Today Microsoft released a trailer about six games coming to Xbox and Windows over the next six months.
Microsoft hitting us with the Sony style marketing now.
I enjoy that people think I mean this in a negative manner.
Ohhhhh they mad.
Wow this article (at the time of writing) hasn’t been approved and you’ve already amounted 22 dislikes. Well played sir 😂
@Lore I agree, it was a fake open world. Progression depth was minimal, rpg elements very minmal. Decent enough action. Exploration meant nothing. It was overall ok at best. Very pretty at places.
I appreciate your input. It’s unfortunate when people defend its faults. I want Sony to use their hundred of millions to set the bar. In my opinion all they do is set the bar with quality and production values - not in terms of addictive and nostalgic gameplay. Be better than The Witcher, be better than Dragon Age, be better than Diablo, be better than The Elder Scrolls, be better than Xenoblade, be better than Fallout, be better than GTA. Tackle a genre that allows for a rich and lasting experience with lore and depth. They keep paying for 3rd party companies to make these games for them. @pickledpepper Yes that is true. The marketing point regarding the design of Horizon is amazing. Execution was just underwhelming. They should have made a true RPG with customizable characters and hired multiple writers for the lore. The one guy who came from Fallout was not enough.
@lore "Be better than The Witcher, be better than Dragon Age, be better than Diablo, be better than The Elder Scrolls, be better than Xenoblade, be better than Fallout, be better than GTA." Can't say the same about you, but I honestly enjoy(happily completed) horizon zero dawn more then any of the games you mentioned.
@Lore Two of those five games are literally nothing like Horizon at all besides being video games and a third is only similar in that it has an open world. Compared to the other two, Horizon is absolutely better. Every Eldar Scrolls game is a tedious and boring walking simulator with zero depth and no story, and The Witcher is only good because of its story (which is based on a book series that's way better).
I see what you mean but their style is still too heaven handed for me.
Except that Microsoft had to feature nuktiokatforn titles just to cone up with 6 titles to use lol
Horizon isn’t out this Christmas though. As irrelevant and meaningless as it is
I assume they're talking to people who own Xboxs or gaming PCs. If you do, then yea it might.
Someone sounds mad.
You're not alone. Everytime MS hyping their games, it just doesn't reach me, not even one of their 6 games. Ah, well, i guess maybe Xbox fans feel the same way when they see Sony's announcement. I used to buy MS's consoles (Xbox og and Xbox360), they've gone in a specific direction after that with their established IPs.
well technically 3 games, since Psychonauts 2 and Back 4 Blood are multiplats and FS2020 is already 1 year old ^^
Or Game Pass cloud compatible devices...
Horizon psychonauts 2 age of empires 4 and halo. I'll probably get these for my pc. This trailer really shows that microsoft actually has games now. Congrats on doing what you should have done forever ago lol
Is Age of Empire even on Series X? I only see it listed for PC in the trailers. I will probably try some of these on PC. Maybe get a Series X, but, way down the line when they start rolling more games out, probably like in 2024 at the rate they're going.
You are correct it's pc only at present.
can you play age IV on xbox? or will it be PC exclusive?
It's PC exclusive, not coming to Xbox.
It is coming to xbox!
@Brazz You can play age of empires IV on Xbox. It's an Xbox trailer so naturally every game in the trailer will be available on Xbox.
It is a PC exclusive for now - no mention of console release. The trailer even has a specific callout for Windows 10 PCs. @ps360 - It's an Xbox Game Pass trailer. AoE is on Xbox Game Pass for PC.
Age always comes 1st on PC, it was the same as the last version. I guess the reasoning is due to how hard it is to play RTS with a controller.
Amazing line up! I can´t wait!
MS aint playing no games....this sounds like a pun lol They bringing the heat. 1 game a month all back to back bangers.
good acting but what he talking about
Well I will say it's a bit of cheating cause Flight simulator is already on PC and Age of Empire only release on Win 10 at the moment but despite that, I have to confess that it's a good amount and not counting DLC and games like the Ascent (why am I the only one excited for a twin-stick shooter?)
I am excited for the Ascent as well. Love twin stick shooters.
