Microsoft Gearing Up for E3 -- What Are You Hoping to See?

Xbox maker has now completed its "final rehearsal" for the show before heading to Los Angeles.

Microsoft on Tuesday completed its "final rehearsal" for its E3 2014 press conference, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer said on Twitter. "Next stop - LA," he wrote. This rehearsal was the last trial run Microsoft will hold at its Redmond, Washington headquarters. It's likely Microsoft will run through its press conference again on stage at the Galen Center in Los Angeles sometime before the event takes place there on Monday, June 9 at 9:30 a.m. PDT.

Spencer's tweet drew the praise of former Xbox executive Marc Whitten, who told Spencer to "rock it out!" Electronic Arts COO Peter Moore even chimed in, saying, "Perfect opportunity to unveil a Halo tattoo." When Moore worked at Microsoft, he famously announced the Halo 2 release date at E3 2004 by rolling up his sleeve to show a tattoo that read "November 9."

In addition to Microsoft's main press conference on Monday, June 9, the company will hold a series of "fan-centric" events before and after the show. Microsoft has pledged that its press conference at E3 2014 will be all about the games. We know Halo will be there in some form or another, but Microsoft is keeping quiet on what else it has in store for the show.

What are you hoping Microsoft announces at E3 2014? Let us know in the comments below!

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102 comments
mlp071
mlp071

They are going to be on E3? 

I thought they are fighting against X1 box from Comcast as their main DVR opponent..Xone is more similar to it then to  PS4, 360 or Wii U...

daethoron
daethoron

Looking forward to E3, hope this is a better gaming year with more/better

releases

slicedbread117
slicedbread117

I'm taking work off basically for Halo. Tons of awesome titles are going to be at E3 this year, Microsoft really looks to be turning it around. Do they dare show off a short trailer for Left 4 Dead 3? Possibly??

LordCrash88
LordCrash88

All Xbox exclusives on PC of course. And a DX12 that beats the sh.. out of Sony. :P

deathstream
deathstream

MS announces the purchase of Naughty Dog and Sucker Punch from Sony.  I have both consoles so I don't want/need it to happen.  I just want to see the death toll from the Sony cultists' heads exploding.

Evil_Sidekick
Evil_Sidekick

@deathstream Not going to happen, makes no sense...even as a joke. It would make more sense for them to buy Remedy, but going by last gen (i have a 360), i would cry blood tears if that happened. I love Remedy since the Max Payne days, so, MS needs to prove that they really changed their ways before buying them.

Evil_Sidekick
Evil_Sidekick

What i want to see?

I'm eager to see what they have in store for media and tv


/sarcasm

deathstream
deathstream

@Evil_Sidekick


They already said no.  The only company to talk about that stuff on stage at E3 last year was Sony, not MS.


Are you aware that Sony makes movies and TV, too?  They are the ones currently butchering the Spider-Man franchise.

deathstream
deathstream

@Evil_Sidekick


You are incorrect.  MS did NOT talk about TV at E3.  You are thinking of their reveal, E3.  Sony DID talk about TV and movies and used the hilarious phrase "Flixster for gamers" ON STAGE.


What does MS's entertainment division have to do with their games division?  Sony specifically talked about leveraging their TV and film studios to make the PS4 a great all-in-one console.

Evil_Sidekick
Evil_Sidekick

@deathstream First, it was MS and not Sony that talked about the all Xbox One Tv crap....second, what does Sony movies have to do with Sony gaming? Third, why do i care what Sony does? This is not a Sony vs Microsoft "d*ck contest"...i don't even own a PS3/PS4

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

Sunset Overdrive and Forza Horizon 2 are already 2 games they've announced for this year that I really wanna play... Looking forward to seeing if they can add anything else to the list! E3 shall be great!

