Microsoft seems to be making sure that there will be no mixed messaging at E3 this year, but the company’s methods for doing so don’t seem all that sound. Earlier this week, it was announced that the Xbox maker would be cancelling its E3 post-press conference roundtable with media. Many people saw this as a response to the poor PR job that occurred during the original Xbox One reveal, but since one-on-one meetings with Xbox executives were still set, there was hope that the cancelation was for other various reasons. However, certain media members have revealed that their solo interviews have also been cut, painting an interesting picture for Microsoft’s presence at E3 this year.
Does the Xbox One really play used games? Will it require players to connect to the internet every 24 hours? We might still get answers to all of our burning questions during the Microsoft press conference, but with the cooperation deciding it doesn’t want to talk to the media either during a roundtable or in one-on-one situations, it seems like these issues are being avoided as much as possible.
After canceling the post e3 round table for media, Microsoft are now canceling interviews? How deep a hole are they trying to dig??
— Marcus Beer (@AnnoyedGamer) June 6, 2013
Microsoft cancelled my one-on-one interviews with Xbox executives at E3. Bummer.
— Patrick Klepek (@patrickklepek) June 6, 2013
MS just cancelling any opportunity for the press to ask them questions at E3. Weird.
— Carl (@PooWithEyes) June 6, 2013
We’re yet to hear if all of the private meetings have been canned. We’ll be reaching out to Microsoft and other media members to learn more about the situation.