On Nov. 7, Xbox One X, Crackdown 3, Super Lucky's Tale and Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds all make their highly anticipated debuts. Competition is coming, but who will come out on top?
“Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds Will Battle Crackdown 3 & Xbox One X“ The Frozen Wilds is more interesting than either Crackdown 3 or Xbox One X.
Well said. Crackdown3 looks like a 360 game and the 1-ex isn't really appealing compared to the masterpiece that is Horizon
I have no problem with how Crackdown 3 looks but the gameplay looks terrible.
@kick Agreed. Graphics don't matter as much as the exceptionally bland looking gameplay.
they should have completed the title with the phrase "with ease " at the end :P
Neither are really competing against each other....those looking to get the new most powerful console hardware are buying an X1X regardless of HZ DLC. Those wanting more HZ will get it...some are interested in both but nobody is saying to themselves: "damm I wanted X1X with C3 and upgrading all my games with my new 4K TV set but now I'm gonna get HZ DLC instead." -lol, just no.
Yeah im not buying an expensive version of a console that has utterly failed to deliver all generation long. I will buy games with the money, save the rest and get myself the next gen consoles whenever they are coming out. For now, the Pro and all the Playstation games will keep me satisfied.
Cradown 3 looks like a ps2 and xbox game tbh. The Legend of Zelda looks better than Crackdown
@4Show So are you denying that when the marketing for both come this holiday, that MS going on about X1X's power, showing off games well into the future, then relying on Forza, CD3, and SoT, and the new AC will somehow make a case for why people should spend $500 on an X1X when the PS4 offering(whether pro or stock version) already has, or will have software that looks better than all that, and is cheaper. When I used to say the perceivable differences will be minimal, or non-existent, this is what I was talking about....except in this case, Horizon looks fantastic, and UC:TLL kind of blow everything MS has out of the water, and the 4K stuff won't really matter that much.
@rainslacker Exactly, 4k still has a low adoption rate and big price barrier to entry (You're going to need at least $3000 AUD for a reasonable 4k experience or your wasting your money). As for Crackdown 3, when I saw the trailer at the last E3, it just look bad to me, I don't know how a large portion of xone owners could be looking forward to it. I just got Horizon Dawn in the mail Friday gone, I can see why it's so highly regarded now, hopefully I can do a good portion before the DLC comes out.
rainslacker, Yes that's exactly what I'm saying...first off Crackdown was never a graphics showcase. People know it's a open world chaotic game, so they won't be expecting a cell shaded game to look las good as Horizon anyway. So again not competing there. I mean if you were just talking about C3 releasing on the same day as HZ dlc but no hadrware launch then yeah I get HZ is more attractive....but the situation is new hardware, those looking forward to it aint changing their minds over dlc. Plus Forza 7 will show the graphics that enthusiasts are looking for plus Microsoft could easily show AC origins and the latest Anthem footage in November advertising to show how proper graphics intense open world games look on X1X compared to HZ on pro....but ultimately as I said getting new hardware that has high end 4K graphics capability and upgrades your entire existing library of games instantly is a significant draw ALL BY ITSELF= Not competing with HZ DLC at all. I mean I'm on Xbox forums everyday with lots of people who are pretty open about both consoles and their faults, but nobody who wanted an X1X before news of HZ dlc has suddenly said dammit I'm gonna have to get the dlc instead or I'll wait later to buy an X1X until I play HZ dlc. lol, I mean seriously you don't believe otherwise do you? -I'm sure HZ dlc we sell a ton but it will have no bearing on X1X sales.
No... A DLC is not even in the same category of a Console Launch lmao, Fanboy's are funny XD, I agree with crackdown though lol
Horizon is my game of the year but this is pure comedy. DLC being compared to new hardware and a full game? This site... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
@GUTZnPAPERCUTZ "No... A DLC is not even in the same category of a Console Launch lmao, Fanboy's are funny XD, I agree with crackdown though lol" My god, that´s the worst clickbait article i ever read. DLC vs Console Launch. Crazy! LMAO!
Last year I would have disagreed with you but after seeing Crackdown's 3 SP Game in action lack of any new IP's that are not eventually coming to PS4. Playing Horizon to Platinum, I'm much more excited about friggin DLC for a game I've all ready played. Although I will miss out on Cuphead unless I "jump in"
Cuphead is even coming to GOG let alone Steam. You don't have to "Jump in" to anything even after the 3 year wait.
