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Microsoft is kicking off the 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) video game conference in Los Angeles today with a press briefing, which starts at 9:30 a.m. Microsoft’s You can also watch it live here.

E3 is where the video game industry reveals its big announcements, and the show should draw 45,000 to 50,000 professionals. Don Mattrick, head of Microsoft’s game business, will take the stage with others to tout the company’s upcoming Xbox One console that comes out this fall.

Look for Mattrick to reveal details such as the system’s launch date, but we’re not sure if he’ll also disclose the price. He’ll also talk about big titles under development.

Microsoft revealed the Xbox One on May 21. The machine is a technical wonder with its advanced Kinect room-sensing system. The upgraded Kinect can detect the movements of up to six people at the same time, and its sensor data is granular enough to detect facial expressions, body movements, and even your heart rate.

But Microsoft stirred the pot on consumer rights issues, creating concerns centered on privacy (the company says you can turn off Kinect), used-game sales (apparently, you can resell your games without paying a fee), and an always-on Internet connection (Microsoft says the console has to log in once a day to update content). Those issues created so much fuss that Microsoft made a special announcement on Thursday to try to clarify its position and defuse the issue.

We’ll be covering E3, including the Microsoft event, from start to finish. Check out our coverage at GamesBeat.com.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201311:14 am

Readers: What grade would you give Microsoft? Leave it in the comments!

Rus McLaughlin June 10, 201311:13 am

Curious how they didn’t actually call it Halo 5, though….

Rus McLaughlin June 10, 201311:13 am

Halo! Our story: http://venturebeat.com/2013/06/10/a-new-halo-game-arrives-early-on-the-xbox-one/

Jason Wilson June 10, 201311:09 am

Interesting that Microsoft didn’t talk at all about the living room experience, used games, indie development, or much about Kinect. Didn’t see any real Kinect-focused games, either. Lots of SmartGlass, though.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201311:06 am

Thank you for joining us.

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And it’s over!

Jason Wilson June 10, 201311:06 am

While onfoot, you can climb up a mech and blast the pilot. Titanfall is coming out in spring 2014. It’s an exclusive.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201311:05 am

Wonder if the Call of Duty folk will follow the former Infinity Ward folk — the guys who made Call of Duty — to Titanfall?

Jason Wilson June 10, 201311:04 am

It’s fast-paced mech combat.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201311:04 am

You grab a pilot from an enemy mech, disabling the foe.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201311:04 am

Run-and-gun style of gameplay in the mech — this isn’t Mechwarrior, folks.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201311:03 am

And a mech drops in — stand by for Titanfall — and you climb in.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201311:03 am

The gunplay is all first-person.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201311:02 am

Now we see building-to-building combat as the soldiers elude the mechs and take out targets.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201311:02 am

Soldiers drop from a transport.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201311:01 am

Now Respawn is showing some gameplay.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201311:00 am

Titanfall is a new game from Respawn.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:59 am

The mech is blasting and getting blasted. It throws a soldier.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:58 am

A mech is now chasing the man.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:58 am

Now we see Titanfall. See a soldier talking. Promises to never get into one of those damn machines again.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:57 am

$500 — is that too high?

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:57 am

429 pounds in the U.K.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:56 am

Now we’re moving to the wrap, it looks like. November for $499.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:56 am

60 frames per second, cloud computing, and dedicated servers.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:55 am

Now talking about Halo 5.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:55 am

Talking about Spartan Assault, the Surface game, and the TV series from Steven Spielberg.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:54 am

Master Chief’s visor was cracked. Bonnie Ross from 343 Industries is on stage.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:54 am

But nope — it’s MASTER CHIEF. This is Halo 5.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:54 am

It looks like a huge ship or robot. He shows an arm with a dogtag.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:53 am

The sand implode as something rises out behind him.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:53 am

He heads over the sands. We now see large, sharp rock formations.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:52 am

Another Xbox One exclusive — see shifting sands and a robed figure.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:52 am

The fireworks are quite bright!

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:52 am

They load a gun.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:52 am

We see a bright city at night with fireworks and figures rapelling.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:51 am

Black Tusk is a new studio with an Xbox One exclusive. Backed by Microsoft.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:51 am

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:51 am

Capybara Games is doing Below. Looks like a dungeon-crawl Roguelike.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:50 am

Phil Spencer is back — a creative roguelike from the folk who did Superbrothers: Sword and Socery.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:49 am

Patrick Söderlund: DLC coming first to Xbox One for Battlefield 4.

