Microsoft to host press conference at Gamescom 2013 - Report

Microsoft reported to be planning a press conference at European trade show, with the company looking to reiterate the core message behind the Xbox One.

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Microsoft will host its own press conference this year at European trade show Gamescom, reports CVG.

Certain developers have already been notified about the one-hour press conference, says CVG, but that neither the date nor the running order has been finalised.

Sources have said that the proposed press conference would be for Microsoft to reiterate its core message behind the Xbox One, while also attempting to secure the console's footing in European territories. While the Xbox has traditionally been popular in the UK--with the Xbox 360 recently overtaking the Wii in total sales--it has seen less success than Sony's PlayStation in other European markets.

If true, 2013 would mark the first time Microsoft has held a full-blown press conference during the European show. Both Sony and EA regularly hold their own press conferences at Gamescom.

Microsoft had previously announced that it will be returning to Gamescom this year after skipping it in 2012.

"We're excited to be back at Gamescom this year but we're not announcing any further details on our plans at this time. Please stay tuned for more details!" said a Microsoft spokesperson.

Gamescom will run from August 21 through August 25 in Cologne, Germany.

Microsoft will release the Xbox One this November for $499/£429/€499.

Discussion

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newcheats
newcheats

Compared to E3 I don't think microsoft has any significant games to show this time. Maybe a bit of kinect stuff.

Commissariot
Commissariot

Too bad, i like Xbox, its just too bad the only thing they are really talking about is that they are going to talk...and acknowledging that people would like them to talk.

Anyone else a lil annoyed that the only thing people are talking about when it comes to the xbox one is that Microsoft needs to talk about it? just hurry up and say something already! All your doing is creating animosity and frustration which really isnt a good thing for ya considering your trying to sales pitch something like the Xbox One.

TrueGB
TrueGB

Wouldn't reiterating their core message be backpeddaling on their backpeddaling and essentially be pulling a 360?


Woah! Now we know why they called it the 360!

JasonBroady
JasonBroady

Core message : we like gamer's money and we are intrested only in it nothing else.

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Xbox One Games

soolar79
soolar79

Just to let MS now, i cancelled my preorder, bought a 3DS and i aint coming near a shop where you are =) 

straightcur
straightcur

Europeans take privacy rights way more seriously than the people in the " land of the appear free, but really aren't".  so good luck with your data collection box.

duuuuuuude1
duuuuuuude1

Core message:

1.  Don't disconnect the Kinect

2.  You're being over-delivered value for 499

3.  The box was designed with advertisers in mind


Yup.  I'm good.

SmallSatsuma
SmallSatsuma

"the proposed press conference would be for Microsoft to reiterate its core message behind the Xbox One"


The core message so far has been pretty awful.  If all they're gonna do is repeat it they might as well not bother turning up.

TOBIAS_SAIBOT
TOBIAS_SAIBOT

Microsoft have already shot themselves in the foot, I don't see how they can make a comeback.

dr_jashugan
dr_jashugan

Will we see BALMER shouting GAMES, GAMES, GAMES... ? XD

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

There is no question in my mind, the next-gen has been fumbled by Nintendo, Sony, and MS. For various reasons. I refuse to buy an XB1 (or PS4) until a decent selection of next-gen-only titles are released.

soolar79
soolar79

Yep i think its gonna be either that you can unplugg the Kinect, or for sale without for 399.- damage control conference 

KingJames1089
KingJames1089

I don't see whats the problem with the X1. They changed their policies (in which it really didn't matter to me). I think it will offer a much better next gen experience than the PS4. In fact, I think Microsoft and Nintendo are the true innovators when it comes to gaming. That's my opinion but feel free to bitch and moan because im supporting the xbox! :-)

ar6ra6sh9
ar6ra6sh9

i hope they bring fresh IP's and ideas ...

ScreamDream
ScreamDream

MS has been backpedaling as of late with removing their DRM. I bet now it will be no Kinect and $399.

fightfans
fightfans

damage control conference 2013 

KiriharaZro
KiriharaZro

The core message is "we only care about your money, we dont care about what you want, we're going to milk you and if you complain about that deal with it"

dskribe
dskribe

@soolar79 

I'm sure Microsoft really cares about that non-existent pre-order you made and cancelled just so you could write this stupid comment.