Get in on PC that's what I am gonna do
This DLC will sell better than Crackdown 3. Any bets?
That isn't rocket science.
I know people will call me a hater, and I hate that I believe this, but I think CD3 is going to flop hard. MS hasn't shown anything about this game that will get the mass market excited. They're setting it up as one of their biggest high profile offerings this gen, and it's just not up to that task. The expectations of it being something amazing are already tapering off as people's only real expectation of this game is now, "graphics were never the games focus, it was fun that one time though, and we'll ignore the 2nd time because -reasons-". People are even defending the lack of shown MP destruction, despite it being the primary selling point for 3 years straight. The game is really going to struggle. There is too much cometition for GaaS type online MP games on PC for it to help the sales in a significant way. MS is going to lock it to the Windows Store, all but making the game overlooked by the bulk of the PC user base. X1's install base and PC's likely lack of interest isn't going to be big enough to support a long term MP community, and it's hard to see CD3 getting much attention in the face of a new COD, AC, BF, a new Destiny, and now overwatch, the new Epic Games thing, or whatever other big MP title coming out in the same time frame. MS sold this game on cloud destruction, and that's going to wear thin and may get people to look at it, but they aren't making the game look appealing enough to really get people to even try it in enough numbers to make the MP relevant. It's great the Xbox fan base remembers the game and likes what it had to offer in the past. But that doesn't mean much if no one else cares. MS has yet to really make many other people care yet.
@rainslacker "I know people will call me a hater, and I hate that I believe this, but I think CD3 is going to flop hard." Flop hard? Like Recore? Quantum Break? 200K? 500? How bad a game has to perform on sales so you could actually say... floped hard?
The truth is that an update or dlc product of Horizon Zero Dawn will not match the attention of the X1X and all the 4k updates that comes with it......nop, sorry. Ofcurse, that importance that you are giving to this update of HZD can have success in N4G.
Have a look at the mirror before you call others fanboy. You are no better than him.
Your probably right unless Sony offers a PS4Pro bundle with Horizon + Frozen Wilds + Frozen (the movie (lol) for $400 or $450. Then that is a very good comparison. Otherwise your right for at least the first two months of the X1X launch.
Of course XBOX will dominate the media. But the HZD and Crackdown fight is an easy bet.
I'm going to say something insane here but I think Horizon Zero Dawn The Frozen Wilds "offers a significant graphics bump" over Crackdown 3 even at native 4K. ^_^
Madpanda that's subjective because o have no interest in horizon DLC but i would like to at least try crackdown 3. But any way the hive mind is strong on this site i welcome the disagrees
Horizon has the great potential to make people wonder where all that extra power is on the X1X. Horizon on the stock PS4 looks absolutely amazing, and on the PS4P it is one of the best looking games this gen. CD3, and SoT do not at all make a case for needing an X1X, and the multi-plats this gen aren't going to be that much more impressive at launch on the X1X to show off the benefit more. Some older X1 games with updates aren't going to sell the X1X.
@rainslacker "Horizon has the great potential to make people wonder where all that extra power is on the X1X." Only the fools, the ill informed or the casual kids or would think that. Sony focus on photorealistic games has nothing to with what the X can or can´t not do. MS doesn´t have a an photorealistic open world rpg to make a direct comparisson with Horizon. Ryse is a launch Xbox One title and still looks better than Uncharted 4 on a weaker console. I would love to Ryse to receive an Xbox One X patch to see how Uncharted 4 on PS4 Pro would fare against it. "Some older X1 games with updates aren't going to sell the X1X." We will see about that when CoD, GTA V, The Witcher 3, Halo 5, Forza Horizon 3 etc... receive a patch.
@Obscure "Ryse looks better than Uncharted 4..." Now if any comment here deserves several hundred disagrees, it's that lol
OMG! look at those disagrees.... Greens got butthurt and went on to create fake profile just for this... Bunch of 5 years :D COME ON! hit the disagrees Kids...
No battle for me. I'll be playing both.
I hate fanboys who just hit the down vote for dumb ass reason..because he gamer n not a fanboy...