Rus McLaughlin June 10, 201310:49 am

Our Crimson Dragon story is live! http://venturebeat.com/2013/06/10/crimson-dragon-from-the-creator-of-panzer-dragoon-announced-as-xbox-one-exclusive/

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:49 am

(BTW, Carrier of Death sounds like something out of a Japanese space anime.)

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:48 am

Get one a small boat. We’re off the carrier of death and are now fighting another small boat.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:48 am

And now we dive into the water.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:47 am

We change our gun and fight. As we fight on deck, destroyers in the background are launch rounds and missiles.

gjvaldes June 10, 201310:47 am

Here’s everything we know about Dead Rising 3, which is exclusive to the Xbox One

http://venturebeat.com/2013/06/10/dead-rising-3-announced-exclusively-for-the-xbox-one/

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:46 am

You’re fighting on the carrier’s deck as it lists.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:46 am

And the ship is sinking as it breaks.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:45 am

Now a firefight in the hallway off the bridge. The hall is breaking up! Now exposed to the sea.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:45 am

Running smooth.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:44 am

Close-quarters fighting.

Jeff Grubb June 10, 201310:44 am

This looks better than Aliens: Colonial Marines!

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:44 am

We’re fighting in a naval ship’s bridge.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:44 am

We’re on the “Angry Sea” — see a ship and water.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:44 am

OK, it’s working now.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:43 am

This is awkward. I guess you may see it later, Söderlund says.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:43 am

It will happen, I promise. Someone from the audience pulls a Nelson Munz — Ha, ha!

Jeff Grubb June 10, 201310:43 am

Jiggle the cord! No sound for Battlefield live.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:42 am

We will start over — the first video doesn’t work!

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:42 am

A big promise from Patrick Söderlund of EA.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:42 am

Now EA and DICE — talking about Frostbite 3 and a new era of Battlefield 4 — uncut gameplay at 60 frames per second.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:41 am

It’s a short video, though.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:41 am

Fighting monsters and using flaming spells and sword. Gerault the Witcher.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:40 am

Quite impressive. The Witcher 2 is my favorite RPG of the past six years.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:39 am

First footage of The Witcher 3 is now showing.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:39 am

Integrating voice commands in combat for casting spells. UI for SmartGlass for inventory and character progression.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:39 am

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. True to form, deep tatical combat, Direct X 11 graphics, nonlinear, free-roaming for the first time in a true open world. Easily more than 100 hours of gameplay.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:38 am

CD Projekt Red. The Witcher 3.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:38 am

Dead Rising 3 this holiday exclusive for Xbox One.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:38 am

So gaming is now truly a second screen experience with the Xbox One.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:37 am

You can use SmartGlass to deal with zombies, too. SmartGlass can deliver an artillery strike.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:37 am

He drove through a store, too, to cut across a corner. The Blues Brother school of driving.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:37 am

A zombie tries to grab you out of a car as you’re driving! That’s cool.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:36 am

And driving is critical to exploration. He races through zombies.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:36 am

World is full of weapons or things you can make into weapons.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:36 am

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:35 am

A flaming zombie grabs him! But he escapes.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:35 am

He’s now racing through the city.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:34 am

Zombies attracted to your every move — can be overwhelmed. But you can distract them — we see Nick using a flare to get a herd to move away from him.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:34 am

Anything and everything is a weapon — and you can craft weapons as well, as we see a tactical handgun — a handgun with a flashlight.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:33 am

Promising no load times in this open world game. I’ll believe that when I play it.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:33 am

He smashes through a fence and then walks up a truck to get to the roof of a house. Trying to get to city center before nightfall.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:33 am

He looks like a mechanic. Cool shirt with crossed wrenches on the back — looks like a biker jacket!

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:32 am

He smashes a zombie with a wrench.

Dean Takahashi June 10, 201310:32 am

that is one ugly zombie in Dead Rising 3

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:32 am

Nick Ramos — new hero. 3 days after outbreak.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:31 am

Josh Bridge and Mike Jones with Dead Rising 3.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:31 am

No sound! But we see cool dragons flying around and blasting things. Looks very much like Panzer Dragoon.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:30 am

From the Panzer Dragoon folk.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:30 am

Crimson Dragon — Xbox One exclusive.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:29 am

Now talking about to real money — biggest applause of the day — and now talking about how anyone in your house can enjoy your MP benefits.

Dean Takahashi June 10, 201310:29 am

Moving from Microsoft Points to real money. Biggest applause.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:28 am

So this makes recording things on Xbox One relevant.

Dean Takahashi June 10, 201310:28 am

They showed off a Mad Catz “Fight Stick” controller.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:28 am

And here’s the Twitch partnership. You can share with Twitch, a huge lifestream service for games.

