While Microsoft’s E3 Press Conference went off without a hitch, it’s safe to say that it received its fair share of criticism. One of these criticism is that they didn’t really show off anything that hadn’t already been announced and instead focused on previously announced titles.
In an interview with MCV UK, Xbox Operations Head Dave McCarthy said that the company wanted to focus on games that were coming soon rather than games that were still very early into development. Stating..
“I like to show games that people are going to buy soon. I didn’t see a lot of dates discussed on games [at PlayStation’s conference].
“We have four triple-A exclusives coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 in 2016: ReCore, Forza Horizon 3, Gears of War 4 and Dead Rising 4. In 2017, there’s another five to call out. We have Halo Wars 2, Sea of Thieves, State of Decay 2, Crackdown and Scalebound. I haven’t even mentioned our great third-party partners and [email protected] We are going to see Inside at the end of June, we’re going to see an open beta for We Happy Few, which we showed on stage. It’s awesome. It’s going to be across Xbox One and Windows 10 and is going to be an Xbox Play Anywhere title. Then we have Cuphead, also a Play Anywhere title. And Below coming as well. I get excited about showing games that I am going to be able to get this year and next year.”