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I actually feel this year they will have a very strong showing and a few surprises.



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Being real I bet MS fans are extremely anxious right now. I am and I don't even own an Xbox lol.



Regaining popularity takes time.  Whatever MS shows, if good, will likely be a start to changing those perceptions not fixing them.  Xbox name could be restored in about a year or 2 depending on what steps are made.  Definitely E3 could provide a long advance toward that if it is surprising enough.



They can't end up being competitive with PS4. But they can make the situation worse. Especially going into the next generation.
That's why it's still very important for them to come out swinging this E3.
Based on what I've heard from podcasts from the Xbox community, there's discontent with the amount of quality exclusives they've recieved in the past few years. And games announced for the future.

Sony can honestly skip E3, and they'd still have a great portfolio going forward into 2018 and beyond. Aside from God of War and Detroit just releasing, there's Spiderman, Death Stranding, The Last of Us 2, Ghost of Tsushima, Days Gone, Final Fantasy 7, among other things (Yakuza, Dreams, etc.)



If their show is good and they have good third party and show that they are committed to first parry it's a hood step to regaining consumer confidence and could help them next gen.



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No, because we're very late into this generation. We will likely hear more rumors and leaks of the next generation of consoles next year, and there are likely a lot of developers who are preparing for the next gen. That's why Sony's E3 is mostly focused on Ghost of Tsushima, Spider-Man, Death Stranding, and TLOU Part II. For Microsoft, they should just focus on putting a solid show, maintain consumer goodwill, and carry that over to next gen.



bananaking21 said:
I actually feel this year they will have a very strong showing and a few surprises.

yea I feel they'll come out guns blazing and tbh they kinda have to



I don't think they will manage to recover the second place this gen, but the main critizism people have over the XOne is the lack of exclusives. It might be late but they could still announce stuff to make the console more relevant.



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Slade6alpha said:
Well yeah will get downplayed no matter what they showed.

"Game's already out on other platforms."
"Game will end up being cancelled."
"Everything was leaked before hand."
"Halo, gears, forza is no surprise at all."
"Too many multiplats."

To quote Mooch "thats not a me problem, thats a you problem"

All of those seems like their own made problems though?

Too many multiplats = make more exclusives.
Too many cancelled games = dont cancell so many games.
Games already out on other platforms = get them day & date instead.
Halo,gears,forza no surprise = make something new instead.



NobleTeam360 said:
Slade6alpha said:
Well yeah will get downplayed no matter what they showed.

"Game's already out on other platforms."
"Game will end up being cancelled."
"Everything was leaked before hand."
"Halo, gears, forza is no surprise at all."
"Too many multiplats."

So much this 

This has basically been a thing for them throughout this gen. It's basically "PS3 has no games", but multiple listings.