Senor_Kami
Senor_Kami

I just want some good games in genres I like.

monson21502
monson21502

i cant wait to watch the E3 show. it will be nice to watch a show all about the games. hoping its mostly only xboxone games

stage4saiyan
stage4saiyan

Lost Odyssey 2, Phantom Dust 2...dare I say SHENMUE 3?

isane-bishop
isane-bishop

@stage4saiyan They're having problems with the Lost Odyssey IP and Sega still owns the Shenmue IP! It sucks that 1 outta that 3 REALLY can happen.

blkgto
blkgto

a couple of stupid policy changes that set the most childish demographic there is into a frenzy, some promises for groundbreaking new entries rendered on "in-game engines" that are all far-fetched CGI, a lack of anything that has to do with the kinect they were never going to get rid of, the one we all just 'had to have."


Changing policies is good once in awhile, when you really need to do it.  Changing policies every month makes you like tired, weak, and out of touch.  One or two appropriate changes can give people faith in you.  Four or five and you start to lose their trust.

Darth_Starwind
Darth_Starwind

@blkgto Look at it this way, the new executives are trying to undo all the major screw ups made by the last board. I have hope for the future of Xbox because a lot of the changes being made are the ones people have been asking for. Yes, a lot of changes are being made but there were a lot needed. Better to error and fix the error than just to ignore the customer base like that jackass who lead the show last year.

monson21502
monson21502

@blkgto i guess u sony lovers rather the policies  be set in stone and never be changed for the gamer and only if it benefits sony. when a company changes for the gamer its always a good thing. 

se007
se007

Some mind blowing gameplay footage from quantum break would be super nice!

DragonessAthena
DragonessAthena

Already got what I wanted, Xbox exclusives being released on PC. I knew Halo: Spartan Assault on Steam was a sign of things to come.

eternal_napalm
eternal_napalm

Multiplats that'll be superior on PS4. I'm also curious as to how many new 180's take place later this year. :)

stage4saiyan
stage4saiyan

@sladakrobot @eternal_napalm Actually, this. Sony's 180s like going from free to paid online, going from a purely gaming console to a Facebook console, going from one of the best consoles ever (the PS2) to a console that was awful until the last years of it's gen (PS3), etc.

gunnmetal
gunnmetal

@eternal_napalm like what wolfenstein? yeah its better on xbox and its 1080p 60fps how about that cheeze fingers

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

I hope for a game where we all will say:"Fcuk,i didnt saw that coming!!!! Amazing!!!"

Johny_47
Johny_47

Something besides a first person shooter, call of duty or halo... oh well they'd might aswell not show up at all then =P

tomservo51
tomservo51

A special surprise from Major Nelson?

joeymegs
joeymegs

I would like to see a RPG, that the rumors of a monster third party exclusive are true, but most importantly that they stick to their word and make the whole show about games.

UNCStriker88
UNCStriker88

i just want to see a big game that no one has heard anything about and then say "you can buy this game tomorrow!"

socialcontract
socialcontract

Pleasseeeee can we have some movement on the abandoned Command & Conquer Generals Reboot!!!

deathstream
deathstream

@Blk_Mage_Ctype


Not at their stage show.  They have to push the Xbox One there.  Now some good PC showings on the floor would be awesome.

Fastphase1
Fastphase1

I think last year's press was good. It had some hiccups but they should continue like that: Focus on the games and not the services.

oflow
oflow

Ryse 2 (with more weapons and more robust MP mode think Spartacus Legends with Cryengine)

Kingdom Underfire 2 announced for X1

New Gears

New Halo

New Fable

Info on the cloud

An RTS for X1

Info on bringing old XBL Arcade titles to X1


se007
se007

@oflow F*ck the sequels! It's new gen, and it should be backed by new IP's.

monson21502
monson21502

@se007 @oflow need biger install base and better understanding of what the system can do. you only get 1 chance to impress and get a new ip to take off

deathstream
deathstream

@se007 @oflow


Ryse 2 would be great.  And we already know that Gears, Halo and Fable are coming.