Microsoft E3 Conference Set For June 9th, New I.P. Coming

By Ishaan . May 6, 2014 . 9:30am

Microsoft’s E3 2014 media briefing will take place on Monday, June 9th at 9:30 AM PDT, the company announced today. During the briefing, Microsoft will discuss games coming in 2014 and beyond to their platforms.


Streaming will be available starting at 9:00 AM on the same day at, on Xbox Live and Windows Phone. Microsoft say there will also be a number of “fan-centric” events both before and after their media briefing.


Earlier in the week, Xbox chief Phil Spencer took to Twitter to tease some of the company’s E3 plans. In reply to a Twitter user, Spencer stated, “Yes, we’ll announce both new IP and new sequels at E3.” In a follow-up tweet, he shared, “We’ll announce some new studios we are working with.”

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  • Liamv2

    Please don’t be another shooter.

  • grayson gee

    E3 sounds exciting from all the companies. Can’t wait!

  • Gee, I can almost smell the disappointment from here.

  • DesmaX

    Can’t wait.

    Hope they’ll show more info on Quantum Break too

  • neo_firenze

    Re: “new sequels”:

    Forza Horizon 2 seems like a certainty based on plenty of leaked information, though it hasn’t been officially announced yet. So count on that as one of the sequels.

    Personally, I’d be pretty excited to see Crackdown 3. Crackdown orbs were conspicuously present in some OS images shared by MS in the initial Xbox One reveal, hopefully that was a sign!

    • 하세요

      I loved Crackdown, but Crackdown 2 was a ridiculous disappointment. If they do make a third one, they better not mess it up.

      • neo_firenze

        Yeah, I really want to see if they can redeem the series after the letdown of Crackdown 2.

        Crackdown 1 was just fantastic. Of all of the games in the open world “super-hero” niche from last gen (i.e. the Infamous and Prototype series), I don’t think any of them beat Crackdown. The exploration was great, and it just FELT good to run around the city and beat up thugs. In a way, it seemed to have a little dash of Streets of Rage soul as part of the recipe.

        No zombies if there’s a part 3, please.

  • Mir Teiwaz

    It’ll be interesting to see what everyone brings to the table, but so far this year hasn’t exactly been blowing me away.

    I’ve spent far more time playing my older games than anything that came out this year…or even last year. The only exception has been Dark Souls 2.

    I’d love to hear something about Bayonetta 2, because I’m not buying a WiiU until that game comes out.

    • DJPr3tty

      Bayonetta 2 will be a Wii U exclusive. Nintendo is funding the project because MS and Sony wouldn’t.

      • landlock

        I think you missed the point of his post, heh….

        • otakumike

          I think it was a reaction post. He must be used to people ragging on Bayonetta 2 so much that by now he’s just going through the motions. :p

          • Zack

            Haha, yeah. It’s all good. We need to spread the loooove. I’m the same, by the way. I don’t even have the PS4/XB1 yet – still playing through the masses of PSP titles I bought cheap but never even opened.

  • subsamuel01

    Hopefully they announce a cheaper kinect less bundle so I can actually afford one. Already have a PS4, but really like some of the exclusives on X1.

  • Nesther

    Time for Banjo-Threeie!

    • subsamuel01

      I really hope so, wasn’t a huge fan of Nuts and Bolts prefer the old school platforming.

  • AuraGuyChris

    They persuaded Capcom to have the third Mega Man Legends on their console.

    By the way, I’m joking.

    • Boy, whatever you’re on gimme some.

    • CozyAndWarm

      Considering no other company has been able to pull it off, I’d give Microsoft mad props if this happened.

  • landlock

    Since they brought the Gears Of War IP there’s bound to be a teaser for that. I expect a couple of Japanese games maybe an JRPG, hopefully more footage of D4 and Quantum Break (gameplay hopefully), Alan Wake 2 would be fantastic.

    Even though the last one failed I’d still like to see a new Perfect Dark developed by a outside developer maybe the guys that are finishing up Wolfenstein made up of the Starbreeze guys.

    • neo_firenze

      I’m getting impatient (and honestly a little worried due to lack of information since last E3) for D4…

      • landlock

        I wouldn’t worry that much it’s the same with Quantum Break and Sunset Overdrive really.

        • neo_firenze

          Guess I’m just getting to the point where I’m getting impatient for games. I know they’re coming eventually, but would be good to have more to look forward to or some additional glimpses of stuff like Sunset Overdrive and D4. I know this stuff needs time, but near total silence since last E3 is a long time to wait for little morsels of information (though I hear we’ll be seeing a lot more on Sunset Overdrive soon, including an Edge cover story showing up later this week).

          My Xbox One library is still the same is it was on launch day: Forza, DR3, Killer Instinct, and Crimson Dragon. I’ve seen no reason to not go with PS4 versions of multi-platform stuff, and no interest in Titanfall… so there I am, getting fidgety wanting to see some new exclusive games.

          • landlock

            Yeah the only other games I’ve brought have been Strider, Strike Suit Zero and Halo: SA. Not interested with Titanfall either.

