Xbox At E3 2020: Phil Spencer Provides Update On Partial Show Plans

E3 approaches.

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While Sony is bowing out of E3 2020, Microsoft will be at the show to reveal more of Halo Infinite and share more of its plans in the lead-up to the Xbox Series X launch later in the year. [Update: The ESA has canceled E3 2020 due to coronavirus concerns.]

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has now provided an update on how Microsoft's E3 2020 planning is shaping up. He said on Twitter that Microsoft held the latest planning meeting on February 15, during which he and his team discussed some of the titles it might show off or announce during the company's briefing. He teased there will be a "deep portfolio" of Xbox Game Studios titles scheduled to appear at E3, though he did not name any outright.

Spencer also mentioned how "console launch years are just special," referring to the launch of the Xbox Series X later this year.

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Spencer also mentioned that veteran Xbox marketing boss Aaron Greenberg is leading the E3 planning team. Greenberg hasn't shared any specific insight into the Xbox E3 2020 plan, but he did tease in his own tweet that Xbox may be partnering with Taco Bell for something. Microsoft partnered with Taco Bell before for a unique promotion involving tacos and Xbox consoles.

E3 2020 takes place in June. If history is any indication, Microsoft's E3 2020 briefing should take place on the evening of Sunday, June 7. The company had a very strong E3 2019 briefing that was highlighted by a viral moment with Keanu Reeves and Cyberpunk 2077.

One game that is confirmed for Microsoft's E3 2020 briefing is Halo Infinite, which is a launch title for Xbox Series X. At E3 2019, Halo Infinite boss Chris Lee said E3 2020 will be a "big moment" for Halo Infinite, and that developer 343 Industries would stay quiet until then.

Microsoft is also likely to discuss the Xbox Series X--and the other next-gen consoles it might be working on--during E3 2020. Many facets of the Xbox Series X remain a mystery, including its price and release date, as well as its launch lineup.

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If MS had exclusives I cared about I would get their next console in a heartbeat. But they've had since the first xbox to come up with some amazing exclusives, and all I care about is forza horizon after losing interesting and halo and gears over the years. They can have the most powerful next gen console out there, but they don't have the killer library Sony has.

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@Deedubau: I can agree with that but I feel MS in all seriousness may feel as long as they sell an console it fattens their pockets for the line is not essential to their bottom line when one looks at it but can Sony feel the same way? I see MS treating this line as lunch money and MS making as much money as do sometimes do things that leaves people scratching their heads, but they still make money.

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@Deedubau: Yeah it's definitely a problem. They should think about acquiring a bunch of new studios to make games for them or something.

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@Deedubau: and yet they have a ton of exclusives I care about.

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@xhedon: That's nice. If the xbox one was as successful as MS wanted it to be then they wouldn't have stopped reporting console sales figures, would not have created a gamespass and ps4 wouldn't sell as near well as it does now.

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@Deedubau: ok but what does that have to do with me enjoying all their exclusives?

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@xhedon: You may want to review the word "ton" when referring to XBox games.

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@gotrekfabian said:

@xhedon: You may want to review the word "ton" when referring to XBox games.

LOL. I'd contest 'dozen' as well.

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@Deedubau: yes but have you heard about sonys new patent which gamespot and ign are ignoring for some reason. Google sonys new evil microtransaction patent. It will blow your mind man. Hopefully they wont go through with it but imagine you are enjoying a new single player sony exclusive when you encounter a massive difficulty spike on a boss, you die then up pops and add saying "buy this weapon upgrade now as 90% of players have beat this boss with this item". The patent even has a child sitting in front of a tv. Something ea have dreams about, for the players no more lol.

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@walbo: That would alienate gamers.

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@walbo: That's gonna make them a lot of money. I'm not great at videogames and find myself giving up way too easily if it takes some practice and skill to get through it. but I will say though I loved Bloodbourne because it gives me a chance to level up my character to get stronger and find that game incredibly rewarding!

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@Deedubau: yes i really like the way you level in those types of games. Theres always hope of getting stronger. I think thats a massive reason those games are so good. Difficult but rewarding.

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@Deedubau: I recommend all the Souls games -- same design philosophy, same teams.

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@Pyrosa: I got to the 4 kings and thought the game exponentially ramped up in difficulty and called it quits

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@walbo: There's something important to remember about patents: There is no requirement to make use of a thing you patent. A patent existing simply means their R&D team developed a concept for something and Sony decided to patent it. EA and ActiBlizz have similarly horrible sounding patents that have never seen the light of day.

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@derangel: yes agreed but it still sends a little shiver down my spine haha.

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@walbo: Right now there is no hint at microtransactions with the new "Help"-System Sony is trying to or has patented!

Too early to speculate in a negative way...i hope its harmless...for all of us :D

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@sladakrobot: there is more than a hint it literally says "buy resource x" on a picture of a tv with a child sitting in front of it that is stuck on a boss lol. The patent statement olso says they are looking at ways to enhance the purpose of there digital stores.now is the time to complain or it will go ahead and sony exclusives will start a new trend of pay to progress never mind pay to win lol.

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@walbo: my favorite xbox fanboy walbo hey at least up until now sony had never ever put MTX in their games unlike Microsoft cough "Halo 5" and "forza" cough

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@gamerforlife96: what are you on about pretending you know me haha i hardly ever comment and i olso have a ps4 so this patent will negatively affect me too especially as i only use sony for there exclusives. I dont get your point what i have said is 100% true i dont understand why you are being so fragile man what do you disagree with? if anything its you that is coming across as a fanboi as you have presented no counter argument just blind defence lol.

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@walbo: me hardly i not angry or a fanboy lol look at my name

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@gamerforlife96: but why are you lying?

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@xhedon: lying??? What do ypu mean

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@gamerforlife96: being dishonest

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@gamerforlife96:

I guess you never play a multiplayer component in Sony's game because like the multiplayer component you mentioned they are also full of MTX (Uncharted 4, MLB The Show, gran Turismo Sport, etc.).

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@petebonion: damn i palyed uncharted 4 for two straight years a i never found mtx in them strange orr maybe.they didnt shove it in my face lol

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Microsoft will be the dominant console presence at E3 this year.

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@Guy_Brohski: I agree

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@Guy_Brohski: if you mean dominating in the 3rd ppace then you are right

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@gamerforlife96: you mean second place.

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@gamerforlife96: what gen is Wii u?

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@Guy_Brohski: So they’ll be first out of two, maybe? Assuming Nintendo doesn’t show them up?

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I really hope that MS has some really impressive surprises for us. I cannot honestly say I am excited about Ori or Hellblade 2. But if something like DKC or Mario comes to XB, then yes I would be more excited. Other games I would love to see is Spiderman, Predator, Aliens or AvP shooter, Crysis or Fear new game, Transformers, Ridge Racer 8, & MechAssault. There is nothing more that I want than to get excited for some prime games & unexpected surprises.

Known games I am looking forward to are CP2077, Outriders, Avengers, Plan 8, & Crossfire & maybe GTFO.

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Judging that the Series X is coming out this year they "should" have a lot of new stuff to "show".

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@Lord_Sesshy: I love Sony and I love MS but with MS they sometimes make some foolish things that will have you scratching your head.

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@lonewolf1044: That is true lol. Kinect coming with the Xbox One was a major one.

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