Dean Takahashi June 10, 201310:28 am

Twitch is built into Xbox One.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:28 am

But does this share just on Xbox One or the wider Internet? Can it go to Twitch or YouTube?

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:27 am

You share it from the cloud.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:27 am

Upload Studio — game DVR records it, and they put a stamp on it. Upload Studio lets you pub videos of games. You can add skins and commentary as well.

Dean Takahashi June 10, 201310:27 am

You can upload your match video clip and share to the cloud with friends, with highlights.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:27 am

We now have MS folk figting in Killer Instinct. Using a new MadCatz fight stick.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:26 am

We see them using Ryse with SmartGlass.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:25 am

Now we’re seeing more on SmartGlass.

Jeff Grubb June 10, 201310:25 am

They’re showing off Smartglass. You can feel the excitement evacuate the room like someone just breached the hull of Starship Microsoft.

Dean Takahashi June 10, 201310:24 am

Smartglass will give you a view of the game you are playing. You can see social and how much progress you have made in a game.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:24 am

Rock Man becomes “Rock Mech” as they prep to fight a larger group of goblins.

Dean Takahashi June 10, 201310:23 am

Xbox 360′s new look http://venturebeat.com/2013/06/10/xbox-360-gets-a-new-face-and-xbox-live-gold-embraces-sonys-game-subscription-model/

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:23 am

This looks like Microsoft’s take on LittleBigPlanet?

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:22 am

The rock attacks the Goblins. He becomes a Rock Man.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:22 am

Now they’re adding Goblins to fight.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:22 am

He makes a rock become a pet. The rock is leaping and following.

gjvaldes June 10, 201310:22 am

Here’s everything we know about Insomniac Games’ Xbox One exclusive, Sunset Overdrive

http://venturebeat.com/2013/06/10/insomniac-games-reveals-it-xbox-one-exclusive-title-sunset-overdrive/

Dean Takahashi June 10, 201310:22 am

Forza AI story http://venturebeat.com/2013/06/10/forza-motorsport-5s-cloud-processing-means-the-end-of-a-i/

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:21 am

He adds a statue.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:21 am

Creating different enviornments and night-day. He uses SmartGlass to add mountains to “sculpt” from a tablet.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:20 am

Project Spark is up.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:20 am

Now Dave McCarthy is up from Microsoft Games Studios.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:19 am

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:19 am

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:19 am

D4. Short clip.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:18 am

Now we have an “episodic murder mystery” Swery 65.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:18 am

The doctor — a woman — says it’s collapsing. And then the explosion begins … and the clip ends.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:18 am

“Doctor, you are the only person who can fix this.”

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:17 am

We have an explosion frozen in time. And the character pulls someone out of it to save them.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:17 am

This was shown at the Xbox One announcement.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:17 am

Now we see Quantum Break.

Jeff Grubb June 10, 201310:16 am

So far, MGS has me the most wowed.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:16 am

Sam Lake, creative director of Remedy, the developer of Quantum Break.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:15 am

Played in more than 66 countries. All of this is running as a Minecraft avatar walks through a Minecraft world.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:14 am

1 billion Hours played — over 130 million worlds created. More than 6 million Xbox gamers.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:14 am

Minecraft is coming to the Xbox One.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:14 am

Harrison is talking about partners.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:12 am

And he’s was part of the conflicting messaging coming out of the Xbox One announcement.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:12 am

Phil Harrison is now onstage. He’s another Microsoft exec.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:11 am

And racing. This drive-atar idea is interesting. It would be especially cool if these replace A.I. racers when you play.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:10 am

Now a sizzle reel of cars.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:10 am

This is not about creating better racing A.I. It’s about delivering real racing behavior.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:09 am

While you are at work or school, your drive-atar races for you. So it works when you’re not playing.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:09 am

Greenawalt has a controller and is driving. You’re drive-atar learns as you race. Learns to re-create your speed and style, even in tracks and cars you’ve never raced.

Shoe June 10, 201310:09 am

I don’t know if people can see from the livestream or screenshots, but these Xbox One graphics look gooooooood.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:08 am

For Forza 5, this means the end of A.I. … Now you have a learning agent in the cloud — a Drive-atar.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:08 am

“The feel of hand-stiched leather.” “Air you can taste.” File these under “Promises Xbox One isn’t keeping.”

Dean Takahashi June 10, 201310:08 am

AI in the cloud is Drivatar. They drive like people. It is a learning agent. Your Drivatar learns from how you race.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:07 am

We’re seeing lots of car porn on the screen. Shiny sports car. “The new generation is about more than polycount or texture realization,” Greenwalt says.

