Xbox One E3 conference won’t be about TV

Monday, 3rd June 2013 00:31 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Major Nelson has confirmed that Microsoft isn’t planning to talk about TV when it presents the Xbox One to audiences at E3 2013.

In a cute little Twitter exchange doing the rounds today, Microsoft’s Larry Hryb responded to ongoing dissatisfaction with the entertainment focus of the Crossbone’s public debut.

“If you can’t tune in for our E3 Briefing due to work/school, I’ll be tweeting out the highlights,” he said.

“Is it going to TV, TV TV TV TV TV TV, TV, TV TV TV TV TV TV, TV, TV TV TV TV TV TV, TV and no games at E3? Then I am not watching,” a wit known as Javed asked.

“I can confirm that we will have TV’s (or similar) on stage to show the games.That should be the extend of TV talk in your E3,” the Xbox ambassador replied.

Unsurprising but most reassuring. E3 2013 takes place next week in Los Angeles and is probably going to be the most interesting one since the last batch of consoles launched.

Thanks, woe.



  1. salarta

    I laughed my ass off as soon as I read the headline. It just seems so hilarious to me to see Microsoft having put themselves in this kind of position that they need to explicitly say that their E3 conference won’t be about TV.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Battler624

    Lemme guess Sports,Halo and CoD?

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Erthazus

    Sports, Halo, CoD, Kinectimals 2 and some third party exclusive that will come out on other platforms after one year.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. tCruzin

    Sad that people still have this blown out of proportion.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Silent Killer01

    Kinect, Kinect, Kinect, Kinect amd more Kinect

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Francis O

    I’m guessing a lot of shooters

    #6 2 years ago
  7. salarta

    @3: Alternately, it’s narrowly possible that Microsoft will have ONE damn good IP to offer… that nobody that buys the console will play, because it doesn’t fit into the narrow scope of what people willing to buy an XBox will play, but which would have done spectacularly on other consoles. I’m thinking of Lost Odyssey when I say that, which I’ve never played but would have if it wasn’t available exclusively on the 360.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Kanok

    I’m glad to gear that, and Microsoft has a good new IP from Black Turk , Rare Ltd. , Lionhead , 343 Industries and more to make core gaming.:D

    #8 2 years ago
  9. stretch215

    @7 “…it doesn’t fit into the narrow scope of what people willing to buy an xbox will play…”. Your comment is both incredibly ignorant and incredibly foolish. I signed in just to let you know.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. zinc

    Well now we’ll see just how important the core gamer is to MS.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Ireland Michael

    It doesn’t really matter how good the games are if the system is still shafted with draconian DRM.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. salarta

    @9: Okay then! I’m just calling it how I see it, and how I see it has been that it’s mostly sports and shooters with an occasional dash of action that succeed there. The most notable situations are how RPGs seem to completely and utterly fail on XBox consoles, while they have a decent turn-out relative to the potential consumer base on the other consoles.

    Microsoft obviously gets this impression as well, considering the only two video game genres they had representing the small time covering video games on their initial announcement were sports and shooters.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. stretch215

    @12 Sweeping, generalized statements are foolish regardless of the amount of effort put into explaining them. You have no idea what “people willing to buy an xbox” will or will not play.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. salarta

    @13: Generalizations are generalizations and generalizations.

    There’s a reason they’re called that. It should be obvious from the outset that “people willing to buy an xbox” does not mean “every person down to the very last man, woman and child has these exact tastes and thinks these exact things without a single deviation.” If I say “Americans backed the war effort during World War II after Pearl Harbor,” does that mean it applied to every American without exception? Of course not. It’s merely the general trend as observed.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Digital Bamboo

    @ Javed: “is it going to BE TV…” Capital letters start a sentence. “I” is capitalized when referring to yourself. Punctuation is appalling. I don’t know who taught you that you can either use a comma after every item in a list, or after every sixth item, but they’re wrong.

    @Hryb “That should be the extenT of TV talk AT E3.”

    #15 2 years ago

    You tell ‘em, DB!

    #16 2 years ago
  17. redwood

    no of course not, it will be about crappy kinect games, CoD, and sequels.. and about 2 or 3 new IPs
    @15 twitter is grammer free :P

    #17 2 years ago
  18. 8thgen

    it’s all about kinect hehehe

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Blue Oni

    It will be all about sports,call of duty,kinect sports,kinect fit,kinect music,and shooters!

    #19 2 years ago
  20. backup

    nobody cares powerful PS4 will dominate with new IPs
    even PC cannot match PS4 according valve and witcher developers

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Bomba Luigi

    Its about Explosions, Usher on Stage and Stuff. But that counts for every E3 show, can’t remember that I ever saw a great E3 Show from anybody. Its every Year boring as Fuck.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Irani

    Microsoft Will Kill The Sony In E3

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Irani

    Die Sony Die

    #23 2 years ago
  24. backup

    and PS3 outsold xbox 360 inspite of 1 yr head start lol biggest failure

    #24 2 years ago
  25. ps3fanboy

    They made a TVbox not a gaming console, so now suddenly out of the blue they are NOT gonna show the rest of it’s TV features?… remember this is a company that have put billions into the TV features of xbone. So now they are gonna dilute their customers of their own product features. Do they at micro$haft know what they are selling at all???… on the reveal of the xbone they made it pretty clear that it was not a gaming console, and now they are back pedaling, lol. Okay lets dwell a second with the though of that the xbone is a gaming console first. Let’s see what they have to offer a brown shooter, sports and kinect. That’s it the casual boring stuff, on top of that we will have the draconian DRM. So who the hell will care?… no one except the brainwashed xbots, that’s it. the rest of the world will go with the PS4. micro$haft are getting really desperate now by the look of it. When they need to go public in the news and explicitly say that their E3 conference won’t be about TV. People that say ‘just wait for the E3 and everything will be okay’ are in for a surprise. Because micro$haft will crash and burn right there in front of billions viewers. The reveal was just the first disaster of many to come.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. MadFlavour

    Unless it’s about a cure for aids, and free money for everyone, I don’t give the slightest fuck what its about.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Gnosis

    @26 Well, Kinect turned out to be extremely helpful in medicine, astronomy, geology and several other scientific disciplines, so the chances for it cure chancer and AIDS atm are higher than to be a good gaming device. I’m looking forward to it.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Hvitdverg

    All about them “games” or as I like to pronounce it “GAY’MS”

    It stands for Gay Microsoft. ;)

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Clupula

    @28 – Hope you’ve enjoyed your time here, because that usually results in a ban.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. MadFingerz

    Yeah sure. Soooo…who wants to join in a drinking game with the word tv?

    #30 2 years ago

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