Microsoft E3 2013 Press Conference Live Stream: When Does It Start and What Xbox and Game Release News Can We Expect? [VIDEO]
Microsoft's E3 2013 Press Conference is less than a day away, and thankfully a live stream of the event will be available for those who want to watch. What time does the Microsoft E3 2013 Press Conference start? The live stream event begins at 9:30 a.m. PT, 12:30 p.m. ET, and 6:30 pm in the UK on June 10, 2013. What can we expect for Xbox One, Xbox 360 and new game releases during the Microsoft press conference? Keep reading to find out! For those who are just looking for a place to watch the live stream of Microsoft E3 2013, scroll to the bottom of the article to watch the embedded video link.
More Details About Xbox One Features and Gameplay
So from the earlier Xbox Reveal event hosted on May 21, we got some of the bare bones information about the Xbox One specs, and features, yet still many questions were left unanswered. It is presumed then that Monday's E3 live stream event will fill in some of the holes the Xbox Reveal left gaping.
Here's what we know so far, along with what we hope to learn.
Xbox One Specs and Features: The new Xbox One features an 8-core X86 AMD Jaguar CPU clocking 1.6GHz speeds. This system has been made to support DirectX 11.1 graphics and comes with 32MB of ESRAM memory. Xbox One will come with 8GB of RAM DDR3 RAM. Microsoft's Reveal event confirmed the fact that the Xbox One will have a 500GB hard drive. In addition, the Xbox One will offer a Blu-Ray drive for playing games on Blu-Ray disks, and the Xbox One will come with some games pre-installed on the device. The Xbox one will also come equipped with the redesigned Gamepad controller and all-new Kinect.
A couple of burning questions those considering the Xbox One have wondered are "Does the console require an "always-on" connection?" and "What is the new policy on used games?" Both questions have received some convoluted answers over the last month, but here is what we know concerning those so far.
Xbox One Always-On: The console doesn't require an always-on connection, but it does require that gamers check in every 24 hours.
"With Xbox One you can game offline for up to 24 hours on your primary console, or one hour if you are logged on to a separate console accessing your library," Microsoft posted to its Xbox Wired blog.
"There are two requirements: you can only give them to people who have been on your friends list for at least 30 days and each game can only be given once."
In spite of all that we've learned, there are still a number of questions looming. For example, "How much will Xbox One cost?" Or "What does it really play like?" Will the system respond easily to voice commands and gestures or is there a "learning curve?" And what's this about our headphones not being compatible?
Yes, there are still a number of specifics we'll be looking for answers to at the E3 2013 Microsoft Press Conference, and hopefully all those will be revealed at that time.
In Depth Look At 15 Exclusive Xbox One Game Titles
The May 21, Xbox Reveal event made a big hoopla about 15 exclusive new games that were coming to Xbox One, but focused so much attention on the entertainment aspects of the console that we heard far less than we'd hoped about what to expect from games. However, being that this is E3, you can expect we're going to get some heavy details on the 15 new exclusive game titles coming to the Xbox One during the live streamed event.
Of the 15 titles to be release during Xbox One's first year on the market, eight of them will be brand new concepts. One example Mashable shared was a game based on Disney's Fantasia, which is currently in development. The game incorporates the Kinect sensor to let players control the music. The Microsoft E3 2013 live stream is sure to bring some nice details about upcoming games, which frankly is one of the main reasons we'll be watching.
Just to give you a glimpse of what to expect in terms of games, here are a few titles which were named at the Xbox Reveal event as well as some titles derived from a teaser trailer posted last week.
Xbox One Reveal Titles Named
Forza Motorsport 5
Call of Duty: Ghosts
Madden NFL 25
E3 Teaser Trailer
Gears of War
Insight On The Future of Xbox 360
It is also expected that the Microsoft Press Conference will bring us some details on what's happening with the Xbox 360. Though the gaming machine is already a ripe 8 years old, it still appears to be quite popular and going strong with gaming fans. Microsoft Game Studios Corporate Vice President, Phil Spencer, alluded to the fact some news was coming concerning the Xbox 360 back in May, saying
"We have a huge, I think it's huge, [Xbox 360] announcement for E3 that I keep wanting to talk about, but I can't."
Though it's uncertain what the big announcement will be, we imagine it has something to do with games, too. Thus far this year we've gotten confirmation that a number of highly anticipated games will be supported on the system such as Diablo in September, as well as GTA V.
What Time Does The Microsoft E3 2013 Press Conference Begin? Where To Watch The Live Stream
Though none of us know exactly what to expect from Monday's live stream of the Microsoft E3 Press Conference, one thing is certain: You won't want to miss it!
Thankfully, Twitch is hosting a live stream of the Microsoft E3 2013 press conference, which begins on Monday, June 10, 2013 at 9:30 am PT, 12:30 pm ET, and 6:30 pm in the UK. The live stream video is embedded below for your viewing pleasure, courtesy of Twitch.
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