Dean Takahashi June 10, 201310:07 am

Forza Motorsport 5 people. Looks pretty. Dan Greenawalt says cloud processing will help with the rendering. This means the end of AI, he says.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:07 am

Turn 10 Studios Dan Greenwalt is on stage talking about the car and Forza 5.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:07 am

And a Macclaren is on stage.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:06 am

Lots of history on the storied Formula One Maclaren. Welcome to a new generation — of Forza 5 Motorsport.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:05 am

Maclaren — looks like Forza is up!

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:05 am

It’s a short one,.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:05 am

It’s cartoony, too. Definitely over the top.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:04 am

Opens with a graffiti-style board which a guy shoots full of bullets. He falls off a building and is leaping off walls, down buildings — bloody headshots of what appear to be mutants or aliens.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:04 am

Says it’s “living world.”

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:03 am

Price is showing Sunset Overdrive. This is from Insomniac Studios (Ratchet and Clank). It’s open world.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:03 am

Clarification: Rare does Killer Instinct. Price is up now.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:03 am

Ted Price: We listened, and Killer Instinct is back — only for Xbox One.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:02 am

Killer Instinct!

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:02 am

Now it looks like a fighting game.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:02 am

Now, we see Crytek head honcho Cervat Yerli. It’s available for Xbox One at launch. You play General Titus.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:01 am

We get cool music and Ryse ends.

Dean Takahashi June 10, 201310:01 am

Crytek’s Ryse Son of Rome looks awesome. Very high end graphics.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:00 am

While fighting, the troops take the catapult and blast the tower to smithereens. They flood into the fortress.

Jason Wilson June 10, 201310:00 am

Every combat scene is full of quick-time events.

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:59 am

So, is the QTE the button press of the next generation?

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:59 am

We’re now going for a catapult to turn on the enemy-held tower.

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:59 am

Now we skip a scene and are in the fortress going for the tower. More quick-time button presses as we fight barbarians.

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:58 am

The troops are turtling as they approach the wall. Appears to be combat quite tailored to the period.

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:58 am

You can put up a shield wall in formation to block shields — the phallanx.

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:57 am

The warrior’s goal is to help take out a tower.

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:57 am

Uh-oh — I see quick-time button presses. X and B during combat.

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:57 am

He’s now fighting on the shore.

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:56 am

Clearly, he’s suffering from a concussion.

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:56 am

Warrior storms the shore from a ship. He passes an soldier with an arrow in his eye as a flaming projectile hits.

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:56 am

They are prepping for a battle with barbarians. “We have already spilled barbarian blood, and we know they bleed as we do,” a warrior cries.

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:55 am

We see Roman legionaires.

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:55 am

If a Son of Rome — it all comes together as an armored warrior. It’s Ryse: Son of Rome from Crytek.

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:54 am

The comes corruption, decadence, and degradation.

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:54 am

“There once was a shining city on seven hills” — Roman architecture is floating in a black void.

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:54 am

Starting with a new franchise — uses power and performance of Xbox One to put you into a powerful period of history.

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:53 am

More titles than ever from MS.

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:53 am

Head of MS Studios Phil Spencer. Everything from this point on is all Xbox One.

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:53 am

Now we’ve got Phil Spencer on stage.

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:52 am

Dark Souls II is coming in March 2014.

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:52 am

And now a massive boss is in on the screen.

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:52 am

We see a knight slicing through foes.

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:52 am

The Souls series is my favorite of the HD generation. Fantastic, difficult games.

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:51 am

And From Software brings us Dark Souls II.

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:51 am

It’s got a fantasy vibe — see goblins and a wizard.

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:51 am

Look is much like an animated film from Dreamworks.

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:50 am

A boy finds a spell on the Internet to erase his brother.

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:50 am

Press Play from Denmark — presenting Max: The Curse of Brotherhood.

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:50 am

Going to close 360 session — two more games.

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:50 am

Coming this summer. World of Tanks is a blast — I’ve been playing since launch. The coordination is great among many players.

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:49 am

You take the driver’s seat of the most powerful tanks — Kirsly. Touts tuning for 360 controller and Xbox Live. Coming to Live for fans around the world. Still free for a download.

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:48 am

“When we thought about which console platform delivers which best World of Tanks experience, … Xbox 360 was the perfect match.” Kirsly.

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:48 am

But Wargaming recently acquired a console studio and said it’s going into console development. Victor Kisly, the CEO of Wargaming, is on stage.

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:47 am

World of Tanks is a multiplayer tank game — you face off in teams against other players in tanks — scouts, heavy tanks, and artillery. It’s a free-to-play PC game.

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:47 am

Looks like World of Tanks to me.

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:47 am

It’s World War II tank. Do I smell Wargaming?

