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VG24/7: Xbox finally has games, but still struggling to match Sony in terms of wow factor
 

 
Xbox at E3 shows it finally has games, but is still struggling to match Sony in terms of wow factor


A largely brilliant 90 minutes should have left Xbox fans happy, but Sony still has the upper hand in terms of next-gen showstoppers.
Xbox is doing great right now. It would take someone truly unwilling to give Xbox a shot to come out of watching the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase and not seriously think about being part of that console/PC/Game Pass ecosystem. It was a top notch showcase, with a diverse bunch of games, most of which you can play for less than a coffee and cake each month. It feels like Xbox is finally returning to its Xbox 360 heyday, which is great for everyone who loves video games.

And yet. Why am I somewhat underhyped? Itís a strange feeling. Iím feeling good about Xbox, looking forward to all the games coming to Game Pass (just look at that image below for a taste of whatís coming, not all of it), and we finally saw some truly next-gen looking games in the form of Microsoft Flight Simulator and Forza Horizon 5, but something was missing. As an event, a talking point for the industry and its fans, the showcase was a little flat. It was flat largely at a high level, only really dropping down in my opinion during the slightly too long look at Stalker 2.

Hype piqued during the Forza Motorsport 5 section. That game looks incredible and Iíll be there day one to play it for hours on end, but if I were to rate my hype level after that Iíd be about an 8/10. I thought Starfield might result in a high hype rating, but at best I hit a 7, what with the release being about 18 months away and the trailer giving away very little. Halo Infiniteís focus on multiplayer is great for those who are into it, but I wanted another campaign deep dive. A Plague Tale: Requiem, Somerville, Psychonauts 2, Slime Rancher 2, Replaced, Atomic Heart, all looked like good, gorgeous games that Iíll be playing on Game Pass, but hyped I did not get.

I was looking towards the new Xbox Game Studios announcements to raise the roof. I still remember getting chills every time Microsoft revealed a new Halo alongside that iconic music. I wanted to get into a next-gen lather, like everyone did over Sonyís recent Horizon Forbidden West showcase or its Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart presentations. Or, like we all will when we finally get a look at God of War Ragnarok. Those moments simply didnít come, and for my money the big new games simply didnít excite, no matter how good they will likely end up being on release.

Contraband, an Xbox Game Studios title in collaboration with Avalanche of Just Cause fame, could have been revealed in an email, such was the nothingness of what was revealed. The Outer Worlds 2, to be fair, had an incredible CG trailer, but how far away is that one from release? Two years? More? And then the ďone more thingĒ reveal.

This is the moment of a conference everyone is waiting for. It was another Bethesda game, but it was an entirely CG trailer for a new Arkane game. A brand new IP. Iím super happy Arkane is just a year from finishing another game, with deathloop coming to PS5 and PC this year, and I like the magical vampire hunting concept, but that wasnít a ďone more thingĒ reveal. As good as Arkane truly is, they are not a Naughty Dog, theyíre not Kojima Productions, at least in terms of consumer interest and awareness. Xbox needed to end on a big gameplay reveal for a game that has instance recognition or something that looked so impressive that didnít matter. We got neither.

So, thatís where Iím at. I think everyone should be considering an Xbox Series X or S and Game Pass, and Xbox clearly has a strong future (2021 releases look good, but 2022 and beyond will be even better), but when it comes to getting people excited Sony still canít be beaten. Nintendo, too, is likely to have something to say about this. For more from us, check out our Xbox E3 video reaction, where Iím joined by Alex and Dorrani to talk all things Xbox.

Let me know what your thoughts are on the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase by taking to the comments section below.
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pretty much what I said.. Xbox is definitely improving, still nowhere near PlayStation level, but at least they're getting better


good effort by Xbox image


let's try and keep this thread console war free image


that PS5 defying all odds image
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 2 months ago '16        #2
Quinn 
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 2 months ago '20        #3
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 Quinn said


just sent it to the writer for the article, thanks breh

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 2 months ago '17        #4
SPdaGOAT  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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It’s gonna take a while and they’re going to actually have to build on IPs instead of dropping them after 1 or 2 games. Yesterday was great for them tho, I’m glad to see them finally have a good show
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 2 months ago '17        #5
SPdaGOAT  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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 Quinn said

This site is so corny.

Stop getting so emotional at differing opinions and just talk games
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 2 months ago '17        #6
justin747  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x5
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I'm happy for the Xbox fans I guess but that conference didn't move the needle for me even a little bit. I still don't want an Xbox Series at all





The Xbots can only see "Sony vs Microsoft", and I'm looking at it like "Do I want to give Microsoft $500 + $15 a month."


Still a NO from me honestly

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 2 months ago '12        #7
CoolestBrotha56  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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The games are fine what Xbox doesn’t have is characters in their games they have generic people you can customize instead of lore and backstories.
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 2 months ago '18        #8
WeedCanuckman  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x19
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The sky is blue
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 2 months ago '04        #9
Da Ill One|M  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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I've said it all along..

Xbox is for people with friends. Ps is for loners who pay for only fans subs
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 2 months ago '17        #10
Naga Sadow  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x20
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Why are these fanboys so desperate to find something negative about Xbox
Why bother with something 8f you don't like it? You fanboys are trying to stick it to the xbots the same way Trump supporters try to stick it to the libs.

Its pretty sad you know.

