Something 'truly incredible' to debut at E3 2013, says Geoff Keighley
The E3 2013 hype train is in full effect. E3 is just in a few days and with it comes the scores of tweets, news and dispatches building up the biggest gaming event of the year. Nothing has been confirmed yet but the teases of what is to come are slowly hitting their peak.
Host of GameTrailers TV Geoff Keighley recently posted on Twitter that some 'incredible' things will be shown off at this year's event. Keighley's Twitter dispatch looks to point to some big gaming news about the Xbox One.
"Saw something truly incredible last night that will be a big E3 debut. Even with all the DRM drama, next week will deliver some great games," wrote Keighley in a tweet.
Keighley's tweet points to Microsoft having some big game news that supersedes a lot of the complaints about the system. Gamers have been up in arms over the fact that the Xbox One will require a 24-hour online check in. The check-in was created to slow piracy and let games have cloud based saves.
The Xbox One will also have some sort of DRM features for used games. Microsoft has said that the DRM will put the onus on publishers to decide if they will allow their titles to be sold used. The DRM issue has caused gamers and retailers to get upset. Retailers such as Gamespot are able to currently able to capitalize on used games sales.
Microsoft isn't the only company to get some hype on Twitter. Sony and its next generation console are also getting some support from people on the social networking platform. Sony Computer Entertainment America in Business Development for independent developers Shane Bettenhausen wrote on Twitter that he was 'blown away' by some of things that will be shown at E3 2013.
"It takes a lot to impress me and I was just blown away by something being shown next week," wrote Bettenhausen on Twitter.
Bettenhausen's tweet alludes to some news about indie games showing up at E3 this year. The indie game community may be overshadowed by some of the bigger names at the convention. However, indie games have been picking up steam in recent years.
Last month, Microsoft received some criticism following reports that the Xbox One wouldn't let indie gamers self-publish for the console. Gamers were so angry with the rumors that Microsoft executives came out to say that the company thought indie games are "important" and Microsoft will have a department to help indie developers work for the platform.