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Microsoft Cancels E3 Post-Conference Roundtable With Press

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Carl Phillips
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E3 2013, Press Conferences, Steve Tilley, Xbox One

Microsoft Cancels E3 Post-Conference Roundtable With Press
"Changes In Exec's Schedules" To Blame

Just a quick post - word has emerged that roundtable for reporters that was previously scheduled to take place after Microsoft's press conference at E3 has now been cancelled.

The news emerged when Canadian journalist Steve Tilley took to twitter to inform the world of the change.

It was later explained that he had been told via a PR email, and that it was due to "changes in exec's schedules," before trying to calm down fears that it was the start of the virtual apocalypse by adding "that may be all it is."

Their main E3 conference remains unaffected, but considering the post-presser roundtable was the most informative thing during the XBone reveal it's understandable that this has caused some alarm bells to ring. We'll bring you more details as we hear them.

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Korma  Jun. 6, 2013 at 16:32

They're saving it for DLC!

cicobuff  Jun. 6, 2013 at 17:05

Perhaps they have had to cancel due to police investigations into the alleged threat on "Killing Sony" at E3 ;-)

Tidus  Jun. 6, 2013 at 18:31

Maybe it's because the Xbox one is a piece of trash and Microsoft doesn't want reporters asking why they are releasing garbage.

Last edited by Tidus, Jun. 6, 2013 at 18:46
DrTrouserPlank  Jun. 6, 2013 at 19:26

They are in desperate trouble and they know it.

The last thing they need is Sony dropping another bombshell on them and then having to field questions about hardware, poor yields for the eSRAM, reliability, release date concerns. Possible downclocking of the GPU. Used games, DRM. The list is endless.

When Sony announced the 8GB of DDR5 MS had to redesign their console, and it has led to them having to rush it and they are behind schedule. Everything that is following is a result of this.

Last edited by DrTrouserPlank, Jun. 6, 2013 at 19:27
cicobuff  Jun. 6, 2013 at 20:45

Perhaps they should just give up on the gaming division and concentrate on what they do best, PC Operating systems....

Oh wait, Windows 8.

socialjeebus  Jun. 7, 2013 at 02:59

They are in desperate trouble and they know it.

The last thing they need is Sony dropping another bombshell on them and then having to field questions about hardware, poor yields for the eSRAM, reliability, release date concerns. Possible downclocking of the GPU. Used games, DRM. The list is endless.

When Sony announced the 8GB of DDR5 MS had to redesign their console, and it has led to them having to rush it and they are behind schedule. Everything that is following is a result of this.



They do seem to be in panic mode at the mo. And not in a good damage limitation way.

Releasing statements like "DRM has lots of advantages" and failing to name one just shows their contempt for their customer base.

I think they now realise that a couple of exclusive items for a few EA games couple with TV packages that aren't available outside the US are going to make up for a less powerful system and a wealth of quality exclusives and dare I say it PS+.

That's not even mentioning their approach to DRM which could end up hugely damaging the console if they rethink.

They better pray that Sony have something similar planned (they probably do but how smart would it be for them to continue with the status quo - it would probably win them the next-gen).

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