Xbox had to prove they still belong and to sit alongside Sony and Nintendo this gen. And Xbox nailed everything except one thing, they bet on Sony stumbling.
MS did an excellent job of showing what would come on the PS4 in the near future as third party gaming, and they showed what would come for Xbox in about 2+ years time. But I don’t agree that they’re relying on any specific platform to stumble at E3.
I don't think it was that they were [strong]relying[/strong], just that it is what they needed to happen to "win".
The conference being the most watched shows people are excited for what the future holds for Microsoft, and they didn’t disappoint, I have no doubts the 4th generation Xbox is going to be the best place to play.
@Skull521 Microsoft had the largest audience last year and they are still getting outsold 3:1. It has more to do with the time of the show and the fact it's the first E3 event than anything else.
Microsoft showed us that they're willing to fight NEXT GEN. They've already given up hope for the Xbox one. They should've bought some studios YEARS ago, and then maybe the Xbox would have a better lineup than Sea of Thieves, SoD2, and Forza. That's literally ALL that Xbox has this year. They're shifting all focus onto the next Xbox.
Im baffled by who they lost to?
@gamerzero, This is because people such as skull keep making the same mistake. They think most watched means most satisfied with or best conference. Millions of people went and saw The Last Jedi on opening weekend. A good movie? Nope. A lot of people watched the MS conference because more than anyone else it was do or die. Everyone thought they would show the next HALO and the much delayed and often talked about next thing in gaming - the cloud based physics destruction. MS being in the hole was the one that had to throw everything at the wall so yes a lot of people watched. I watched it. And they sunk. I am not fooled by multiplayer trailers, a super brief look at engine tech, and some girl in a beanie looking like Gears of Life is Strange. Also the morning of the conference, two major retailers - one was Gamestop - advertised a coming $150 price cut on the X1X. That turned out to be false. Had it been just one retailer I would have thought the sales department made an error. But when it is two then it smells as if MS sent out a notice then retracted it shortly before the sale was scheduled to commence at noon...the day of their conference.
@Skull521 It was the most watched on twitch only. twitch 1.7million to 1.5 but Sony won facebook 2.2 million to 821k on their official channels. Sony also had 80 or so theaters sell out with hundreds of people waiting to get in. Also pretty much all 3rd party streams had more Sony views.
Fucking Christ... Now we are arguing over who got more viewers for their E3 conference? Seriously, is this what we've come to?
@Skull: People were waiting for Microsoft to blast all cylinders. They came out flat instead.
Bigger Boss: Actually they are shifting towards a GAAS and making xbox games exclusive to PC.
@SKULL like TFJWM said, MS was only ahead on twitch and even then they were only just ahead, on every other viewer such as YouTube and Facebook Sony was easily ahead. The most watched conference all up was Sony by millions.
" I have no doubts the 4th generation Xbox is going to be the best place to play." That's dedication. You're pledging allegiance before you even know what it's going to be called. I envy that single mindedness
Skull, You sir are by far the best customer around. No questions asked, blind devotion. If there's a cult not like this I sure as hell cant tell the difference. Sony and Nintendo surely are jealous of MS for having you. Keep it up!
@skull, you're excited about next gen? You haven't even experienced this gen yet.
Skull, You should really wait and see what Microsoft does, otherwise the next xbox might disappoint you as much as the Xone has this gen. On the upside I could probably sell you anything. Anyway to be serious, I only checked out what Microsoft had so I could start writing a list of games I want on ps4. If you took out all the multi-plats, it would probably be less exciting than Sony or Nintendo's conferences, and I got what I wanted out of those two.
@ Skull521 !!! So what does that make us the Xbox one adopters? irrelevant and a cash cow for MS and MS made Xbox one owners fools!
@SpaceRanger You getting downvoted for facts is beyond me @BiggerBoss "They're shifting all focus onto the next Xbox" Already?? But the One X just came out 7 months ago.
