In our first of three previews of the first party presences at EBX, we look at what Microsoft will have on offer this weekend.
Jeremy Hinton, Group Category Manager of Interactive Entertainment at Microsoft, gave us the rundown of what Australian consumers can expect at the show.
“The booth will heavily focused on Halo,” he begins, smiling, “as with the whole event itself. It’s just a great time for us to showcase the game. We’ll have hands-on single player and multiplayer, Wargames and Spartan Ops.”
Also on the booth, which will undoubtedly be one of the three largest at the show, will be Xbox exclusives Fable: The Journey and Forza: Horizon, as well as a slew of upcoming Xbox Live Arcade titles, and Dance Central 3, always a winner for shows such as these bringing much noise and energy to the booth.
In addition, Microsoft are flying out Josh Holmes, Creative Director on Halo 4 from 343 Industries, who will be giving two consumer presentations on the main stage, showing off Halo 4 single player.
Tom Green (the Home and Away star, not the comedian), star of Forward Until Dawn series will also be at the show for fans to meet in the leadup to the series’ Friday 5th October launch date.
Sunday, Microsoft will be taking advantage of the ‘family day’ with an educational focus on helping parents maximise their console use, control the parental settings and get additional content with a family focus.
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