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:46 am

And now we have a 360 sizzle reel.

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:46 am

Brings up Grand Theft Auto V.

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:45 am

Including Assassin’s Creed 2 and Halo 3.

Rus McLaughlin June 10, 20139:45 am

Existing Gold members get two free game downloads. List including Assassin’s Creed II and Halo 3.

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:45 am

Xbox Gold folk getting two new games per month.

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:45 am

New Xbox 360 available starting today. Quieter. Xbox Gold memberships carry over to Xbox One.

Rus McLaughlin June 10, 20139:45 am

A new Xbox 360 is available now. And your Gold Membership carries over to Xbox One.

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:44 am

And we’re going to be talking about 13 Xbox One games as well!

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:44 am

We’re starting with Xbox 360 talk.

Rus McLaughlin June 10, 20139:43 am

Mattrick promising 13 titles exclusive to Xbox One today.

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:43 am

Kojima is the mastermind behind Metal Gear Solid.

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:43 am

Mattrick is the president of the interactive entertainment business at MS.

Stephanie Carmichael June 10, 20139:43 am

That’s Keifer Sutherland voicing Snake: “I’m already a demon.”

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:42 am

We’ve got Don Mattrick and Hideo Kojima up on stage.

Rus McLaughlin June 10, 20139:42 am

Punished Snake, indeed.

Rus McLaughlin June 10, 20139:42 am

And that’s Metal Gear Solid: Phantom Pain.

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:42 am

Visually speaking, what we’re seeing in this new Metal Gear Solid is quite impressive and stunning.

Rus McLaughlin June 10, 20139:42 am

Looks like we’re going back to Outer Heaven.

Dean Takahashi June 10, 20139:41 am

Faces in Metal Gear Solid game look very detailed. Sins of the Father song by Donna Burke.

Rus McLaughlin June 10, 20139:41 am

Quiet! A sniper who’s lost her words! Looks like a Boss montage.
And THAT looked like Psycho Mantis….

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:41 am

Ocelot s here, too. And Code Talker, looking like a withered Denethor from LOTR.

Stephanie Carmichael June 10, 20139:40 am

We’re meeting the characters now. Sunglass are essential!

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:40 am

And Skull Face — a Ghost without a Past.

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:40 am

We see a women with a rifle.

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:40 am

Snake is rescuing someone.

Rus McLaughlin June 10, 20139:40 am

And there’s Kiefer Sutherland’s voice as Snake.

Rus McLaughlin June 10, 20139:39 am

We’re in Afghanistan, on horseback, with real-time weather and real-time…time. Looks like 1-to-1 time passage.

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:39 am

And now Snake’s belly-crawling.

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:39 am

It promises “deeper stealth action” as Snake starts creeping around.

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:39 am

Snake gets into the back of a pickup behind oil barrels. Shows “realistic passage of time” with a clock counting.

Rus McLaughlin June 10, 20139:39 am

And we have an open-world Metal Gear Solid.

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:38 am

We’re now in an looking at troops through a scope.

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:37 am

We see two guys on horses — shades of Red Dead. And Solid Snake is there “Let the Legend come back to life” as we get the message on the screen “MGS goes open world.”

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:37 am

It’s very photo-realistic.

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:36 am

Video starts with Konami. It’s Western style.

Devindra Hardawar June 10, 20139:36 am

I wonder how many kids skipped school just to watch this (or are doing so in class right now).

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:36 am

And it’s starting.

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:35 am

ESRB symbol E to Mature — guess games will be of a variety of ratings.

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:35 am

The presentation hasn’t started yet, but we do see pictures of the console on the screen as Microsoft is gearing up.

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:34 am

Looks like the Xbox One is coming out in November, folks! At least if this tweet from industry insider Geoff Keighley can be believed. https://twitter.com/geoffkeighley/status/344126302422441986

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:33 am

We have a picture. It is very green.

Jason Wilson June 10, 20139:31 am

The press event starts momentarily. Readers, please start making predictions in the comments.

Rus McLaughlin June 10, 20139:31 am

No jokes about the always-only future, please.

Rus McLaughlin June 10, 20139:31 am

Turns out the internet at the Microsoft preview is a little shaky. We’re at 30 seconds.

Jason Wilson June 10, 20138:26 am

Good morning! Dean Takahashi, Dan “Shoe” Hsu, and Jeff Grubb are all getting ready for live coverage of the Microsoft press briefing.

Dean Takahashi June 10, 20138:23 am

Dean Takahashi June 10, 20138:22 am

I’m inside the Galen Center.

Dean Takahashi June 10, 20138:18 am

i’m inside. :)


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