E3 2019 was a continued resurgence as Xbox heads towards the next frontier of cloud gaming and Project Scarlett.
The thing that surprises me is what there were supposed to be two models of Scarlett announced a low powered discless one that I believe was hinted to be a streaming console and a high powered one that was a more traditional console. Guess MS are ditching the streaming one and going all in with the high powered model for Scarlett.
They’re all streaming ones. Microsoft has their foot in all areas of gaming. Microsoft’s E3 set the tone for the generation. They set their tone and dictating how everyone else is gonna focus on. Remember back in the day Microsoft said “this generation doesn’t start until we said it does” well this time it’s actually true.
Imagine genuinely believing that. Even die hard xbox fans have felt disappointed in MS this generation. Hopefully they can get back on track for Scarlett but showing more Halo, more Gears and more Forza ain't going to be enough so hopefully their new studios pull something out the bag
Lol come back to reality bro they aren’t setting the tone for anything. The general consensus across the web is their show was disappointing and they dropped the ball with nothing but a me too after Sony
Sony were the ones who's said that...
Are you...are you okay?
I get the feeling that when the Scarlet gets released there wont be "scarlett" games and "xbox one" games as both will run on each console. With this possibility I also think that the rumoured weaker console (that was rumoured to be on par with Xbox One X) has been cancelled in favour of just making the X cheaper .
Xbox One X will be their entry level model for next gen, since it is already a 4K console afterall. They will probably ditch the Xbox One S soon after launch of the Xbox Two.
i don‘t support consoles with disc drives anymore. and i guess i‘m not the only one. physical copies are a thing of the past.
Wow, what an illogical way of thinking.
The last time I found Xbox compelling was the 360
It was up until they dropped support 2 years before next gen. Hell, I went through two of them RRoD bastards...
OG Xbox with Xbox Live was the best time for Xbox. They were truly outflanking the competition back then. 360 days were good too, especially for Live.
Agreed. And I never even had a 360. Halo was still pretty fresh. Gears was revolutionary. COD looked great on the system. Games like Mass Effect and Bioshock were groundbreaking. Early on, they actually had more JRPG's of note than Sony, which took several years to really start rolling out. Fable was awesome, and Forza was a real contender against GT as the generation progressed. The hardware was good(technically, disregarding RROD). It was priced right, especially relative to PS3. MS was on point with their messaging and marketing, and did really good at gaining support. Now, Xbox just seems more like it's trying to hang on by nostalgia about how it was once good, by putting so much emphasis on it's staples. Even though I preferred PS last gen, I can give MS credit where it's due for what they did right last gen. Thy faltered in the last couple years, but to say that the current Xbox brand is more compelling than the early to mid 360 gen is wrong on every level to me.
Disappointing as that show was (aside from a few exceptions including the one I'm about to mention) I did get the feels from that Halo Infinite segment. Thought it looked great on my TV in 4K on YouTube; the textures were nice and the character models were nice as well. If we can get that at 60 fps, I'll be quite pleased.
Nah I think og Xbox and early 360 days were more enticing.
Microsoft is showing an extremely powerful feature set heading into next gen, with: - backwards compatibility, going all the way back to original Xbox games - giving us the ability to use our Xbox consoles as streaming servers to any device at no extra cost - game streaming from Xcloud - connectivity of Xbox Live across Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox Two, PC, Android and iOS - Xbox Game Pass on Xbox and PC - 14 First Party game studios - Xbox One X (still the most powerful console @ 6TFLOPS) - The new and improved Elite Controller (very impressive) - Xbox Adaptive Controller - Xbox Live giving two (2) free Xbox 360 games and two (2) free Xbox One games per month - 1440p PC monitor support for Xbox One consoles - Mouse & Keyboard support for Xbox One consoles Now, the only thing is to wait and see what Microsoft's first party studios can come up with. Based on the fact that most of these studios were purchased less than a year ago, or perhaps almost exactly a year ago in some cases, I'm sure we will see the fruits of these acquisitions at E3 2020, just 5 or 6 months before the Xbox Two launches. That will be the exact same time that Sony lets everything out of the bag also. I think this is why Xbox was so subdued at this E3.
This is all just Internet chat. When the moment of truth strikes, it turns out to be a whole another story. How many articles like these we got after last E3? And what happened? Nintendo surpassed Xbox momentum and released more exclusive high quality games. One thing is what you think and another what really happen in the market.
MS doesn't seem to be gaining much momentum from this E3. At least compared to the years prior. By momentum, I assume you mean hype about it's brand. Most of the discussion is more along the lines of how it was lackluster.
Xbox has never been LESS compelling.
Ill do you one better....Microsoft's gaming ecosystem has never been this compelling! The excitement they are generating right now is through the roof. PC gamers are rejoicing and energized by Microsoft's commitment. They are bringing new synergy between the platforms and expanding their reach. Exciting times.
Oh yeah....look at all the PC fans flooding in to say how excited they are......./s Even barring the fact that we don't have a huge PC community here, you'd expect to see at least a few here or there talking about it if what you said is true. The PC community here, while not as vocal, aren't silent. Sorry, but I don't see it, nor do I even see anyone other than the typical Xbox fan boys who seem overly excited by MS itself. They had more positive reception last year. In fact, all I see is Xbox fan boys who seem to put out the notion that PC gamers are excited about MS....when history suggests they have absolutely no love of MS for decades now. There's some excitement over flight simulator, but that's from a different crowd than our community. More long term PC people that remember how good it was in the past. I admittedly haven't been all over the net the past few days checking a lot of different forums, but most of the PC community right now seems embroiled in the Steam vs EGS debates....or just talking crap about EGS.
"Oh yeah....look at all the PC fans flooding in to say how excited they are......./s" You misunderstand me it seems. I wasnt talking about this message board. Forgive me, but N4G isn't the place one goes to to discuss the PC landscape. MCC, Halo Infinite, the new Xbox App, GP for PC, a dedicated Studio created for RTSes, and yes, Microsoft Flight Simulator has been generating a lot of buzz in the PC community.
I agree with you. But on the gaming subreddit, I didn't see a bunch of people talking about how excited they are for MS gaming. They may like some of the games, but no one is talking about awesome it is that MS is so into PC gaming again. And N4G isn't a big PC site, but you'd expect that if what you say is true, then the PC gamers we do have would sometimes speak up to agree with the people who say what you do. Yet, I have never once seen that happen. We do have PC fans here, and they sometimes do wander into these articles. But the rare times I see them on this topic, they only say how they aren't excited for what you claim they are. I do visit Steam forums, and I do see some posts about some of the games, but the reaction seems mixed or tepid. Nothing about MS being awesome and all that. If you're getting your impression from places like the Xbox forums, or some MS central site, then sure, I'd say maybe there are more people excited. PC gaming is huge. Steam along has 90 million monthly active users. That's a large number of people to say no one is exited. But, you're generalization is over compensating the reality of the general consensus.
Well...I can't help what you see Rain...nor what your bias will allow you to feel or grasp. Clearly we visit different sites. The places I visit is very excited for what Microsoft is doing in this Steam vs Epic landscape we find ourselves in.
You could help what I see if you back up the idea that people are hyped about this by providing some resources for me to explore. You aren't really choosing to do so, and stick to saying what's happening acting like people should just believe you without question. While I'm doing no better, I at least admit that I haven't explored the recent situation fully, although I read enough in general over the years to say I haven't noticed a huge love suddenly crop up due to recent events over the last couple years, to which I can make a reasonable conclusion about the general consensus of MS.
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