If there’s one thing in common with government agencies and video game companies, its their disdain in leaked information.
Dave McCarthy, Xbox’s head of operations, has recently stated his disappointment in the amount of leaked information that occurs before big events such as E3 and other conferences in a statement to GameSpot.
“We do our best to try to keep that stuff under wraps; it’s hard — we’ve got an exciting story to tell. Those things, when they get out, they hurt us,” McCarthy said. “We have teams that work had on these things; they’re waiting for the big day at E3 to reveal them. Honestly, we felt so passionate about that ‘playing without boundaries’ message today that we knew, even with the little leaks, that bringing the whole story together… it was a story we were really excited to tell our fans.”
While his email was lamenting the leaked information at E3 this year, where their only response during E3 was ¯\_(ツ)_/¯, McCarthy of course had time to remind everyone where it’s best to play video games.
“We honestly think there is never a better time [than now] to be an Xbox gamer,” he continued. “It sucks when those things get out. But at the end of the day, we’re excited to tell the whole story today and we think people have already responded well to it.”