Geoff Keighley on E3: Some 2014 Games and a Lot For 2015 and Beyond; Gives Hints on Xbox Conference
Geoff Keighley is one of the most well connected gaming journalists out there, and if there’s someone (besides developers and publishers themselves) that has a pretty good bird-eye view on what we’re going to see at E3, that’s most probably him. During the latest episode of Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb’s podcast he gave some insight on what we can expect from all the companies involved:
I could tell that he [Xbox Division’s new head Phil Spencer] was certainly thinking about how important it was for him to have a great E3 and for this team to have a great E3. I know everyone here seems really energized about showing a lot of great content.
And yeah, I think it’s gonna be a good E3. You know, my sense right now is we’re gonna see some games that are coming this year but there’s gonna be a lot of stuff that is 2015 and beyond from all the companies.
What’s exciting about E3 is that you’re gonna get a taste of what this year is, but also hopefully a little bit of a longer roadmap. Because you know, part of what happens what happens with, I think, Xbox and Sony, last year you were driving so many games towards launch… There was a crazy number of games coming at launch and there’s a little bit of a lull with all the companies now, because “hey we’ve pushed everything for launch, now we have to recycle all these new games coming.” So I hope we get a preview of a lot of that stuff from Phil.
Hryb also added that that Microsoft will be doing some “community elements” also involving Phil Spencer and the fans. While he did not reveal what that will be all about, it was mentioned that it’ll be “Very Major” (probably meaning that it’ll be very much like Major Nelson, not “major” as in “important”) and “nerdy.”
Keighley continued by saying that he’s very excited about all the things he heard from Spencer and that there’s going to be “a lot of developers on stage” and Microsoft is going to show “game after game after game.”
He also mentioned, talking about Microsoft’s announcements, “Even for your briefing, I think you guys have teased a little bit of stuff, but I think there’s a ton of stuff that…” before Hryb jumped in suddenly, changing topic to the upcoming Xbox One software update.
While Microsoft has already fired quite a lot of shots in the past few weeks, looks like they still have a full magazine for their big E3 guns. Yet, we better keep our expectations in check, as it seems that we’ll have to wait quite a bit before being able to play many of the games we’ll see at E3 from every publisher involved.