Microsoft to make “spectacular, desperate” play in E3 press conference

By Patrick Garratt, Thursday, 12 June 2008 11:44 GMT

Following talk that Microsoft is to announce two new major games in its E3 press conference, videogaming247 has learnt from trusted sources that the announcements are to be “interesting, partly spectacular and a bit desperate.”

The insider added: “Let’s put it this way: they’re worried the current line-up can’t carry Q4 for the entire Xbox brand in the core market. You’ll laugh when you see what they’re planning.”

Microsoft confirmed its E3 roster last night, listing Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts, Fable 2, Gears of War 2, Halo Wars, Too Human and Viva PiƱata: Trouble in Paradise as its first-party offering for the Holiday season.

The firm’s E3 conference will take place on July 14 at 10.30am PST.

Consider our interest piqued.

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