wrcfan stopped by to let us know about new statements Microsoft is making with respect to game licensing, connectivity, and privacy in response to community feedback after the Xbox One reveal on May 21. This is a significant improvement over their previous strategy of continually reiterating “more at E3” and middling statements from various insiders.
This week’s Halo Bulletin by bs angel features interviews with the lucky community members who went to 343 Industries last week to try out the weapon tuning, a fix for this week’s matchmaking update, and screenshots featuring the disintegration effect of certain Forerunner weapons. Also mentioned was Steven Spielberg being named as the executive producer for the new Halo live-action television series – but since the project is in the very early stages, further details are not available and will not be for some time.
Yesterday’s Xbox One world premiere was also the announcement of a new Xbox exclusive IP called “Quantum Break”. Developed by Remedy Entertainment and produced by Microsoft Studios, the game promises to integrate gameplay with a scripted television series.
According to Charlie Intel, they have confirmed with their sources that the reveal of Call of Duty Ghosts at the Xbox Reveal event this upcoming Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 will only be a new trailer. No live demo will be shown at the event. Charlie Intel thinks we will be shown a live demo of the game at E3 in June.
ATLNinjalo stopped by to let us know about the most recent update to Xbox’s Facebook page. According to the image, Microsoft will be revealing details about the next generation of the Xbox console on May 21, 2013 at 10am PDT (1pm EDT, 6pm BST). The announcement will be made live on Xbox.com, Xbox LIVE, and Spike TV.
According to Major Nelson, even more details will be released at the E3 Expo, where Microsoft will showcase their full lineup of games for the upcoming year.
To discuss what you’d like to see and what you don’t want to see in the reveal, head over to our discussion thread for the console reveal.