We had a chance to speak with Xbox Chief Product Officer Marc Whitten this evening, following the company's DRM policy changes on Xbox One, and figured if we're already talking about changes, how about that $499 price?
"We really believe deeply in the value that we're delivering.
GameStop President Tony Bartel was one of the 48,200 attendees who made the annual pilgrimage to E3 2013 in Los Angeles this week. The exec was at all of the major press conferences and spent time meeting with top game publishers, manufacturers and analysts.
So far this year, we"ve put a lot of focus on BEYOND: Two Souls" cinematic presentation and powerfully emotional storytelling - we"ve revealed Willem Dafoe as Ellen Page"s co-star, debuted a beautifully cinematic story trailer, and even revealed a full scene from the game at Tribeca Film Festival to
Microsoft may have been the E3 matinée, but Sony's late-night showing was quite impressive -- offering a gaming device that's $100 less, with plenty of other notable features to help it stand out of the next-gen crowd.
Microsoft did a few things right today: Not only did it give gamers what they want (games), it also announced pricing and a more specific availability for its next-gen console, the Xbox One, than "holiday 2013.