Everything has a date but Halo, damn that game has had it rough this time around. Then one other game is also on PlayStation day and date with the Xbox version. I guess what ever it took to turn that 5 into 6. Let’s sneak a multiplatform game in there. Guess they never said all exclusive… but that just takes away some of the oomph. Leaving it like that makes any other developer that is just lumping all the releases together and saying 47 amazing games releasing over the next 6 months ok. Anything it takes to increase the number. It’s up to YOU to find out how many are exclusive, multiplatform, and actually have release dates.
This is about GamePass. I thought you would have noticed that by now.
Oh… so it’s titled Xbox- Games Change your world………. Average consumer doesn’t know what the hell a game pass is. Its also a LOT more coming on gamepass than 6 games in 6 months. They are talking about big releases PERIOD that you can get on Xbox over the next 6 months. If it was a gamepass trailer it would have made more sense to say “40 games coming to game pass over the next 6 months including….” Nice try though.
So they highlighted 6 games coming to the Xbox ecosystem / GamePass (no matter PC / console) on day one. That is what happened here. You tried to call them out for "sneaking a multiplatform game in there". "Average consumer doesn’t know what the hell a game pass is" It is getting close to 30 million subscribers. I think the average consumer gets it by now.
While I believe the Halo portion of the main show was disappointing, that 12 minute multiplayer overview they showed after looked great. It should be a very good game. Hyped for Psychonauts 2 and Hades coming to Game Pass in a few months. FH5 will be the first great showcase for the Series X. Good times ahead for Xbox from the looks of things.
I really like Forza Horizon 5 a ton and to me, Forza Horizon is the king of arcade racers. But, since it is on XBO I find it hard to believe the game is fully next generation. I am sure the game assets are NextGen, but the game engine is probably an upgraded Forza Horizon 4 engine. No developer would have two completely different code base games when they ship on older devices. I still expect the game to be spectacular. Forza Horizon always is. I just take exception to people thinking this is fully next generation.
It could depend on whether it was built from the ground up for the new consoles or not. Flight Simulator was certainly built for high end PCs, and they've got it to work on Xbox One somehow. I don't imagine it would be as hard to scale down a racing game to the previous generation. Regardless, it's the best looking game on Series X or PS5 in my opinion, so I don't really care how they got it there.
@EmperorDalek Flight Simulator was not announced in the trailer as available for XBO a few days back and I wouldn't hold my breath that it is coming there. I have been around development a long time (not games). You don't start by building a app or game on a higher spec and then downscale it to a lower spec device. You start by building it on the lower spec device and then tuning it for the higher spec device. What if you found out your game can't be downscaled to the lower spec device mid-development because of something you did on the higher spec device? It does not make sense to build a game on a higher spec device and then downscale to the lower device. Generally developers choose the device they think they will have the most problems delivering a game on as their "lead" device. That is the whole purpose of choosing a "Lead" device. To, know your game will work on all the devices you intend to ship it on.
Wow, I’m getting some 360 vibes with the marketing here. Xbox is here to compete!
Yes and they are doing a great job maintaining their position after Sony and Nintendo.
All you need is a good PC and PS5 for the exclusives. Why even buy an Xbox Series X if it's just going to be on Gamepass PC as well??? Not to mention it's going to play and look better on PC.
Microsoft doesn't care if you play on PC or console. Play wherever you want. They're giving you plenty of options.
Why pay more for a PC when you can get more bang for your buck with Series X plus it's more portable than a PC and gamepass on Console offer more than PC.
Change my world? Huh, weird. Is this the wrong video or something?
Think of how low the bar is for Xbox fans though. Literally any game announcement is sure to "change their world"
Imagine being so starved for games that Psychonauts 2 gets you pumped.
Forza Horizon 5 is what I'm really looking forward to. Graphics look stunning.
