Microsoft pre-E3 show put Xbox One fears to bed, says analysts

Monday, 10 June 2013 20:20 GMT By Dave Cook

Analyst group EEDAR has deemed Microsoft’s pre-E3 2013 showcase a success that put to bed fears over Xbox One’s dedication to core gaming.

Xbox One was confirmed for a November launch priced $499 / £429 / 499 Euros this evening. You can read our summary of the whole show and games, including trailers here.

In a note sent to VG247 this evening, EEDAR vice-president of insights Jesse Divnich wrote, “Coming out of Microsoft’s E3 conference, if there was ever any doubt about Microsoft’s dedication to the core gaming community, they were put to bed today.
Microsoft made it clear today that their attempts to make the Xbox One a truly integrated entertainment device that will service all members of a household will not come at the cost of alienating the core gaming community.

“From Titanfall, World of Tanks, Quantum Break, Ryse, Dead Rising 3, to Sunset Overdrive, It’s evident that Microsoft is investing more resources and capital than ever before to securing exclusive content and games from third-party publishers and developers while investing more resources to internally-developed titles.”

Elsewhere, the Xbox 360 redesign was ‘in-line’ with EEDAR predictions, and the group called Microsoft’s Xbox One segment ‘stellar’. The firm will issue more predictions concerning Microsoft’s next-gen strategy in coming days.

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