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After Sony firing the first shoot in the next, next gen wars Microsoft has yet to respond with its own event.
But rumors going around the internet say that we will soon see an event in either late March (around the time of GDC) or early April.
Microsoft has even recently acquired the domain name xboxevent.com leading to more speculation that an event is coming soon. So based on rumors and just what i know from seeing many of these events over the years, here’s my thoughts (and some wishful thinking) on what Microsoft might bring to the table…
It will all open with what you would expect from any media event, a bunch of boring talk on how great Xbox 360 has been doing, how many systems they have sold world wide, how its been the number one system in north America for the last 27 months in a roll and how great Xbox live is doing. Then they will talk about how far the system has come, and how the kinect extended the life of the system. “But now is time for something new, and here it is” (then Poof we get to see a shiny new Xbox system) “introducing the Xbox infinity the next generation of Xbox” Then they will show us the new controller with built in touch screen and give the system specs, witch will be just slightly better then the PS4. “Xbox infinity will be fully backwards. compatible with all Xbox 360 and Xbox arcade games right out of the box and Xbox infinity will not block used games”. Then they will show us Kinect 2.0, (witch will be able to do a lot more exciting stuff, like project the action on your walls). “But we are not done yet introducing the Xbox surface gaming tablet” (witch they will probably reveal at GDC or sometime before hand) with the new Xbox surface you can play all your Xbox infinity games anywhere in your home (because both Nintendo and Sony are doing it so they have to as well). Now let us show you what the Xbox infinity can do ….
Next they will show us some next generation games that are in development, some tec demos and what the Kinect 2.0 and Xbox Surface can do.
Here is my best guess of what we might see based on rumors, what little info i have acquired and some wishful thinking. In no particular order….
Project Gotham Racing (PGR) 5 (short teaser Video)
Battlefield 4 (video)
madden 14 (Logo only)
Need for Speed (logo only)
fifa 14 (logo only)
Coming Holiday 2013, more info to come at E3 in June …. Then on that Microsoft WINS !!! LOL Wishful thinking i know …..
At E3 we announced the new Xbox LIVE dashboard which will deliver intuitive navigation, increased responsiveness and improved engagement with Xbox experiences – all beginning this holiday. Now that our work on the dashboard is almost complete, we are announcing an open call for all Xbox LIVE members to register to participate in a preview program to help us test the system. This is an important program as we continually strive to ensure the reliability of a service that reaches tens of millions globally. We could not do so without the ongoing help of our great community.
Once this program is kicked off, an update will be pushed to your console that will contain select dashboard features, including:
- New design with integrated Kinect voice and gesture controls
- Facebook Sharing
- Cloud Storage for Game Saves and Xbox LIVE Profile
Other features and entertainment partner apps may come into view during the program period.
Note: A console in the program is expected to remain fully compatible with standard retail consoles not in the program. (e.g. party chat will function)
For those familiar with previous registrations for our program, we have a new model for registering your consoles this year. The new model is a more automated process that should make it easier for you. We will not ask you to type in your console information upon initial registration; once you are approved to participate in the program, look for details on our portal about how to register your console.
Click here for the initial register for the Public Preview.
The latest information will be available to you via the www.connect.microsoft.com/xboxliveupdate program portal.
Battlefield 3’s open multiplayer beta is now available for all on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. The infantry focused “Operation Metro” map is the sampler for the beta, pitting two sides against each other in Rush Mode. One team defends, while the other attempts to destroy several sets of objectives.
The beta will end on October 10. And the full game will hit stores and EA’s Origin shop on October 25.
The Battlefield 3 multiplayer open beta will be available on September 29 for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3. The beta map will be “Operation Metro.” It puts two sides against each other in Rush Mode, where one team is tasked with destroying several sets of objectives, while the other defends.
Access to the early beta will be available on September 27 to PC players who pre-order the game through EA’s Origin service and to console players who pre-ordered Medal of Honor Limited Edition last year. Those uninterested in playing tester can grab the full game on October 25.
For more info on this beta visit the Battlefield 3 beta site