Microsoft teases Xbox announcement for today

Major Nelson adds that he's going to have a busy morning.

Does Microsoft have a new Xbox One game announcement up its sleeve?

Microsoft Studios executive Phil Spencer tweeted late on Sunday evening that it was "personally going to be a good day tomorrow, looking forward to a games announce coming early in the morning."

"Fun part of the job," added Spencer.

Xbox spokesperson Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb added that it "looks like I’ve got a busy morning coming up tomorrow."

In his position at Microsoft, Spencer oversees the development of the company's first-party studios, which include 343 Industries, Lionhead, and Rare.

Microsoft recently announced that it shipped 3.9 million Xbox One consoles worldwide before the end of 2013.

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FULGOREY2K
FULGOREY2K

He will kill himself and all the staff at M$.

yay

Andyf1ghter
Andyf1ghter

Has anyone figured out what this announcement actually was?

It seems to be so minor that noone even noticed.

blue-peregrine
blue-peregrine

The good old spill the beans announcement, eh Nelson?

Jag-T1000
Jag-T1000

it's probably  Tetris HD! 

deadpen
deadpen

This article really needed a time zone included.

VenkmanPHD
VenkmanPHD

Morning? It's like late afternoon now.

C'mon LARRY.

gamist
gamist

"In his position at Microsoft, Spencer oversees the development of the company's first-party studios, which include 343 Industries, Lionhead, and Rare"

That's it? 

Get_Shorty
Get_Shorty

Morning over.  Missed his chance.

MrMilkmann
MrMilkmann

I guess it's a nice break from the typical "'XBox is great,' says Microsoft" articles.

ScaredySquirrel
ScaredySquirrel

I'd like an announcement about when the social features are going to be repaired? You know, little things like the chat system and the party system. They're broken, and not just a little bit. 


Also the Xbox One still doesn't support surround headphones, I've got a pair of A50's that I get to stare at while I play my Xbox One. How about an announcement about when they're going to fix their colossal eff up!

Mostly I've just gone back to playing my 360 because I can actually use my headphones and play online games with my friends. I'm not buying anymore Xbox One software until they fix those issues. 

silvermoor19
silvermoor19

Is anyone else out there tired of getting announcements that there is going to be an announcement?

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

whats the news has it been announced yet or is it still coming later?

StHapns247
StHapns247

Why would Epic sell their (currently) biggest franchise?

I've always felt Epic was on the overrated side in terms of their games, but there's no denying the Unreal Engine's ubiquitousness.

With their sales, closings, and departures they are either on the edge of bankruptcy or moving to a format where they only license tech.

Pilgrim117
Pilgrim117

MS is really trying very hard to have as much exclusives games as possible, good work! They won't make the same mistakes like with the Xbox 360...

mickyfinn84
mickyfinn84

Well thats disappointing. Judgement sold like shit , so why buy the franchise?

Dracaroni
Dracaroni

Gear has pretty much run its course why drag it down more?


Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

MS just got the rights for Gears of War from Epic. Provably is that

With Cliffy gone they provably were affraid that GoW would go multi-platform. I would not be surprised if that were the reason.

Zombrex
Zombrex

Annoucement: Hexic 3 and it includes Kinect controls.

Alucard_Prime
Alucard_Prime

i thnk they Just announced it...MS has acquired gears of war franchise!

coaltango
coaltango

maybe its the same free 2 games a month for gold members for Xbone as well

stickybun
stickybun

Curious if it will be the announcement for what ever Black Tusk Studios is working on.

FrankDuxx
FrankDuxx

I feel so much hate in the comment and for what ?? they will announce a game for sure and that will be an amazing game so wait  and see instead of talking of the ps4 we really don't care about it. thank you bonne journee

Andyf1ghter
Andyf1ghter

@VenkmanPHD  

Xbox spokesperson Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb added that it "looks like I’ve got a busy morning coming up TOMORROW."

I've put the most important word in capitals for your benefit.

xcollector
xcollector

@gamist What did you expect? Microsoft fired most of their talent like Ensemble Studios and others like Bungie left. Those that are still there like Lionhead & Rare are nothing compared to what they use to be. MS probably needed to clean house from their game division to make room for TV stuff.

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

@silvermoor19 It's GlitchSpot's specialty.  Just ask Eddie... at least it isn't just a rumor- which is typical.

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

@StHapns247  Epic should have ditched games long ago and stuck with engines much like Crytek does. The last good Epic game (I don't care for GoW) was Unreal Tournament, and I'm talking 2003.

inspectercoley
inspectercoley

@StHapns247Cos they would get a lot of money for it and can move on to doing other projects. I imagine they are very bored to churning out GOW over and over again.

Pilgrim117
Pilgrim117

@mickyfinn84  I hope it will be a new start for the series, not a B-grade game like judgment.

Pilgrim117
Pilgrim117

@Dracaroni We could say the same for God of War, Uncharted or Killzone.

Shadowdanc3r
Shadowdanc3r

@bunchanumbers As long as the story is more dynamic and the combat more fast-paced AND dynamic, I'm down.

AyatollaofRnR
AyatollaofRnR

@xcollector@gamistMS hasn't focussed on First Party studios for sometime, preferring partnerships for exclusive games like the Upcoming Titanfall and Quantum Break.

mickyfinn84
mickyfinn84

@themc_7 @mickyfinn84  The announcement was that Microsoft has bought the Gears franchise from Epic games and that Black tusk studios are working on a new Gears game. Unless there is another announcement?

Dracaroni
Dracaroni

@Pilgrim117 @Dracaroni I agree with god of war and killzone but never uncharted.  There are some hardcore people that love that game.

pohman
pohman

@Warlord_Irochi yep its for sure,there is even a website listing gears has their current project

themc_7
themc_7

@mickyfinn84 @themc_7where did you hear that? I read this:


"Xbox maker acquires rights to the popular franchise; Black Tusk Studios taking over development duties with producer Rod Fergusson leading the team; details on new projects coming later this year."
MS said they had an annoucement to make today, I don't think it's the acquisition of GoW, I believe there is something else. 

Dracaroni
Dracaroni

@xgalacticax @Dracaroni Except Sony Santa Monica is moving away from GOW they are making a new game so if it is made will be a new studio.

Pilgrim117
Pilgrim117

@Dracaroni Gears is for MS what Uncharted is for Sony. Judgment was a huge misstep for the series, but it's not too late to bring it back full force with new ennemies, characters and story arc. The 1st Gears was a revelation for me, the game of the generation and i'd like to see it expand more.

xgalacticax
xgalacticax

@Dracaroni I think we've seen all Uncharted has to offer. god of war still has some room for creativity, although it seems the studio has lost that.