Skewed and Reviewed have posted an opinion piece which praises Microsoft for giving a solid and very impressive E3 conference after years of shows that were considered lacking.
I agree. I enjoyed their show this year. My one negative is that only 2 games shown were actually new while the rest we saw last year. Other than that the gameplay showings were good, the gears controller looked awesome! I really like the idea of customising your own controller too. Cool to see the new consoles (slim looks very nice) but I don't think the fluff piece video was very necessary. Just having Phil explain what it is would have sufficed. Actually I just remembered the minecraft segment. Stop bringing that to these conferences. It's never good and anyone who is actually interested will watch the minecraft dedicated con. But yeah, their best since before this gen started I think.
I really didn't care for the show on the games front although they did show some really nice stuff. The Scorpio announcement was deep and powerful though strangely announced! People need to relax simply because it doesn't matter who had the better showing. As long as both companies continue to out do each other it's a win for all of us. Thank you Sony for stepping into the VR realm and thank you MS for finally going back to your hard-core computer roots!
I agree, this e3 was everything I wanted and more! To say the least it was awesome. Except for you EA... your conference was💩.
While their conference was lacking, EA play was great. We started our coverage on Tuesday with them as we had someone cover the conference as we did not get into area until late Monday. They were great, the Novo was fantastic and Battlefield 1 and TitanFall 2 hands on were amazing. the new FIFA and Madden were great and they even gave us some stuff we could use like a bag, shirts, boxed lunch and so on. We were out in plenty of time to rest in the press room and charge the electronics and have lunch that E3 provided before they opened the doors.
Would have liked a proper look at the new star wars games. Other than that EA doesn't really interest me :/
That was a huge letdown. No Star Wars game news of any significance.
Lol I guess xboxers don't care about games
Couldn't agree more.
Its a good year to be a gamer.
I liked this years E3 mainly because I like hardware. From a games perspective I thought this year wasn't as good for me. I thought last year with Halo 5 and backwards compatibility was better from a games perspective. No doubt I want to get project scorpio.
What good is a new console though without Microsoft announcing any new games? Minecraft expansions and another Forza.
Did you not read the whole thing. I did say this year was weaker in terms of games. There is 3rd party so the games are going to be there regardless. I'm also always an early adopter so I'm used to hardware having limited software in the early days.
Great conference, good pace, not one minute of bordem, and good games coming out before 2019. Only problem is Xbox S. That is a dead console before it even launches. Scorpio is the future of xbox. Cant say how i know this, but Microsoft plans to make Scorpio and PC games one in the same. developers will be able to develop for PC and with just a few minor tweaks the games will play on scorpio as well. PC games will play on scorpio, there will be no more exclusives to either. This will increase the size of xbox install base to compete with sony, leaving Playstaion developers making games for only that console while PC/xbox developers will be developing for a larger audience. Xbox one will still get games but they will be dumbed down versions of scorpio games. Xbox scorpio exclusives (games that dont play on Xbox One or PS4 or Neo) will come in the form of PC exclusives that also play on scorpio if that makes any sense. Xbox One will not play those. Microsoft will likely work with steam to have scorpio steam compatible. It will be a steam box in a sense. Xbox One is dead, and Playstation is about to face much more difficult competition. Bad news is Scorpio will be 6 to 700 bux, but may also be even more powerful than the 6TF we have been told.
"not one minute of bordem" That minecraft though!
Oh yeah, I forgot about that...
So cringey xD
"Xbox scorpio exclusives (games that dont play on Xbox One or PS4 or Neo) will come in the form of PC exclusives that also play on scorpio if that makes any sense. Xbox One will not play those" That's exactly what I've been assuming. Shannon Studstill first let it slip that they'd leave it up to devs whether they want to make Scorpio exclusive content, then Spencer came back & tried to back track saying there would be "No Scorpio Exclusives", which could easily mean what you laid out...no games only exclusive to Scorpio but shared between Scorpio & PC w/ XBO being left out. Honestly I think Scorpio is the box meant to truly achieve the goals they've set out for cross plat play, backwards & forwards compatiblity, etc....the XBO just wasn't powerful enough to fully realize that & the box wasn't created w/ that in mind whereas Scorpio obviously is. I assume that the vanilla XBO will at least get enough support so that gamers can jump on a Scorpio a couple years later once its come down in price though.
Xbox One will get support in the form of having access to the same games PS4 has access to, multiplatform games like COD. However no one will even try to hit 1080p if it's any trouble on XBO. If you want performance you will have to buy Scorpio.
The lack of new IP announcments was dissappointing, also that Minecraft segment really overstayed its welcome.
by showing only 2 new triple A games, and no new IP's that are worthy. It was a disappointment to me. I've been watching E3 since 2011, and honestly the best MS conference I've seen was '15; I actually thought they beaten Sony that year, until Sony released the kraken with them megatons.
Xbox conference was fantastic great pacing, excellent games with dates(We Happy few was my highlight), gameplay not heavy on CGI, New IP's with CGI's, tons of announcements across the boards with Xbox Live, custom controllers and new consoles. My only negative was Minecraft showing way to long but on the plus side super innovative with cross play across all devices such as Android, IOS and Windows 10. Overall it was good. Lots of positive news around Forza Horizon 3, Gears of War 4, DeadRising and Recore. Sea of thieves looks like fun. Play on any device and no one gets left behind are the best messages coming out of the conference.
and it still didn't dethrone sony's
I agree and yet, it was overshadowed again by Sony's conference and all their games presentation.
Their 2015 conference was better IMO.
Both lacked to be honest.God of War was the highlight.
Their E3 was fantastic. Most games i enjoyed watching Sea of Thieves, State of Decay, Gears 4, FH3. Oh and DR3. The option to customize your own controller was fantastic.
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