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Microsoft E3 2014 press conference – the key points

By June 10, 2014March 24th, 2020Newswires

With a focus entirely on games, Microsoft pummeled its pre-E3 audience with big names like Halo 5, Fable Legends, Rise of the Tomb Raider and a reappearance for fan favourite Crackdown

By Keith Stuart

It sounded like a mea culpa. Xbox boss Phil Spencer took to the stage at Microsoft’s gigantic press conference, on the eve of the E3 video game show in Los Angeles, and told the thousands of attendees that this would all be about games.

Broadcast live over the internet to millions of viewers the world over, the message couldn’t be more clear: last year’s emphasis on the strength of the Xbox One as a multimedia and live TV platform was a mistake. This is a games machine that also does other stuff that no one here really wants to hear about.

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