      • I wouldn’t be worried, personally. It’s a SWERY game. He’s probably off doing his thing, as always. It’ll come out at some point. It’ll get a 5.5 or two. It’ll get a 9.5 or two. The Internet will debate the merits and faults of the review system. SWERY will make a blog post of himself in America with a coffee mug in front of him. People will laugh. Then he’ll move on to the next game.

  • SirRichard

    Apparently they have officially titled it “Game On”, which is encouraging in that they really do seem to be putting focus on the games, but I would hope that they recognise that their system has more issues to deal with than just needing games. At least they’re being vocal about E3, haven’t really heard much about it out of any other company.

    • neo_firenze

      It’s true that the system has issues other than needing games, but let’s be realistic: having lots of exclusive games sure helps dull the pain of any other problems. I’m cautiously optimistic that Phil Spencer “gets it” with his past experience running Microsoft Game Studios and he seems like he cares about really pushing games.

      • SirRichard

        Very true, an absolutely killer lineup would help dull the problems it has, but even just, say, binning the Kinect and lowering the price to entry would display a level of savvy Microsoft sorely need right now. Perhaps the biggest thing against the Xbox One right now is its ties to that peripheral, it can’t be cheap to bundle that into every single one. Gut that and at least make the system match the PS4 for price, on top of even just a good normal lineup, and they could start to reverse their bad start.

        • neo_firenze

          Yeah, I am ready to unplug my Kinect. I have had my Xbox One for nearly half a year now and I’ve not seen a single thing to convince me anyone is taking good advantage of it as a required purchase peripheral. I mean, it’s fine for stuff like exercise apps and dance games – but if that’s the only kind of thing that can prove it uses Kinect well, why not make it an OPTIONAL accessory?

          I’ve not seen ANY other kinds of games where I say “wow, Kinect is really being used well here”. If anything, I’ve been annoyed by Kinect features shoehorned into games (like shouting at bosses in Dead Rising 3). Apparently D4 is heavily focused on Kinect and I’m very interested in seeing more of that game, so MAYBE I’ll find a game where I care about Kinect… but I don’t think the number of worthwhile Kinect experiences is ever going to justify the cost of the peripheral.

          If the only real benefit is system OS-level integrated voice recognition capabilities, you don’t need an expensive camera. A simple microphone in the console (or talking through a standard headset) would do just fine for that purpose, allowing MS to sell a cheaper console without Kinect and still retain voice features in 100% of systems.

    • ronin4life

      Nintendo announced plans(they even made a silly video). I believe Ubisoft did too.

      • SirRichard

        Well yeah, I know others have confirmed conferences and so on, but there doesn’t seem to be any of the excitement building up yet. It was probably more noticeable last year because E3 2013 was the start of the lead-in to a pair of new consoles, I dunno.

        • ronin4life

          Last year we had console announcement pressers promising more at E3.

          I would say that is why things seem so quiet. It was more like this in the years before to.

    • I think the problem—at least for the time being—is Kinect and the higher price compared to the competition. I definitely agree that being able to do more than just play games will be a factor in the long-term health of the system, but I don’t know if that’s the case right now.

      Right now, the only people that are buying PS4 and XB1 are dedicated fans that want games, so at least for the next year or so, games will need to be the headline of their marketing. Beyond that, yeah, they need to start figuring out what else they can do with the system.

      So, for E3, I feel like one of their goals—among others—should be to communicate why people need to care about Kinect with regard to games specifically. It needs that killer app, which it just doesn’t have yet.

      • SirRichard

        Honestly, I’m in the camp that the Kinect is a lost cause, and possibly an expensive one at that. It is a fairly complex piece of tech, bundling that in to every system seems like the only reason the Xbox One is costing more than the PS4, despite the latter’s superior tech. To keep on riding it out would be getting into sunk cost fallacy territory, in my opinion, better to write it off now to get their lead back and maybe try to sell people on it later.

        Who knows, perhaps they can prove Kinect has worth as a gaming peripheral, but right now its presence seems to be doing far more harm than good. It’s a nuisance to the people using it (all those pictures and stories of games stopping people playing even when they’re not online because they decided to swear with it on), its presence being at least semi-required dissuades even more people and if it isn’t the reason for the Xbox One’s higher price tag, Microsoft have messed up somewhere else in a worrying way.

        • Kinect definitely is doing more harm than good at the moment. I suppose I’m in the camp that feels Kinect is part of what gives XB1 its identity. Honestly, I do really like some of the things you can do with Kinect, and I feel the device is kind of ahead of its time in a sense.

          And that’s honestly why I feel they should stick with it. We’ve seen games and even game hardware be “ahead of their time” before, only to be scrapped for the time being and be turned into a success at some later point by a different company.

          I know it costs the Xbox division money, and I know it would be financially irresponsible of them to carry on with Kinect for too long, if it became very apparent that the device had no future. But I don’t think we’re quite there yet. I think they can afford to take a year to make it work. If, after a year, there’s still nothing to show for having Kinect in the box, then yeah, it needs to go.

