Microsoft offers details on its own E3 2013-Xbox One media coverage

Microsoft has promised that its Xbox One reveals at E3 2013 later this month will be all about the games, in contrast to the TV set top features that dominated the console's first official reveal in May. Today, Microsoft's director of Xbox Live programming Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb revealed more details on how Microsoft will cover their E3 2013 announcements for those folks that can't make it to Los Angeles.

Microsoft's stage for its E3 2012 press event at the Galen Center

The Major Nelson website states the festivities will begin on Monday, June 10th at the Galen Center in LA, where Microsoft will hold a 90 minute press event on the Xbox One, where a lot of major new games will likely be revealed. Microsoft will offer a live stream of the event on Xbox.com and via the Xbox 360 console starting at 9:30 am Pacific Time (that's 12:30 pm Eastern time). The press conference will also be shown in the US and Canada on the Spike cable TV network, with no commercials. Microsoft will offer the full E3 2013 press event on demand later that day.

In addition to its streaming video of the Xbox One-E3 2013 press event, Hryb announced that he will be hosting a one hour live streaming show each day of E3, from June 11-13th, again via Xbox.com and through the Xbox 360 console. He states, "During each hour we’ll take a closer look at some of the announcements, interviews with developers, gameplay and more." The live show will start at 4 pm Eastern time each day, (7 pm Eastern time).

Neowin will be attending E3 2013 and will be live blogging the Xbox One press conference. We will follow that up with more live blogs from the other press conferences and previews from the show floor during the week.

Source: Major Nelson

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Cool. I can't wait to see it's gaming capabilities and what is coming to the console... Maybe even get a price... LOL

I'm actually more curious about its limitations of the console(s). We know it will have great capabilities with multitasking and all the new features, But will running 3 OS's slow down the multitasking during power hungry games? will we ever get multi platform apps? what about dmr? any bugs or needed updates? how does the xbox one compare to the ps4 as a all in one device?

tytytucke said,
I'm actually more curious about its limitations of the console(s). We know it will have great capabilities with multitasking and all the new features, But will running 3 OS's slow down the multitasking during power hungry games? will we ever get multi platform apps? what about dmr? any bugs or needed updates? how does the xbox one compare to the ps4 as a all in one device?

Well I can answer at least one of those questions for you. The multitasking doesn't slow down gaming on the XO because at the reveal thy showed it flipping through apps and one of them was forza and it flipped right in without a hitch.

What do you mean "multi-platform apps"?
What's dmr? U mean drm?
Bugs? Every software has bugs, but over time bugs should be squished.
No one really knows yet how the XO compares to the ps4

ctrl_alt_delete said,

Well I can answer at least one of those questions for you. The multitasking doesn't slow down gaming on the XO because at the reveal thy showed it flipping through apps and one of them was forza and it flipped right in without a hitch.

What do you mean "multi-platform apps"?
What's dmr? U mean drm?
Bugs? Every software has bugs, but over time bugs should be squished.
No one really knows yet how the XO compares to the ps4

I liked what I saw so far...
People complain... But I liked seeing the bonus features...
I already know its gonna have great games...
And I would rather have the tv stuff out of the way first...

From E3 to Launch all I want to here about is Xbox Live, and of course, GAMES...

tytytucke said,
I'm actually more curious about its limitations of the console(s). We know it will have great capabilities with multitasking and all the new features, But will running 3 OS's slow down the multitasking during power hungry games? will we ever get multi platform apps? what about dmr? any bugs or needed updates? how does the xbox one compare to the ps4 as a all in one device?

They say 3 OS's but it's not the way you think it is. The base is hyper-V and then Xbox OS for games and a basic Windows core for apps. We're not talking about 3 full desktop level operating systems running together. And I wouldn't say that hyper-V is a OS exactly.

Thanks for the info guys.

From the dash I was really hoping for more of a Win8/8.1 UI, look and experience instead of a refresh of the Xbox 360 dash. I know the Xbox one dash is designed for use with the Kinect, But in the future I really want to see something new. I'm guessing the Xbox one will get a few dashboard updates like the xbox 360 did, I hope the One will eventually run live titles, Aero effect, etc. if it can run windows core fluently that should all be possible.

I'm not sure why so many people where angry to see all these new features. The Xbox One's gaming features will be the main focus at Microsoft's E3 event.

xD Yes I meant drm, that's worth getting upset about. The not knowing it kills us.

I really hate how some people think the PS4 will be better than the xbox One when there still a lot of unknowns about the PS4 and even the XboxOne

spudtrooper said,
I can't wait to get the X one, any retailers taking pre-orders yet in the US?

Not yet...
Only in Europe as of right now.. I believe...

spudtrooper said,
I can't wait to get the X one, any retailers taking pre-orders yet in the US?

Are you in such a hurry to be spied on by Microsoft in your own living room?

It's pretty naive to think that Microsoft wouldn't use Kinect's images for other purposes than just for gaming. Now we can argue on the wording that makes the argument look sane or not, it's pretty stupid to just deny that Microsoft could do it and just label their practices as "third-party marketing features". Spying is a very broad term.

yo popcaan said,
It's pretty naive to think that Microsoft wouldn't use Kinect's images for other purposes than just for gaming. Now we can argue on the wording that makes the argument look sane or not, it's pretty stupid to just deny that Microsoft could do it and just label their practices as "third-party marketing features". Spying is a very broad term.

Use the images for what exactly? Do you think they'll record video of you sitting there and what, sell it to advertisers? For what exactly? Honestly, the only data Kinect will collect is generic usage statistics I bet. How often it's used, when is it used the most, in what parts of the system, which voice commands are used the most, accuracy of the commands and so on. None of which will be tied to specific users because the privacy critics would be up in arms.

yo popcaan said,
It's pretty naive to think that Microsoft wouldn't use Kinect's images for other purposes than just for gaming. Now we can argue on the wording that makes the argument look sane or not, it's pretty stupid to just deny that Microsoft could do it and just label their practices as "third-party marketing features". Spying is a very broad term.

its also pretty naive to think that if kinnect started to send random data out to ms consisting of images/video of you in your front room, that it would go un noticed by the thousands of well trained security experts around the world, believe it or not, but stuff like this cant happen. You only have to use a tiny amount of brain power to realise this is ridiculous.

MVD said,

Are you in such a hurry to be spied on by Microsoft in your own living room?


Just like my Windows Phone is spying on me and my Windows tablet and my Windows laptop which all have webcams and are always connected online. The funniest thing about this tinfoil hat attack is that the Wii U and PS4 both come with cameras as well. The Wii U camera and mic is literally built into the controller.

Avatar Roku said,

Just like my Windows Phone is spying on me and my Windows tablet and my Windows laptop which all have webcams and are always connected online. The funniest thing about this tinfoil hat attack is that the Wii U and PS4 both come with cameras as well. The Wii U camera and mic is literally built into the controller.

That's funny, I'm pretty sure that the webcams on your tablets, phones and computers aren't always on.

Unless you're a moron who doesn't understand why privacy is important.

Nanya said,

That's funny, I'm pretty sure that the webcams on your tablets, phones and computers aren't always on.

Unless you're a moron who doesn't understand why privacy is important.

Always on in what sense? If you have the xbox off and choose to still use the Kinect to turn it out later then the mic array is on and listening for a command but the cameras it has are off.

People forget that this thing will have settings you can mess with to use it fully like they show or in a limited fashion when you want to.