Earlier on this week, we informed you that Microsoft will be holding another of their pre-E3 press conferences. The date has been set for June 10, one day before E3 2013 officially kicks off, and now Microsoft has begun to send out press invites to their pre-E3 event, also confirming that a live stream will be available for those unable to attend.
The live stream is also going to take on added importance as we can also tell you that Microsoft’s pre-E3 2013 event isn’t open to the public. That could be a clue to suggest what sort of content Microsoft will show at the event, and we have a feeling that it may now be used to give the press and media a more technical insight into what the new Xbox hardware possesses, as well as an in-depth presentation on the new user interface – which could be based on Windows 8.
In our previous report, we suggested that the June 10 could be an entertainment-based event from Microsoft, where the company would bring out various celebrities on stage as we have seen in the past. However, if the event is closed off to the general public – this now doesn’t seem likely to happen.
Tickets will still be available, just not by normal means. Major Nelson has already said that he will be giving away some passes next week, so you’ll have to be very eagle-eyed to try and snap up a ticket with limited space available. Presuming that Microsoft are giving a technical demonstration of the new Xbox on June 10, that then would leave the company to focus on gameplay and a more fun aspect during the actual E3 2013 press conference – the final icing on the cake.
It would also then tell us that May 21 is going be the event in which we will first see the new Xbox unveiled on stage. With three main events due to take place, it seems as if Microsoft has a clear strategy in place and at the end of E3, consumers should then know what next-gen console they are going to buy with their hard-earned cash.
Are you hopeful of getting a ticket into the closed June 10 event, or are you happy to stick to a live stream? Tell us what you think Microsoft’s Xbox strategy should be for the three events coming up.