Yesterday, Microsoft revealed a number of games for Xbox Series X, the upcoming next-generation console that’s 2-3 teraflops more powerful than the PlayStation 5. While many titles like Bright Memory: Infinite and Scarlet Nexus got gameplay trailers, other games like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla showed in-engine footage, but not what it was like to play the game. This caused a lot of disappointment because everyone was expecting proper gameplay for all of the titles.
Microsoft is aware that people were disappointed and vowed to do better. Xbox’s Aaron Greenberg said on Twitter, “Had we not said anything and just shown the May Inside Xbox show like we did last month, I suspect reactions might have been different. Clearly we set some wrong expectations and that’s on us. We appreciate all the feedback and can assure you we will take it all in and learn as a team.”
Had we not said anything & just shown May Inside Xbox show like we did last month, I suspect reactions might have been different. Clearly we set some wrong expectations & that’s on us. We appreciate all the feedback & can assure you we will take it all in & learn as a team. 🙏🏻💚
— Aaron Greenberg 🙅🏼♂️❎ (@aarongreenberg) May 8, 2020
What’s good is that the content was solid. Bright Memory: Infinite, Call of the Sea, Chorus, The Medium, Scorn, and others look absolutely phenomenal. The visuals definitely represent a generational leap, especially when you see the detail being shown for Bright Memory: Infinite.
Hopefully, June’s event will be better and when the main showcase happens in July, it’ll give us exactly what we want — Halo Infinite gameplay and first-party titles. Until then, let’s play the waiting game. You never know, given yesterday’s disappointing show format, we may get another show sooner rather than later.
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