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Microsoft preparing for ‘Biggest Ever’ E3 show on June 10th

Mark those calenders people, as Microsoft have announced that they are planning for their biggest ever E3 show on June 10th 2018 at 1pm Pacific time, which means a late Sunday night for us Brits. I am not certain of the exact time for us, as the clocks will go forward (or back, never sure), which is one of the most confusing things ever!

Ahem, anyway, back to E3. Microsoft have also announced a new venue for their E3 shenanigans this year, moving to the Microsoft Theatre, which is located just across the street from the Los Angeles Convention centre, home to E3. This allows them to host their press conference, have Fan events and host their gameplay demos all in one central location.

I don’t know about you but I love E3 and all the lovely wonderful news that it brings to us gamers. It’s our Christmas Day! Do you think we will see new Halo and Gears this year? Let us know in the comments.

The full Microsoft press release can be read below.

Since Xbox made its first appearance at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in 2000, Xbox has had a major presence at the show, delivering exclusive and powerful ways to let fans in on what we’re up to, and 2018 will be no different. In fact, it will be our biggest showing ever.

With the evolution of E3, now including fans and extended show hours, we saw an opportunity to create an entirely new show experience reaching E3 attendees and those that are following the show from afar. With that, in collaboration with the Entertainment Software Association, the organizers of E3, we’re excited to announce that Xbox will be taking over the Microsoft Theater, a perfectly situated space located in the heart of L.A. Live and across the street from the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC).

The Microsoft Theater will be home to official E3 events like the Xbox E3 2018 Briefing on June 10, 2018 at 1PM PT, various Xbox FanFest activities, hands-on gameplay and demos for all E3 attendees and more. Not only does the Microsoft Theater allow us to centralize our Xbox presence at E3, but it’s size enables us to include even more fans and partners in the Xbox E3 2018 Briefing than ever before.

In addition to the Microsoft Theater, we’ll also continue to have a meaningful presence at the LACC with a new booth completely dedicated to Mixer, where you can play, stream and interact with games and catch the latest E3 news live throughout the entire week.

These changes – expanding our presence, multiple venues, taking over the Microsoft Theater – give us the opportunity to bring together a variety of Xbox experiences into one primary location and, most importantly, let fans in on what we’re up to in 2018 and beyond in a fresh new way.

So mark your calendars for the Xbox E3 2018 Briefing for June 10, 2018 at 1PM PT to kick off the week of E3 with us. We’re excited and will have plenty more to share on our E3 2018 plans soon. Stay tuned to Xbox Wire for an update in April.

E3 2014 – Predictions for Next Months Show

E3 2014

E3 2014 is now just a mere few weeks away, with both Microsoft and EA confirming their schedules from June 9th 2014 onwards there are some obvious choices at this years show we can expect to see, but what about the surprises?

It goes without saying that Microsoft will throw one of the biggest franchises in your face this year with a multiplayer reveal for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – the new futuristic based first person shooter from Sledgehammer Games. Not only is this the first Call of Duty to have a three year development cycle, but it could just be the biggest thing since the original Modern Warfare! Next-gen console receives next-gen shooter, as the game has been developed for next-gen consoles with another developer taking the reigns on Xbox 360 and PS3. It will be another obvious self-praising procedure to remind everyone that DLC will be released first on Xbox One and Xbox 360 yet again!

Halo – this seems to be a little dark horse that has managed to keep all information about exactly what is being developed under wraps. Nice to see no leaks pouring online about story, multiplayer maps or anything else tied to the new Halo game for Xbox One. Although we will call this Halo 5, I am more inclined to believe that Halo on Xbox One will be stripped of the 5. It might even be just called Halo, or rather entertaining if it was Halo One! Aside from the game itself expect some coverage on new TV action series, movies or documentaries – or even some other crap that might have had millions spent on it you may only watch just the once!

A much larger focus on indies this year because at some point in your subscription some pile of shit game that was rushed out using the UNITY engine will be free as part of Games for Gold on Xbox One whenever that is set to officially roll out? Better interaction or new features for Xbox LIVE on mobiles and tablet devices could be on the cards – imagine that wherever you were able to access Xbox LIVE, that you were also able to access the apps on it too? Maybe, maybe not.

Microsoft could announce a new cheaper Xbox One console, a bundle that ships without Kinect and with a smaller HDD. On the flip side some external storage could be sold separately or a new Xbox One with an even bigger HDD than you could possibly imagine. Fancy a whole 5TB drive in that shiny dust magnet? Other off the wall ideas could see Microsoft surprise the world with an even smaller Xbox 360. Something disc-drive-less, tiny that will allow you to extend your LIVE experience on to more TV’s. An Xbox AB?

Future improvements to the lack-lustre awful Xbox One UI could be announced. A serious overhaul is needed and STILL where is voice messaging support. A feature for Xbox 360 on its day one launch completely omitted for next-gen with no update from Microsoft to confirm if it will ever return. Are we all banished to the naughty step of Skype?

Why not share your E3 2014 thoughts or predictions in the comments below – and look out for our coverage in the coming weeks.