With just days to go before E3 2013 officially kicks off, an interesting rumor has appeared from online gaming forum NeoGAF. An industry insider, who has routinely been correct when revealing rumors about the gaming industry, has revealed a plot wherein Microsoft is looking to undermine Sony at the convention.
The rumor states that Microsoft is paying publishers to only display the Xbox One versions of their multiplatform games to create the illusion that, despite what gamers are thinking, the Xbox One is still all about the games. Since the PlayStation 4 versions will not be shown, the Xbox One will get all the press successfully creating that illusion.
Additionally, it has been mentioned that Microsoft may be doing this because the company is worried that the PlayStation 4 versions of games will look better than their Xbox One counterparts. The last thing the company needs is more bad press for the Xbox One so this could be Microsoft's plan to come out of E3 ahead and not suffer through the inevitable comparison to the PS4.
Do you think this strategy is fair or has Microsoft gone too far? Let us know in the comments and if you suspect any publishers of taking Microsoft's bribe during the show!
Article by - Joshua Phillips
Insert Date: 6/8/2013
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