What you call desperation, I call a legitimate strategy. They know they've lost a few people after May's reveal, so now they're trying to win them over, and since they have the money, I don't see why they shouldn't.
MS corporate wouldn't hesitate to do that. It is all about perception, and currently theirs is taking a beating. I imagine they've been talking to Bungie for example, trying to get them to can the PS4 presentation.
Especially, when they may not have Halo to counter with...
I was under the impression this isn't a new thing.
What's the big deal here? Developers only show off their games on one platform or the other anyways at smaller shows, and not many folks get confused about them suddenly becoming exclusives or anything.
I wonder, if the two sources are right, what exactly this would entail
Could these devs/pubs still show the game is multiplatform in press releases during E3? Can these devs/pubs at least confirm it during interviews? Are they not allowed to be apart of a sizzle reel? Is this just about games being demoed (meaning all demoed multiplat games would be the Xbox One versions)?
There's still a lot unanswered about the implication of this, even if both sources are right.