If you were in charge of xbox, wouldn't you? It's the best move you can make right now. They've got the halo/gears/forza coming for their current fans (those will never drawn in new xbox buyers if they haven't already.) and that will hold them over until the next xbox which is where they'll go after everybody that's passed on them this gen. Any new games they put on xbox one won't move as many units as it can on a user base that's only around half of the competition. And will just end up having to have more money and resources spent on it to port it to the next xbox. Basically the same song we just heard from wii u to switch.
What he said isn't facts. Forza Horizon 4: October 2nd, 2018 Crackdown 3: February 2019 Ori and the Will of the Wisps: 2019 Battletoads: 2019 Halo Infinite: TBA Gears V: TBA That's only 2 titles that may or may not be 2+ years out. Compare that to the exclusives Sony showed . . . Spiderman: September 2018 The Last of Us 2: TBA Death Stranding: TBA Ghost of Tsushima: TBA
@The 10th Rider Wait are you serious? Sony has been releasing exclusives almost every year. You forgot to mention God of War, Detroit, and a few Japanese exclusives this year.
SpaceRanger's comment is talking about E3. The titles you mentioned have nothing to do with this year's E3. I'm saying his comment is getting disagrees because the titles Microsoft showed at this E3 are NOT predominantly not 2+ years out . . . They showed two games that might be (I personally think Gears V will be next Holiday and Halo will be Holiday 2020, but that's just speculation). His comment isn't fact and it's ridiculous it has so many agrees.
The X may be the latest sku but the platform as a whole is nearly 5 years old. Same with the PS4.
So true... I love how when xbox takes a big L xbox fans are so quick to jump to next gen. Its sickening.
Skull Same thing last year and we know how well Xbox has sold compared to ps4. Xbox fans watching E3 in record numbers to see what ms have in store but issue is majority of the people watching already own a Xbox one Don't get me wrong presentation wise ms had the most organized conference but games wise it wasn't even close
Can't we just enjoy a conference without someone telling us why we didn't really like it or why we shouldn't have liked it?
after a year of wait for it, its normal that more Microsoft gamers were waiting for big games to drop...but the reality was more of the same.
William More power to you bro I enjoyed Xbox E3 but I also saw it for what it was and that's not much in the present with a suggestion of better future
Biggerboss If Ps5 is released a year before Xbox one than MS will have the same if not even a bigger uphill battle. PS5 could come out fall 2019 with last of us 2, ghost and could get ports of current titles like RDR2, God of war etc Early 2020 death stranding 10-15 million lead before even the next Xbox is even out makes Ps5 the market leader like ps4. Sony releasing pro a year before X had a lot to do with release windows moving forward because ms really can't come out with a new console till 2020 or even 2021
some still don't understand that. The PS5 could really come one year before the Xbox 2....
Whether they understand it or not doesn't matter. Remember how many people wanted Sony to upgrade the specs for pro to match the X. Just for comparison sake Xbox 360 came out a year before ps3 and it had only a 6-7 million lead yet it took ps3 over 6 years up catch up and surpass it and many consider that Gen to be won by xbox360 Business 101 says Ps5 is coming in 2019. For Sony to come out and say we won't talk about hardware tells me they will be talking about hardware in 2019
@Neutral, Add to this the likelihood the PS5 will be fully backwards compatible and it makes adoption a cinch. MS is behind and 8 ball from which they cannot escape as long as they chase hardware rather than games.
the only thing on MS conference worth its salt is FH4, the rest are Phil Spencer straight up breaking his word on "we're not gonna announce things early anymore" and a bunch of fanboys forgetting that as fast as they forget "power of the cloud" There's no new IPs, even Halo and Gears 5 had no release window, that's 2 out of their 3 staple IP announced too damn early. Can't wait for another false hype word for XB fanboys to eat up and forget straight away.
Gears 5 is 2019.
Xbox nailed it!!! And I still walked away wanting one or two of their exclusives. And even though Sony showed 1/5th the games Xbox did, I wanted all but one or two.