This whole article is stupid. One is DLC for a game and another is for an entire new console. Chances are most people who own Horizon aren't going to be looking to buy an Xbox One X. They're not "battling" at all, really.
lol, that's what I said.....they will downvote you but they know it's true. lol....just folks grasping at straws.
I think u said it best... that's what I was getting at
I think the DLC will be put up for marketing to make the advantage of X1X....which will be MS most heavily marketed product this holiday....seem minimal or non-existent. I don't think the games themselves will compete against each other outside of normal ways that any game sale would releasing around the same time.
Its not really a battle at all. would be interesting if they said that Sony was releasing a Pro bundle with Zero Dawn on November 7.
how on jesus's good earth is a it a battle ?
Obviously if they come out near the same time no matter how different the content it must be a battle!
They're also releasing around the same time as Thor and Justice League! Not to mention just before the next Lego sets come out! They must all be battling! They're just lucky it's not an election year because they'd be battling the presidential candidates as well! /s Seriously, the idea that Xbox One X and Crackdown 3 are battling Horizon Zero Dawn DLC and vice versa is absolutely ridiculous. It's like saying a new Kanye West album is battling a new Coldplay album and new iPod release.
Cause of fanboys and click revenue that's how.
A console a game and a dlc. Three diffrent things.
I think I see your problem, you're thinking logically. Try thinking like someone trying to generate clicks and it will all make sense.
My bad :D
You might as well call it a round up of things to be excited for or to look forward to. But if that was the case, the list would end up bigger than 3 items before the end of the year.
Tfw a DLC is better than a game hyped for years.
I personally think this is Sony's way of saying, MS on your biggest day this year, people will still talk about PlayStation.
Yeah talk about agressive competition! I'm sure the xbox fans can't wait to spend $500 dollars to play upgraded games. I don't blame them for that Meanwhile, this expansion will be $20 which looks soooo good without the need of spending more money to look any better. Horizon already looks and plays amazing on PS4. Day one for me without a doubt, especially Horizon is one of my top games this year. I'd be lying if I say I am not tempted to get an Xbox X, but without a killer ap that can wait. An expansion for a high rated game at $20 bucks can't!
Sony could be real nasty offer a PS4Pro Bundle with Horizon + Frozen Wilds for $400 or $450.
That would be sick! I'm anticipating an Uncharted 4 with Lost Legacy bundle coming as well. And don't forget, the Battlefront 2 bundle that is a given!
I will buy Shadow of War, the Witcher and the X November 7.
the console launch alone will win out over any game sony puts up forget just DLC what a joke.
Maybe in your wet dreams.
Nah. The console is aimed at a smaller segment of the market. It's not going to suddenly turn billions of heads. The price, alone, will keep that from happening.
Horizon Zero Dawn is Sony Major Flagship. This DLC is expansion pack way bigger than normal.
The DLC will sell more than X1X on launch day xD
Getting the X, Shadow of War, PUBG and Conan on November 7th. And maybe ill get the Horizon DLC for my Semi-Pro BUT we will see.
The battle is already won. CD3 looks like CRAP.
Well, I'm sure The Frozen Wilds can hold its own, even if it's DLC.
It's big one actually. Frozen Wild is an expansion pack.
Well, I do like big, especially when it's an add-on to an already big game.:)
Damn they forgot Forza 7 and 80+ enhanced games. Over a DLC this is just nuts. They act like a DLC is gonna stop MS from selling out a launch consoles.
Forza 7 also releases on PC (and long before the One X and this expansion). In that regard, it's not really relevant.
Have all the hardware I need. Looking forward to buying a bunch of games this fall!
Glad I have a PS4 so I don't have to force myself to play abomination like crackdowngrade3. Bring on the Horizon DLC. Will be a gem, I am sure.
Yea I'm not going to lie, I'm more interested in this than Crackdown 3.
I am pretty sure Mario Odyssey will take that cake. Crackdown 3 looks meh, Horizon Zero Dawn was meh, already sold it (Thankfully I got it for free with a PS4 bundle and didn't spend on it). Going to buy Switch in October or maybe November along with Zelda and Mario. Till then time to finish Nioh and Bloodborne.
Horizon Zero Dawn is a new champion. Mario and Zelda are juggernaut so I wouldn't be shocked to be honest. But even that, Horizon Zero Dawn is a franchise and Sony Major Flagship.