Microsoft May Announce Something Big For PC Gaming At E3 2019!
To the gaming community who are into PC gaming, you guys probably feel left out or just numb amidst all the hype from the upcoming next-generation console war between Sony and Microsoft — the latter is even rumored to announce the Xbox Lockhart and Anaconda at E3 2019. If you guys feel that way, good news because Microsoft has something in store for you PC gamers this year.
But First… When Is E3 2019?
The first Electronics Entertainment Expo (E3) was in May 1995. However, from 2007 to 2018, the event was held in the month of June.
For 2019, it would be held in the month of June from the 11th to 13th (Tuesday – Thursday). It will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, California, US.
What Does Microsoft Have In Store For PC Gaming Fans?
According to a report, Xbox boss Phil Spencer spoke with PC Gamer. He said that their first priority is to deliver a new Store experience for games that factors in all of the company’s learnings from past challenges on the PC. And the great thing about it is that they will be sharing more details of their plans soon.
So when will that be? Well, Spencer seems to suggest that it could be at E3 2019 as he said:
“At E3 this year, and throughout 2019, you’ll begin to see where we’ve been investing to deliver across Store, services, in Windows, and in great games,” and continued, “It’s just the beginning.”
According to an article, Microsoft has been rumored for months to be working in bringing Xbox and the Microsoft Store experience closer together. Apparently, this is part of the company’splan too make it significantly easier to bring Xbox games to the PC. The company even has a new Gaming Service app, Microsoft.GamingServices app, that installs two drivers.
Any New PC Games We Can Expect?
Unfortunately, details about this information is, for the most part, kept under wraps so all we can do at best is speculate. One important thing to note though, as noted by PC Gamer, is that last year, Microsoft bought six studios, including Forza Horizon studio Playground Games and Hellblade developer Ninja Theory, and founded a new one.
However, what’s really interesting for PC gamers are the acquisitions are Obsidian Entertainment and inXile Entertainment. With Obsidian, their founders are responsible for Planescape: Torment and Fallout 2. Meanwhile, inXile’s CEO Brian Fargo co-designed Wasteland.
With these two, we can probably expect a new RPG PC game or something. But please do take this with a pinch of salt as we, 73Buzz, don’t have anything to back this up. In fact, you can even dismiss it as pure wishful thinking or just plain delusions.
As for what Spencer had to say about game developers:
“We want to empower game creators… to extend the reach of their games to the broadest global player base possible. That said, we…[understand] that there are certain types of games that may be best experienced within a specific context, or with a specific input method (keyboard and mouse, controller, etc),” he said.
“Obsidian, inXile and all our studios will have the resources to reach players on any device and we’ll support the decisions each studio makes regarding the platform and features that let them deliver the experience they want for gamers.“
What are your thoughts about Microsoft’s plans for PC gaming? Are you excited about what the company has in store at E3 2019? Tell us in the comment section below.