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.
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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