          • SirRichard

            That’s fair, the Xbox One isn’t even a year old yet itself and they made the system with the Kinect in mind instead of adding it in later. And it does have promising uses for its tech, I know my friends and I have brainstormed more than good few uses for its microphone array, for instance, more than a few around horror games (Microsoft’s “Screamride” trademark could prove promising in that regard), although I don’t know if I’d say any of them justify the Kinect’s contribution to the system’s price tag.

            I just don’t know if even they themselves can justify it, is the thing. Thus far Microsoft themselves haven’t been really creative with it on the gaming side, at best they’ve made it out to be an overly expensive Wii Remote. If they can start cleverly and creatively using its tech, more power to them, it’d provide quite the neat edge to their system exclusives. They’d have to start playing more dangerously than Kinect Sports Adventure, though.

          • It’s a little odd that we aren’t seeing more experimentation using Kinect on Xbox Live. You’d think they’d have a small team of people constantly working on smaller ideas, just to try different things out. That way, you keep releasing a stream of Kinect content, and maybe along the way, hit upon an experiment that could lead to a more full-fledged retail product.

            It is a little odd just how quiet they’ve been on the Kinect front. It’s as though they haven’t even tried yet, really.

          • Ash_Riot

            There IS that SWERY game we’ve heard nothing about in a long while now. Hopefully he’ll be there to show that off.

  • Eric Harris

    I don’t own an xbox one but I def will at least watch their presentation to see if any exciting new exclusives are shown. I mean bc, why not. It’s E3, and it’s exciting.

  • otakumike

    Wow…and here I thought Siliconera WOULDN’T wind up like gfaqs but it’s clear we are slowly getting there. Might be time to pack up once more and move somewhere else.

    • Zack

      What do you mean..? What did they do wrong?

    • ronin4life

      What’s GFaqs (Game Faqs?)like?

      ? _.

      • AuraGuyChris

        Although the faqs people submit there are superb, the boards are like wild jungles with untamed people who sometimes reveal spoilers in their topic titles or are general trolls.

      • Nightmare637

        I honestly prefer it to this place. :P

        as long as you stay away from the system boards it’s not bad, there’s the occasional bad topic or troll but there is an ignore feature for that and you get some very helpful info. ^_^

        not nearly as bad as people make it out to be.(outside of system boards)

  • otakumike

    I want to see them do something with Banjo. Bring it back man!

  • Guest

    I really want to see if that rumored Platinum Games title “Project Nagano” appears.

  • Theob Vious Choice

    We at Microsoft present A BRAND NEW IP!

    It’s about a Mountain Dew machine that calls people virgins in a 12 year old kid’s voice and shoots rapid fire Doritos.

    • CozyAndWarm

      I hope you’re not implying that wouldn’t be an utterly fantastic game.

    • Audie Bakerson

      I doubt it will live up to Cool Spot, Pepsi-man or Darkened Skye.

  • Dystopiq

    Is it a Banjo Kazooie remake with the same composer? If not then it’s nothing worth our time.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    ………Its going to be a First person shooter…..with SPORTS

    • Nightmare637

      You know that actually sounds kinda fun.

      “you tackle me?!” *shoots* “hah!! now who’s got the ball?!”

  • z_merquise

    All I wanted to see is if Platinum Games really made an exclusive game for XBox One.

    Even if I’m not interested to buy an XBox, I’m looking forward to see these games they’ll show and that might reconsider my decision.

  • CozyAndWarm

    Pretty cool to hear, although like everyone else I’m worried it’s another shooter (just like all of Sony’s “new IPs”). I want more info on Sunset Overdrive and D4 too

  • Cyberjin

    is it their own IP’s?
    or just new IP’s from 3rd party, that also will come to PS4?

  • hazelnut1112

    I just hope it isn’t Kinect only garbage. Then again, MS is trying to expand with their library I still find it pretty difficult to trust anything form that company.

  • lordsofskulls


    its a RPG >.>

    P.S. that how they got me to get Xbox 360 before PS3 cause more RPGs were out on it, instead of waiting for PS3 to come out.

    • AuraGuyChris

      Aren’t RPGs non-existent in the console?

      • lordsofskulls

        I dont know about that… >.> PS3 has plenty of JRPGs both western or eastern and their even bunch coming out in next couple months as well.. heck in 3 days theirs Bound by Flame, also their Fairy Fencer and couple other ones

        • AuraGuyChris

          Clearly, I meant the Xbone.

      • lordsofskulls

        there alot of RPGs on consoles o.o especially on PS Vita recently.

  • ER_Mac3

    I’m quite excited for the new IP, but to be honest, the only thing I REALLY expect out of Microsofts exclusives, is that they give my life back announcing DC4 on Xbox One with amazing visuals and chroeo ._. Two years of waiting are more than enough LOL

  • Audie Bakerson

    It’s almost a year and we know about as much about Sunset Overdrive as we did when it was first announced (which is pretty much nothing. Did we get ANY in-game content?). I can’t say that fills anyone with enthusiasm for any new IPs that will be announced.

  • Sav

    hopefully they announce the exclusive jrpg, but maybe that’ll be at tgs?

    we’ll see.

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