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 2 months ago '17        #11
SPdaGOAT  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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 Naga Sadow said
Why are these fanboys so desperate to find something negative about Xbox
Why bother with something 8f you don't like it? You fanboys are trying to stick it to the xbots the same way Trump supporters try to stick it to the libs.

Its pretty sad you know.

Only thing sad is you getting like this over opinions.

Can we please just talk abiut video games on here?

 2 months ago '20        #12
D1dnt read  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1 OP
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 Naga Sadow said
Why are these fanboys so desperate to find something negative about Xbox
Why bother with something 8f you don't like it? You fanboys are trying to stick it to the xbots the same way Trump supporters try to stick it to the libs.

Its pretty sad you know.



I'll message Tom Orry and ask him breh

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 2 months ago '21        #13
LuxG2 
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 D1dnt read said
just sent it to the writer for the article, thanks breh


 2 months ago '14        #14
Swade009  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x6
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 Da Ill One said
I've said it all along..

Xbox is for people with friends. Ps is for loners who pay for only fans subs
How so??? Xbox players don't even play games... Most of the big time Multiplayer games are played on a Playstation.
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 2 months ago '04        #15
Da Ill One|M  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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 Swade009 said
How so??? Xbox players don't even play games... Most of the big time Multiplayer games are played on a Playstation.
In MY personal experience we play games. I see more Xbox friends in multiplayer games then I do Sony. And I have more PS friends then I do Xbox. Its been this way since the 360
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 2 months ago '17        #16
justin747  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x5
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 Naga Sadow said
Why are these fanboys so desperate to find something negative about Xbox
Why bother with something 8f you don't like it? You fanboys are trying to stick it to the xbots the same way Trump supporters try to stick it to the libs.

Its pretty sad you know.

Or maybe.... Just hear me out.... MAYBE

















We just don't like the games they showed

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 2 months ago '04        #17
Da Ill One|M  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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 justin747 said
Or maybe.... Just hear me out.... MAYBE

















We just don't like the games they showed


Ok now hear me out... MAYBE












Just MAYBE most of you didn't like what they showed before they showed anything...


ALOT of you guys (I know you're going to say you aren't one of them) BUT a lot of you went into the reveal already saying it's going to suck and you wont like what shown.
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 2 months ago '21        #18
LuxG2 
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 SPdaGOAT said
This site is so corny.

Stop getting so emotional at differing opinions and just talk games
Boom
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 2 months ago '05        #19
Micheal C. Will  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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let's try and keep this thread console war free
But proceeds to make a thread that's gaslighting

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 2 months ago '20        #20
D1dnt read  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1 OP
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 Da Ill One said
Ok now hear me out... MAYBE


Just MAYBE most of you didn't like what they showed before they showed anything...


ALOT of you guys (I know you're going to say you aren't one of them) BUT a lot of you went into the reveal already saying it's going to suck and you wont like what shown.

the conference didn't suck and this article isn't saying it sucked infact it was much better than MS' previous ones and they showed alot of nice games


all its saying is that Xbox games still don't have the same wow factor as some of the PS exclusives.. remember the reactions games like TLOU2, GoW, etc. got and u'll see that most games yesterday didnt get that same reaction


alot of xbots just get upset at opinions that don't outright suck xbox's d*ck


now when Xbox reveals something like ES6 and starlight gameplay, then maybe they'll get that same type of reaction.. it just wasn't the case for the ones shown yesterday a halo campaign update would've maybe done it too, but we didn't get that
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 2 months ago '04        #21
Da Ill One|M  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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 D1dnt read said
the conference didn't suck and this article isn't saying it sucked infact it was much better than MS' previous ones and they showed alot of nice games


all its saying is that Xbox games still don't have the same wow factor as some of the PS exclusives.. remember the reactions games like TLOU2, GoW, etc. got and u'll see that most games yesterday didnt get that same reaction


alot of xbots just get upset at opinions that don't outright suck xbox's d*ck


now when Xbox reveals something like ES6 and starlight gameplay, then maybe they'll get that same type of reaction, it just wasn't the case for the ones shown yesterday a halo campaign update would've maybe done it too, but we didn't get that
See my response as to why

 2 months ago '21        #22
LuxG2 
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 justin747 said
I'm happy for the Xbox fans I guess but that conference didn't move the needle for me even a little bit. I still don't want an Xbox Series at all





The Xbots can only see "Sony vs Microsoft", and I'm looking at it like "Do I want to give Microsoft $500 + $15 a month."


Still a NO from me honestly

I canít lie, last gen I bought the Forza limited edition Xbox & thatís the only game I played on it. PlayStation for everything else.
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 2 months ago '17        #23
Naga Sadow  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x20
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 SPdaGOAT said
Only thing sad is you getting like this over opinions.

Can we please just talk abiut video games on here?
I thought I was on your ignore list?

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 2 months ago '05        #24
Ghettoquiz 
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 Swade009 said
How so??? Xbox players don't even play games... Most of the big time Multiplayer games are played on a Playstation.
this is pretty stupid.

Lonelystaion is a real thing.

u like single player games get a ps

u like socializing get an xbox

that aint changed



both serve a purpose.
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 2 months ago '17        #25
Naga Sadow  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x20
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 justin747 said
Or maybe.... Just hear me out.... MAYBE

















We just don't like the games they showed

But you spend the most time talking about something you don't like, trying to dig up any information to make it look bad.

Don't like it, ignore it and keep it moving.

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