E3 2014 Xbox App

With less than a week to go before Microsoft's Xbox E3 2014 media briefing is held Monday at the Galen Center in Los Angeles, the company is making it easier for Windows 8.1 PC and tablet owners to check out the event remotely with a new dedicated app.

The official description for the Xbox Briefing at E3 2014 app on the Windows Store is pretty spartan, stating only that it will allow users to "Watch the Xbox E3 media briefing live" when it begins at 9:30 am Pacific time (12:30 pm Eastern time) on Monday. However, it's nice that Microsoft is offering such an app for Windows 8.1 users instead of making them open up a web browser.

We haven't spotted a similar app for Windows Phone devices, but if one pops up we will let you know.

Microsoft also plans to live stream their Xbox E3 2014 media event via Xbox.com, and of course owners of the Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles will be able watch the event from the comfort of their gaming couches. The briefing will also be shown on the Spike cable TV channel in the U.S. In addition, Microsoft is planning a number of other E3 2014 fan events, both in LA as well as online.

We'll have a team on the ground attending E3 2014, including Monday's press briefing, so expect a ton of news from the biggest video game trade show in the world next week. In the meantime, what do you think of Microsoft offering this kind of dedicated Windows 8.1 app for viewing the event?

Pick up the Windows 8 Modern app here in the Windows Store