Although E3 2017 is still several months away, the head of Microsoft’s Xbox division, Phil Spencer, has spoken up to say that the tech firm’s forthcoming press conference at the event will put more focus on its games during the presentation. According to Spencer, when Xbox is given its time to shine during the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the company often fails to give the audience a fully comprehensive idea of what it has to offer in terms of its software, and this year it will attempt to be more thorough in their descriptions at the exhibition.
When discussing the matter with fans on Twitter, Phil Spencer responded to a user who declared that Xbox needed to do its best to promote more of its first party titles than any other games that will be available on the platform, which the Xbox boss agreed with to a point. In response, Phil Spencer wrote, “I want to give our games more time on stage at E3, I sometimes feel like we rush telling the story of our games at E3.”
Of course, while it seems as if Spencer and his team at Xbox will keep first-party games in mind and focus on them more so during E3 2017 than in previous years, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the company’s press conference will be strictly limited to discussing its software. As it happens, Microsoft is set to debut its upgraded Xbox console under the current code name of Project Scorpio sometime later this year. However, since the tech firm devoted most of its presentation time at last year’s E3 to the forthcoming system, it’s quite possible that Project Scorpio could appear before this year’s exhibition in some capacity.
Just a couple of months ago, the Xbox boss discussed the platform’s E3 2017 game lineup, telling fans that he was pleased with what the company would have to show at this year’s press conference. At the moment, Xbox has a handful of first-party titles in development for the console, including Crackdown 3, Forza 2017, and Sea of Thieves, which will all likely be on display during E3 2017 in some shape or form.
Microsoft has officially confirmed its press conference’s date for E3 2017, which is scheduled to take place on Sunday afternoon, June 11, 2017. Typically, the tech firm has held its showcase on the Monday of E3 week, so hopefully this change-up will give the company even more time to focus on its games.
Microsoft’s Xbox press conference for E3 2017 will be held at the Galen Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 2:00 PM PT.
Source: Phil Spencer – Twitter