Yeah E3 would be the perfect time and place, especially this year when MS has the show all to themselves. People are worrying about the future of E3, so holding off until next year might not be the absolute best idea. If I’m not mistaken, isn’t E3 itself in a bit of a financial pit? With Sony pulling out, I tend to wonder how many years E3 will be around after this one.
But in the meantime, this June could potentially present the perfect storm for MS in terms of media attention, the news cycle, the lack of competition, etc.
I’m not saying they have to lay ALL of their cards on the table. I’m sure they’ll likely want to leave the price point and maybe even the specs out, since you just know Sony will want to come in and undercut them as they’ve done with both Sega with the PS1 and MS with the PS4 in the past.
But this might be the best possible time to introduce Scarlet (and it’s real name) along with several titles that are being worked on by all of those developers you purchased as well as other studios that you’ve brokered exclusive deals with and perhaps even purchased.
It’d be great if MS came out of the gate strong in this E3 and could really get the hype train rolling on Scarlet and the many games it’ll have. Give people a good year and a half of info on tons of games through tons of genres.
That, to me, is where KI fits in nicely. It was a moderately successful exclusive in a niche genre, but above all, it was a well reviewed, high quality exclusive experience and lets be honest, the Xbox One didn’t really have a lot of those, especially outside of Halo, Gears and Forza. Ori is really the only other one that comes to mind that MS could get more sequels for, as they’ve already said no to Sunset Overdrive 2 and Dead Rising still belongs to Capcom.
So yeah, why not try and make more inroads in to the FGC by showing off some insanely good, next gen caliber graphics on top of KI’s awesome gameplay? Sure, it’d be great if they also announced a few other FG exclusives, but at least get the ball rolling. I’d love to see that.
Also, welcome to the board, @HookerJay!
Well, it IS a clickbait title, no? If you didn’t write that and you read it, wouldn’t your first thought be that a definitive statement like “KI4 Getting Announced at E3 2019, Relaase in 2020 before EVO” was just what it says it is? That’s what I thought for a second, so yeah, it wasn’t really necessary and kind of annoying, but whatever. No big deal.
Aww man, I’d love to know who your inside source is! Either way, this is great to hear and I certainly hope you’re right. I wasn’t aware of how well it did in terms of players, but if that’s the case, then it seems even more likely they’d want to at least give it another shot and see what else they can do with KI.