"And I still walked away wanting one or two of their exclusives" What exclusives..?
Lol... honestly; just Tunic. And that is a launch exclusive, I think.
Ain’t you got anything better to do apart from blurting out all your bs ?? Thought you had lost of games ?
Maybe halo, gears, Forza, ori?... If you're going to bring up the tired PC argument, don't bother. Microsoft already said they want more people to play together so deal with it. If you can't play on PlayStation then it is indeed an exclusive. Either way you still need Microsoft to play them. If you want to be mad at something than be mad at Sony who likes to give the PC folk the middle finger... But I'm sure you're ok with that cause it's Sony. 🙄
@optimus "Halo, Gears, Forza" So basically the exact same games that Xbox has been getting since 2007?
@BoggerBoss If you want new games beside Forza, Halo, Gear, and Fable, then they do have Ori, Session, Tunic, Black Desert, the new Cuphead, and other unannounced titles from their new first party studios. Let stop pretending that they don’t have any games at all, shall we? Do abit of research next time.
... So what do you want them to do to abandon them so they are never heard of again? Especially when those are the main franchises that sell the most? Would ea give up on Madden? Would Nintendo give up on Mario and Zelda? You Sony fanatics have the weirdest illogical complaints, I swear. 🙄... I don't know of a lot of companies that would just outright give up on a top selling game... Oh wait, scratch that. How's the latest Grand Turismo coming along? 🤔
@optimus, its not just that ms relies on those ip's its the lack of anything new that isn't mediocre tbh. Compared to Sony currently xbox 1st party output doesn't even come close.
I come to N4G to just look at the spins and logic that exists here and other vocal minority outlets to help me with my upcoming career and politics. The logic of these sony fans are one of a kind. Xbox did a great job and the majority of PlayStation fans know this which is why they're mostly on Sony's Twitter and facebook crying about fortnite crossplay and not these exclusives youd think resurrected Christ
Don’t mention Fortnite and Sony Fortnite accounts as it is not allowed on n4g!!!
Love people who try to sound above the rest with their opinion as fact. You are chasing the right profession for sure. Talked about more games to come... again. Check. Showed no new AAA games to come... again. Check. Talked about investing in gaming... again. Check, Phil “we do not like to show off games that are not ready or close to release” a dig at sony. Then goes to show two out of three of their AAA exclusive not due for over a year to fluff their in house games... out of three that is. Phil “hate third party deals to punish other consoles” announce third party deals with timed exclusives. Announce new consoles being readied in the near future... 7 months after the “beast”.... Please... tell me what was so different from the last 6 years of e3s for Microsoft as they have yet to make anything new. 6 e3s... a couple of promises that did turn up empty(cloud, Black tusks new game, Kinect, money invested in gaming(but this time with proof thank god)etc), 4 console iterations with two upgrades, still just third party deals, 9 (?) forza games, 4 halos shown, or released, 3 gears, and ... yup. All of what I said is good for the faithful... but not only not enticing to anyone new, but should put a huge warning on investing into their gaming until way after they have proven themselves to provide. So please, let’s see the no spin from ya
@Rudero “Talked about more games to come” But they do have more exclusive games to come such as Halo, Fable, Forza Horizon 4, Crackdown 3, Gears 4, Ori, Session, Tunic, Black Desert, and the new Cuphead. Those are all console exclusive, mind you. “Showed no new AAA games to come” Refer to above. Also, are Gear, Halo, Forza, Fable, and Crackdown small indies titles? “Talked about investing in gaming” But they had just acquired 5 brand new studios. What did you expect those studio to do? Make garments? Smh... some people on N4G I swear.
@kun They aren't exclusive games they are all multiplat...
Have fun failing your political career. Next Ajit maybe? Seems possible.
I really wish Tunic was coming to Switch. Seems like such a wasted opportunity.
