I just hope to see them bring it hard with the games. Not blocking used games and not having to be online just to play would be nice as well. If Microsoft fulfills these requests, then I will eventually own one, but PS4 will be all I need for awhile.
It takes months to set up a reveal like this and I guarantee you that they have had everything planned by the day on how to prepare for it. I just don't see Microsoft not taking this seriously as Sony is. I doubt much has changed with their reveal after Sony's. Also, judging by some MS guy and Major Nelson's tweets, they seemed pretty confident after Sony's reveal.
Agreed, Microsoft isn't doing anything reactionary with this. I think microsofts plan is pretty set in stone, although I think they could play with the time table as they see fit. With that said I don't see them changing on anything that Sony announced.
I would love to see Phil on stage he actually has some personality and was one of the big drives behind a lot of EU games like Killzone and LBP for Sony. Hope he's doing the same for MS as they really need it.
I love the multimedia stuff but show me games MS, everything else is an extra.
Alright MS this is very simple.. open the "event" with a ton of new games.. one after the other.. new IP and ones raised from the dead (PGR).. BF4 footage showing 64+ online at once or announce that CoD next Gen will be exclusive for a month or something crazy like that. Mention Kinect 2.0 for exactly 5 min and only cool new features.. no kids crap. Show the next system.. show the controller.. mention that used games will work just fine and you can play offline.. kill those rumors.
Then say that online MP will no longer be behind a paywall (We can hope).
Confirm specs.. kick over the podium and walk off. 60 min tops. end it with a price and date. in and out lets do this.
Can not wait to own both new systems.. fun year indeed!
[UPDATE: Microsoft partner Ustechs, which has worked with the platform holder on previous media briefings such as the E3 2012 press conference, has registered the domain XboxEvent.com (as explained on NeoGAF)]
Microsoft has declined to comment on its next-gen plans ever since rumours began two years ago.
There was no Halo for the launch of the 360 either. Halo 2 anniversary wouldn't be until 2014 anyway.( assuming it's being made) COD and Battlefield will be the big shooters this fall so they don't really need to release one of their own at launch. I could see them maybe releasing one early next year (Black Tusk's shooter?) if anything. Rather they have Alan Wake season 2 at launch as well as PGR5.