A Microsoft Studios representative has further hinted at some of the reveals for the company's upcoming press conference at E3 2014. According to a report from Gamepur on June 2, Phil Spencer confirmed that the lineup for the Xbox One is going to be diverse. The Xbox division boss posted that it will feature a mixture of first and third party fames.
It has already been a busy early half of 2014 for Microsoft Studios. The publisher previously provided some more details on "Halo 5: Guardians," announcing that the first-person shooter won't be coming out until the fall of 2015. You can find an artwork featuring the fifth numbered "Halo" installment near the top of this article (courtesy of the official Xbox Twitter site). Another game that is due for next year is "Quantum Break," an action-adventure third-person shooter from the developers of "Alan Wake."
For this year, the company is going to rely on "Forza Horizon 2," which is also coming to the Xbox 360, as well as "Sunset Overdrive," an exclusive game from the studio behind the "Ratchet" and "Resistance" series. Phil Spencer also promised that several third-party publishers will be a part of the press conference. A previous rumor suggested that Microsoft Studios managed to sign an exclusive deal with one of the external distributors.
Finally, smaller titles are also going to appear at the media briefing. The company has been lagging behind Sony Computer Entertainment in terms of support for independent developers. However, Phil Spencer has making some amendments recently to increase the output of the smaller-budgeted titles on the Xbox Live Marketplace.
The upcoming E3 2014 event will be important for Microsoft Studios due to the struggling sales of the Xbox One. The company recently confirmed that the price will be dropped to $399.99 on June 9 in order to match the PS4. To do so, the Kinect camera has been removed from the normal package as it is no longer a requirement. The sequel to the first-person shooting series can be pre-ordered at Amazon with the next link: "Halo 5: Guardians."