Yeah and 4/5 of the games that Microsoft showed are also coming out on the PS4😉
The Xbox team nailed it by shutting down the naysayers, showing how Xbox has a leader that cares about games, and most importantly how Xbox is going to focus on first party production. This was one the best E3's for Xbox. Also, the Xbox One X is the benchmark in regards to the best looking games on consoles for the next three years. From first party to third party to indies. E3 showed how much support Xbox is getting from all developers.
Phil? Is that you?? :P
Right? The PR is real. Microsoft should've started focusing on their First Parties YEARS ago. The One came out literally 5 years ago, and they're just now putting a focus on making some first party games, which we won't see for even years after this.
@BiggerBoss And I can't believe it has taken them this long to put a studio in Santa Monica. Their E3 was perfect, just 4 years too late.
the Xbox One X is the benchmark in regards to the best looking games on consoles for the next three years didnt know we could play hzd and the new god of war and in the near future last of us 2 and ghosts on xbox. at this point its still the minority that have the x what about all the people stuck with the s
I can't tell if you're agreeing with him or not. Your English doesn't make a whole lot of sense.
That doesn't change the truth of his statement. The Xbox One X will be the most powerful console until whenever the next round of consoles come out. And high end PCs are even more powerful than that. Nobody that owns those platforms cares whether more people own weaker platforms. People try to use this nonsensical reasoning to try to downplay the PC all the time too and it's just dumb.
@clanpsi1 i disagree with automatic. as for my bad english its not my first language so my apologies for screwing that up
@starchild i agree with it being the most powerfull console at this point. but i disagree on the best looking games part. power doesnt mean alot if you dont have the talent to use it
The talent to use it? PC, PS4 and Xbox have 95% the same people making games for them. Quit acting like exclusives are the only things that exist. The vast majority of games are multiplatform games. If a certain exclusive on my PS4 Pro looks really good that doesn't change the fact that my PC makes the vast majority of games look and run better than on my PS4 Pro.
the good old my pc runs it better in a console article. well my pc runs it worse than my pro due to it being a pretty weak pc. on the exclusive point yes 95% of the games are shared between platforms thats why exclusives matter for choosing youre prefered platform and having talented studios and devs really helps to make those games something special on that platform so people are more inclined to buy that console. i like to think people buy a certain console with the thought does it have exclusive games that i like wich platform do my friends have and wich services or extras does it have that i need or want
Best looking games hahah! Gtfo!
@Pettygoodgamer It has double the hardware base yet software sales are comparable (it’s not 2:1), PS4 users on average spend less on games, and revenue for Xbox and PS4 is similar. Sony needs volume sales because it’s users don’t buy as many games or accessories.
The day one game pass is such a incredible value
I bet if Sony allowed GOW day one on a Playststion Pass Plan you guys would be foaming at the mouth.
@343 Like the xbox fans are foaming at the mouth? I doubt it because that would mean less quality games.
@Silly gameAr GamePass is a wild success and has a ton of games to play for $10 a month. They just added Fallout 4 and Division. They aren’t for me but people love State of Decay and Sea of Thieves. Just face it ...it tears you up inside that not everyone wants or cares about owning a PS4 (I enjoy mine btw). Why are you so worried about what other people enjoy...it’s really sad.
"it tears you up inside that not everyone wants or cares about owning a PS4" with over double the user base, I would say it seems most people would take a ps4 over the Xbox.....so I really think that point is plain stupid. Any gamer would choose ps4 over Xbox at the minute because anything on Xbox is on pc.
Auto Ps5 will say hello in 2019 to best looking and playing games. It's nice to see ms investing inn 1st party but news flash fit Xbox fans both Sony and Nintendo have had them for decades And the mindset is still the same just look at Xbox executive saying if you like single player than we have forza Sony and Nintendo figured it out why compete with 3rd party publishers with online games when they can focus on high quality exclusives and the 3rd parties will take care of online games Best of both works yet Phil wants to be more in line with what Ea and Activision are doing with Gaas. Conference was well organized but let's be real here most of the big stuff shown will be available on other platforms and will sell better on other platforms