Commissariot
Commissariot

@straightcur 

"A great industrial nation is controlled by it's system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated governments in the world--no longer a government of free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of small groups of dominant men."
-President Woodrow Wilson

in short, your right, Wilson just said it better. 

soolar79
soolar79

@straightcur Well xbone is for the US market, and they kinda clearified that on all points, so good fucking work. 

jenovaschilld
jenovaschilld

@DiscGuru101 Well, that is kinda true for any next gen system, I do no think anyone buys a system as soon as it comes out without planning to buy at least 1 or 2 games with it.  I mean who would buy a console just because it came out - without any good games. ... oh yeah WiiU owners!

But I jest, as Nintendo has been a fav since the nes replaced my Atari. I am still waiting for a good WiiU game.   


jenovaschilld
jenovaschilld

@soolar79 Yeah I would be stunned if they didn't offer another SKU (is that right) of the X1. And I look to see them bringing alot of the ideas they really never mentioned with the drm. Like being able to log a game onto you system permantly if you want, (put in a code off the disc, it locks that to your account) do not put it in- can sell it used or trade it like anything else. 

I think Family sharing will also come back to, it is in MS best interest to garner as much buzz as possible in the first two years. 

skiggy29
skiggy29

@KingJames1089 I completely agree with you!! Whereas I am still getting a PS4 also, I too think the X1 has far more innovation than the PS4.  Like all these gamers are saying, it for games and thats why its $399. The X1 has a ton more features and your getting a kinect camera that my daughter will have a blast with for a measly $100 more.  IMO your getting a better ban for your buck with MS's X1. Sorry..

beardface21
beardface21

@KingJames1089 Lol innovation is overrated.

I just want good games.  But good luck with your Xbone though.

Will you be getting MGSV?  I will for Ps3 and Ps4.

Lazuliv
Lazuliv

@ScreamDream I hope not. I actually like all the new features. I don't want the same thing. 

CaveManCobb
CaveManCobb

@KiriharaZro Sony translation: We only care about your money so we aren't going to do what they did. 

You're a fool if you think ANY company gives two shits about you or me.

Ravenlore_basic
Ravenlore_basic

@KiriharaZro its 'bend over' and "Deal With It"  LOL... 

Microsoft has changed its mind about a few things thanks to SONY!!.  

straightcur
straightcur

@vatorus @straightcur  Yes, they take personal prvacy rights serious. not just pay lip service like they do here in NorthAmerica.  just look up some of the settlements against google, facebook, etc......

eelektrik
eelektrik

@jenovaschilld @DiscGuru101 The reason people are willing to buy a Nintendo console at launch with a poor launch lineup is because it is Nintendo. They know what games to expect over the course of the product making it a safe purchase for those consumers, myself included. Would I like more great games for the Wii U to be released faster? Absolutely. Do I regret buying one? Nope.

Nintendo does have a five month stretch from August-December this year where they are releasing a game every month that I am interested in, With Pikmin 3, Wonderful 101, Wind Waker HD, Donkey Kong County Jungle Freeze, and Super Mario 3D World, I will have things to play.

skiggy29
skiggy29

@CaveManCobb @KiriharaZro Exactly!! People are making it sound like Sony cares about them..LOL  Sure and customer service reps really give a shit about customer accounts....  Actually I read that I am now going to have to pay $50/yr to play my ps4 online multiplayer.. I knew that would happen eventually.

R2C25
R2C25

@straightcur @vatorus And still Germany and the rest  of them ran to sell NSA all their people affairs in exchange of a "better relationship".

If you think just US is spying on their people you must be delusional, and you guys that are serious about your privacy don't even know.

jenovaschilld
jenovaschilld

@eelektrik @jenovaschilld @DiscGuru101 Your money and your time, so more power to you. I am patient and my money needs to be spent wisely, so I investigate and plan purchases with care. 

While I love Field of Dreams, I cannot buy it and hope it will come. 

FajitaEataxx
FajitaEataxx

@eelektrik @jenovaschilld @DiscGuru101 You bought the console at the highest price it will ever be in hopes that games will come out one or two years later. Sorry but that is a bad strategy unless you have buckets of money that you can toss onto anything that looks promising. 

jenovaschilld
jenovaschilld

@dreamcast210 @jenovaschilld @soolar79 I see it as a win, win to include a 30$ disc drive. Either to still have the option of physical disc, more choices of games that may come your way, or the nice option to also be able to play a BRay disc or occasional CD.  

jenovaschilld
jenovaschilld

@Kamercon @Glasscut32 @KingJames1089 I am all about the games, could care less what system or if it played on a dead skunk as long as the game was awesome ( and I could use 360 layout controller, hate x,y on the same plane)- 

But really the x1 games were really not that exciting or exclusive.