Phil Spencer “Feeling Great” About Xbox’s E3 Conference; First Party Studios to Play a “Big Role”

on May 29, 2015 11:45 AM

E3 is coming fast, and today Microsoft’s Xbox division head Phil Spencer did a bit of teasing (actually, a lot of teasing, in one of his usual Twitter sprees) about what we’re going to see from the house of Xbox One at one of the biggest game shows of the year.

Spencer also mentioned that Microsoft’s own first party studios will play a “big role” in the show:

As usual, Spencer shown some refreshing sportsmanship, and he mentioned that he’s also excited to see what others will show, even if his focus is on making his own customers happy.

If you’re worried that Microsoft might be planning to fire all its shots at E3, neglecting Gamescom, worry no more. Spencer promised that Microsoft will have as much new content there as they will at E3.

Incidentally, we also hear that Crystal Dynamics is doing “Amazing Progress” on Rise of the Tomb Raider, while 343 Industries is doing a “great job” in polishing Halo 5: Guardians.

Spencer explained what we can expect from the Xbox Daily show, also teasing that Xbox Fanfest is going to be “great.”

He then teased that E3 is going to be a “fun” time for Xbox One preview members:

Interestingly, we also get a bit of info on possible new features, like background music and the ability to broadcast party chat:

The air is starting to be electric around this year’s E3. It’ll be interesting to see what all sides of the competition will bring, but as the sales underdog Microsoft will probably bring all the big guns to bear. We can pretty much be sure that shots will be fired.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.