Xbox Phil Spencer Promises “A Lot To Share” At E3 2019
E3 2019 may be a good 6 plus months away, but the preparations from developers, studios, and publishers work year-round for one of the biggest events in the video game industry. Following the news of Sony making the official announcement that PlayStation has indefinitely pulled away from E3 2019, there’s some good news ahead. Xbox boss Phil Spencer announced on social media that there will be “a lot to share” at the event next year, since it is a “high point of the year” for the industry.
A lot to share with fans at E3 2019. Always a high point of the year to witness the industry’s creativity and the energy of the community. https://t.co/Uug2TUpxwI
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) November 15, 2018
Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, and various other recognizable names are still projected to appear at E3 2019. With easily one of the biggest names in the industry taking their name out of the hat, could this become a trend for the future? Who knows, perhaps Sony is tired of creating a flashy showcase for gamers? There’s certainly the possibility that the business in showing it off at an event isn’t worth it anymore for PlayStation? Despite that, Xbox and Microsoft have grand plans and announcements in store.
According to a press release from E3, the event is a worthwhile investment for any stakeholders involved. Last year, it generated a “record 2.9 million concurrent viewers on Twitch,” there were over 15 million tweets, 55 million Facebook interactions, 1.6 billion minutes of content shared on various platforms, and more than 69 million views on E3’s “top video game trailers.” It sounds like E3 is trying to shoot their shot. Will Sony see it their way though?
In addition to that, Interim Entertainment Software Association CEO, Stanley Pierre-Louis, the company that operates and produces the E3 festivities made a statement:
E3 2018 broke records, and we sold out of both exhibit space and attendee badges. We are confident that, through the continued creative innovations delivered by our participating member companies, E3 2019 will deliver the same kind of excitement and energy. This year, we’re looking forward to expanding E3 beyond the walls of the LACC and connecting gamers and attendees with incredible video game content throughout the entire LA Live complex.”
Passing on a question to you, what do you think about the timing of Spencer’s reveal for “a lot to share” with fans at E3 next year? Are you excited to see what Xbox has in store? Let us know what you think in the comments section below or start a conversation on DFTG Facebook page. To stay up to date on gaming news as it happens, follow us on Twitter! Here’s some of our latest to catch up on:
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