Microsoft’s E3 2019 press convention couldn’t be extra essential for the corporate. For the reason that launch of the Xbox One within the fall of 2013, and technically even earlier than it due to the console’s rocky unveiling that summer season, Microsoft has been enjoying catch-up with its major competitor Sony. That might change this yr.
Sony gained’t be at E3 2019. The corporate is selecting to avoid wasting its huge reveals for subsequent summer season when it would possible announce the PlayStation 5 and deciding to provide particular person titles, like Hideo Kojima’s Loss of life Stranding, particular person stay stream exhibits. That offers Microsoft the largest and most outstanding stage at this yr’s convention to inform followers every part it has in retailer for the rest of the Xbox One’s life cycle and to tease the way forward for its upcoming console. We don’t know if we’ll get the identify of a brand new machine or probably even see it proven on-screen. However something might occur, particularly with Microsoft poised to personal the dialog subsequent week.
Simply ending our last E3 rehearsal right here with the group in Redmond. Really feel actually good concerning the briefing. Heaps to point out. Now we have 14 Xbox Sport Studios video games within the present this yr, extra first occasion video games than we have ever had within the present. Enjoyable instances. #XboxE3
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) Could 30, 2019
There’s additionally an enormous companies factor at play this yr, too. Microsoft has its xCloud cloud gaming platform its slated to open to the general public later this yr, in addition to its rising Xbox Sport Cross subscription service that the corporate simply introduced could be coming to PC. We’re anticipating to listen to extra about each, particularly within the wake of Google’s huge Stadia bulletins from earlier this week.
In fact, there will likely be video games. We’re anticipating to listen to much more about Halo Infinite, the ultimate recreation within the franchise’s Reclaimer trilogy that might be each an Xbox One title and a launch recreation for the next-gen Xbox. There’s an opportunity we’d get a launch and a few long-awaited gameplay footage for the title. Microsoft chief Phil Spencer says the corporate may have rather more than Halo. He’s promising 14 Xbox Sport Studios video games (in different phrases, exclusives), because of Microsoft’s huge recreation studio acquisition spree it introduced finally yr’s E3.
That’s loads of potential information, so anticipate a protracted and jam-packed press convention from the Xbox group on Sunday. For many who need to watch it stay, listed here are all the very best methods to tune in.
The best way to watch:
Date: Sunday, June ninth
Time: San Francisco: 1PM / New York: 4PM / London: 9PM / Berlin: 10PM / Moscow: 11PM / Beijing: 4AM (June 11th) / Tokyo: 5AM (June 11th) / Sydney: 6AM (June 11th)