Xbox One will have a big E3, according to Microsoft Interactive Entertainment Business president Don Mattrick. The Xbox exec teased “amazing content” and ‘mind-blowing’ reveals for the industry trade show next month.
“Xbox is created by gamers, for gamers, so that’s our core, that’s our DNA, that’s what we do,” Mattrick told GameTrailers TV. “We decided that [today] we were going to do an unveil, tell people the name, let them see the box, let them see our vision. And we’re going to show such amazing content at E3—you’re going to be blown away.”
Microsoft has said it has 15 first-party games in production, eight of which are new IP, and one of which is a new Rare game. Two games, Forza Motorsport 5 and Quantum Break, were officially announced today.
“We’ve got more projects going on in our studios,” said Mattrick. “We’ve got this great team in Vancouver under the code name Black Tusk. I’ve seen some of the things that they’re working on.”
Black Tusk are said to be developing a new space shooter IP for Xbox One. But will it be at E3?
“Maybe,” said Mattrick. “You have to work on Phil [Spencer. head of Microsoft Game Studios] on that one. I’m voting for showing it at E3—Phil is still thinking we didn’t want to overload people with too many games.
Speaking of Spencer, the Microsoft Game Studios boss shared his own tease at today’s Xbox One reveal event.
“We’ve joined forces with the industry’s premier publishers to bring exclusives, to bring content first to Xbox, and to make our platform the best place to create,” said Spencer. “This is a commitment unlike any previous generation.”
E3 press conference day is June 10.