Microsoft has not slouched on its Xbox E3 presentations in the past two years, and they’re aiming to continue the trend this year.

Following last night’s Google Stadia announcement at GDC, Head of Gaming Phil Spencer promised that Xbox’s E3 would be a big event.

“Google went big today and we have a couple of months until E3 when we will go big,” Spencer said in a company-wide email. “Their announcement is validation of the path we embarked on two years ago. Today we saw a big tech competitor enter the gaming market, and frame the necessary ingredients for success as Content, Community and Cloud.”

“There were no big surprises in their announcement,” Spencer continues. “Although, I was impressed by their leveraging of YouTube, the use of Google Assistant and the new WiFi controller.”

Spencer’s reaction to the Stadia announcement is one of determination. With Xbox’s own Project xCloud in the works and close to public testing, Microsoft will have to go all out to compete.

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Spencer’s email doesn’t just mean that xCloud will be going big at E3, but instead Xbox as a whole. With first-party exclusives such as Halo: Infinite and Gears 5 alongside new announcements, it should be one hell of a show.

Source: The Thurott