Although Sony has decided not to present itself at E3 2019, Microsoft has reiterated on more than one occasion that it will not miss the opportunity to participate in the biggest video game fair. Not only that: apparently, the house of Redmond company seems really determined to do things big.
Phil Spencer is back on the subject during a recent podcast conducted by Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb, further escalating the dose and helping to raise even more the expectations of the fans. The Xbox boss has said that there have been several internal discussions following the abandonment of Sony, but the presence of Microsoft has never been questioned.
In that sense, Phil Spencer said the following in the podcast: “This is going to be a fun E3 for us… we had a discussion internally. Should we go big? Should we save some money? No, we’re going to do our thing and we’re going to go and be as big at E3 as we’ve ever been. And I love that opportunity to be with our fans and the industry… We’re still going through some of the discussions on how much long-term and how much near-term [games] do we talk about… I’m a proponent for being as transparent as can be… I feel really good about our plans… The content that we’ll have will be great and we’ll talk about our future. We’ll talk more about what the Xbox brand means to us… We have millions of Xbox customers… we see them on a phone or another device… We want to make that possible.”
“One thing I was doing on holiday was that I was playing games on xCloud… We want to make sure we get it as right as we can. We want to test it… to anyone else on the service, I’m just playing… It’ll be years before this is the primary way people are playing… but let’s think about our future… We should also have these five to ten year views on where things can go,” Spencer further escalated.
Words that will undoubtedly please the fans of Microsoft, who have already been able to attend a very respectable edition. During the two hours of the conference, in addition to countless third-party titles, the company has confirmed to be working on a new Xbox, has unveiled Forza Horizon 4 and Halo Infinite and announced the acquisition of not less than 5 studios, including Playground Games.
Will Microsoft be able to do better this year? Is it finally time to reveal the Xbox Scarlett? Tell us in the comments below.