Microsoft: This Will Be The Biggest Year In The History Of Xbox

Microsoft: This Will Be The Biggest Year In The History Of Xbox

Microsoft’s robust X10 video game showcase this week in San Francisco was just the tip of the iceberg for the Xbox 360’s 2010 offerings, Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg told Kotaku.

“To be this early in the year and able to have an E3-quality line-up with triple-A blockbuster titles, that really speaks to how big a year this will be for us,” said Greenberg, director of Product Management for Xbox 360 and Xbox LIVE. “This is just a glimpse of the quality of products we’re going to bring throughout the full year.”

The day-long X10 event included a chance to talk to the people behind a laundry list of big games including Alan Wake, Halo: Reach, Fable III, Splinter Cell Conviction, Dead Rising 2, Lost Planet 2, Crackdown 2 and new content for Left 4 Dead 2.

“If you’re a core gamer we’ve never ever had a line-up like this all in one year, plus [motion control add-on Project]Natal, plus everything we’re doing around [online service]Xbox Live innovation,” he said. “Last year we saved a lot of our big news for E3. This year we absolutely have a lot of big news for E3, but we have so much that we are starting early.

“It’s going to be a big year… it’s going to be the biggest year in the history of Xbox.”


  • Here’s hoping E3 has BIG ‘announcements’ then, rather than just gameplay and dates for upcoming games.

    Announcements like an exclusive game in development. A new RARE title. I wouldn’t mind an announcement of a new Perfect Dark.

    X10 has delivered a lot for me, but for games I already knew about. E3 better be even bigger, not just a date for Natal.

  • I won’t dispute that it’ll be huge, but I’m very wary of Natal and what they’re doing with the Xbox brand in general. They’re really reaching for the Wii audience now, and I hope it doesn’t ever mean that they’ll neglect the fans who have been with Xbox from the start. They’ve changed almost everything except the name “Xbox”, and I’d bet money that the next set of hardware we get won’t be the Microsoft Xbox, but something cute in the vein of Wii or Bing or Zune, etc…

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