So Jalo'a multilayer is free to play anyway, back4blood is a multiplatforn title, psychonauts 2 also multiplatform I believe AoE4 is pc only title and a game I'm really looking forward 2. Flight simulator has been out on pc ages and forza horizon looks OK but I'm confused what happened to the mainline forza entry that is due?? It's good value for MS's first party titles or certainly has the potential to be but in the case of back4blood isn't great value as that title isn't going to be on there long term it will cycle off given its a 3rd party title same goes for a couple of others I think. Idr what the discount on games bought that are on games pass is but I think it's like 10-20% so assuming you pay full price for games pass I see this only being good value if you are interested in all of these games on release. End of the day I maintain that long term viability and profitability of games pass which atm by MS's own admission loses lots of money- is to hike the subscription price down the line to 2-3x what it is today once enough people are locked in stuck subscribing becauae most of their catalogue of games they only own through games pass. I'm also concerned that if everyone moves towards this model it would set a clear and finite figure on number of supportable studios for AAA titles whilst making a profit without having to further hike subs and this in turn leads to a stagnation and a lack of competition.
"MS's own admission loses lots of money" Where's your source on that. Back when Gamepass had 10 million subscribers Microsoft did say its not profitable yet. I've never heard them say they lose lots of money on Gamepass. They are now on over 27 million subscribers.
big words xbox. lets see if you actually deliver.
one game won't be even on the xbox so they really cant deliver all these 6 games in the next 6 months
I bet they won't
if games can change your life - rethink it, something is wrong with it
Forza Horizon 5 is the one I envy the most. Looks amazing! I do not game on PC almost at all, but I will make an exception for this one.
Every Xbox news indicates a great future for Xbox Gamers since 2013.
this is not bad wouldn't call this great news. in this list are only 2 "XBOX exclusives" since xbox calls everything an exclusive even though they are multiplatform games becuase they are on the pc aswell. now age of empires will be a PC exclusive games thats right one game in the xbox trailer wont even be on the XBOX. the other 3 games are actual multiplatform games. so you can get them on playstation aswel. so they make it look way better than it is to show age of empires shows how little xbox has.
My wife and I each have a GamePass for PC and absolutely love it. I've always been a Playstation/Nintendo/PC guy, but I love what the Series X is doing and GamePass!
Definitely excited for Forza and Halo. Hoping to see a few more PC and PS5 releases during this year's e3
you do now sony doesn't do E3 anymore... and they shot age of empire in this XBOX list which is a PC exclusive game and won't be on the Xbox, also 3 of the 6 games will be on ps5 aswell and arent exclusives. that leaves forza and halo....
None of these games will get me to buy an Xbox .
one of these games won't even be on the XBOX and is a pc exclusive game. That's how sad the list is and 3 other games will be on other consoles as well so only 2 other games are left. wich i don't know if they will be released on pc as well which I assume they will not sure though.
2023 must be the best year in ANY console History In 2023 we're expecting to get Avowed Fable Perfect Dark Hellblade 2 Contraband Coalitions Next game Compulsions Next game Inxiles next game That's not even including the Bethesda games that are likely also 2023 Indiana Jones DOOM 3 or whatever iD is working on next Roundhouse Next Game Zenimax Online Next Game That is a truly insane line-up. Things are probably going to get moved as to not overshadow the other. But if even half of that shows up in 2023, which seems very likely, it must be a record breaking year for 1st party output.
how about no pretty sure Nintendo holds that record. and with the switch taking second place and even looks like they will pass the ps4 which would be a great achievment. the Xbox needs to be happy with 3rd place. also, most of those games will be on PC as well so they are multiplatform and not exclusives. and even then it wouldn't come close to sony`s record. I'm just glad when good games come out. and luckily Microsoft seems to want to release everything on pc as well so no reason to buy an XBOX. I can enjoy the best of the 4 worlds with switch, ps5, and PC
Lol so you don't WANT them to beat Playstation 😂 got it. Unfortunately for you that's what's going to happen in terms of 1st party output. I know it's getting harder and harder for you Xbox haters out there 😂 Enjoy your Xbox games on PC bruv 👍🏾
I suggest you have a look at what was released in 2007. Nothing has beaten that year since then in my eyes.
On which platform? I don't recall any platform having that many 1st party exclusives in 1 year.
@Zeref The number of games is important but not as important as the quality. You claimed it would be "the best year in ANY console History ". I understood that as being console history in general, not one specific console (so we're talking about different things).
Naw I need to sell my games to make profits so no thanks to streaming. Own is everything so you can the right to gaming and sell. Because we all know streaming games, they don't last as licensing issue
I surprised people still care about trailers.