Phil Spencer, the head of Xbox is trusting this year’s conference this much (although they might already announce the next Xbox here, which was already hinted at last year…).
Larry Hryb, also known as Major Nelson, interviewed Spencer, the executive vice president of gaming at Microsoft. He first hinted at PlayStation (as Sony decided to completely pull out of E3 in 2019): „There was obviously some news about E3 back in the Fall and we had a discussion internally of “should we go big? Should we save some money? You know… what does that mean? We just said, “No, we are going to do our thing.” We’re going to go and be as big at E3 as we’ve ever been. I love that opportunity to be with our fans and the industry. You know me, I’m more of a proponent of being as transparent as you can be.”
So Spencer, who also said that there might be more than console gaming at E3 this year (as Microsoft wants to show us what it means to be an Xbox fan), wants to keep a balance between the present (Xbox One S/X) and the future (Anaconda? Lockhart? Scarlett? – we wrote about their rumours in detail several times, including a potential major leak this week). He thinks that the immediate future for gaming is console gaming, but in ten years, PC and mobile audiences will take over.
The podcast can be found here. It’s going to be weird to see an E3 in June without both Sony and Nintendo (who instead keeps making Nintendo Direct streams)…