After missing out last year, E3 returned this year for an all digital event. Now that the show is over, our staff at Cinelinx has some thoughts on how the show went this time around….spoiler alert, it wasn't good.
To be honest, if anyone has to ask that question for E3, you probably know the answer.
E3 organizers tried I think, but without Sony the conference turn into an average displaying of games, MS had a huge opportunity to be succesful in their conference, I mean they had the time to prepare a great show, but in the end it was full of mediocrity imo, not sure what in hell they were doing all this time, still they are making money somehow so thats good for MS I guess but for gamers in general I dont think so, and for Nintendo ..ughhh. not even worth mentioning something.
I dunno. They showed 30 games, 27 on gamepass this year. 5 first party titles this year. Forza Horizon 5 is one of the best looking games ever made. It was a little better than mediocre I think.
By the end of the first year, Microsoft will have three first party titles on XSX in MSFS, Halo and FH5. Granted its less than Sony but only by one. Lets not pretend Sony are further ahead than they are. Sure, MS didn't release anything for the first 8 months and that's shocking, but as far as I can tell, Sony have nothing in the pipeline now from R&C until whenever Horizon is out (next March??). There's a real lack of third party titles too. People might be clamouring for these consoles but so far next-gen has been largely underwhelming. On topic - The truth is, games are costing more and more in time and money to make. It means there are less and less games being shown every year at e3 because publishers can't afford it or are unwilling to take a risk on some projects. We need technology to catch up to our ambitions to bring down costs and development time. Maybe UE5 will help with that.
Wow you really are salty, ain't you. Lol
I hope one day the big 3 return in the auditoriums and give thier speeches and have everything on stage
I think that is the ultimate goal for E3. E3 this year was not as good as the past, but due to everything that has happened last year it is understandable.
But will they ever know their audience? Or will they trot out more cringefests and social commentary...
Had a couple of good conferences, but the whole thing is unnecessary at this point. MS, Nintendo and the rest should just have their own summer events and let E3 die I think. It's time.
I think so too. E3 was a product of its time when the industry would get together and disseminate news to the press all in one go. Nowadays with the internet, it’s really not necessary. The industry can bypass the convention and go straight to their audience via shows like Nintendo Direct and State of Play. It’s sad though. I have some fond memories of E3.
Pretty meh but its been that way for a while.
Bust unfortunately 😪
For Xbox it was a bust imo. Pushing Online Fallout and Skyrim was just ugh. Horizon, A car racing game isn't all that great when compared to other games. especially the 87th one is the series. Meanwhile Sony is showing an actual good Horizon Zero Dawn and looks levels and levels above any of Xbox 800 indie games they showed. AND you do know more great single player games are coming, like God of War spiderman etc. Not hating on Xbox but there just wasn't anything that got me like "wow, that looks really good". Hellblade should be there new baby and push that to the front. I loved the first one. They need new AAA titles instead of relaying on the same games from the first ever Xbox. And the final game they should was another 4 player generic multiplayer game. The one game I got excited over was AOE and it wasn't coming to the bloody console.
The whole ‘graphics is everything’ argument again. They have a pretty diverse lineup of games as opposed to a plethora of third person action adventures.
Never once mentioned graphics. I'm talking about quality.
“ Horizon, A car racing game isn't all that great when compared to other games.” What other great open world racing game we all are currently playing? “ They need new AAA titles instead of relaying on the same games from the first ever Xbox. ” So Awoved, Outer World 2, Redfall, Contraband, and Starfield were all on the OG Xbox? “ Hellblade should be there new baby and push that to the front.” “ The one game I got excited over was AOE and it wasn't coming to the bloody console.” So you basically just looking for things that aren’t there instead of appreciating what was being shown? Had those game also been shown you would have instead asked for for Elder Scroll or Perfect Dark. Lmao.
Well you're wrong there. Never liked the elder scrolls and haven't played perfect dark. Forza Horizon is great don't get me wrong. I'm not really dissing it but But I'm just saying that gamers want a rich single player story game. That's why Xbox is so far behind. Outer world's was ok, wasn't amazing but I'm looking forward to the next one as I'm confident it's going to be better. Redfall isn't going to be a success, we've been around long enough to know what's good and what isn't. Look at evolve, or Avengers. Good looking games but died out fast. Jury's still out on starfield so far Since it's Bethesda. Haven't made a great game in a loooong time since the first Skyrim. Hell S6 would have been cool, but I'm guessing they are not there yet so fair enough. I'm only waiting to see an Xbox game being as good as a normal Sony exclusive that isn't Halo or Gears. Mine is just sitting there. collecting dust being an expensive DVD player.
Shitpost. Everything looks great. I'd be upset too if I only bought a ps5 and saw the competition with all kinds of new, exciting games on the horizon while Sony takes a wait and see approach. I like my ps5 don't get me wrong, but after Ratchet, Horizon, and God of War, we just don't know about much. And to think, you shat on Xbox for the "87th" Forza Horizon but all Sony has shown is sequel after sequel. Literally. I'm definitely happy with my Series X, it's a fantastic console with a shit ton of new and fresh content compared to the ps5. Seriously there are new games on Game pass weekly some that I've never heard of that turn out to be pretty great. I don't see the same output on the PlayStation not even close. There's the big Sony games and a couple of little ones here and there. But mostly my PS5 is used for enhanced PS4 games and 1 or 2 exclusives. I think Microsoft securing third-party stuff that would normally be PlayStation exclusive was a huge boon for Xbox, especially when you consider that they put it on Game pass. I no longer have to purchase things like the Yakuza games on PlayStation cuz I can play them with my game pass on Xbox. And it is glorious! Yakuza 7 is so much fun I would have totally paid full price if it was a PS5 exclusive. Maybe start trying out some of the games before you just discredit everything Xbox does.
To make my point. Name ONE exclusive Xbox has that's even close to HZD, God of War, The Last of Us, or even Spiderman. See? There's none. That's the problem.
@sensibleone Last gen had several Xbox exclusives that where pretty good. sunset overdrive, Gears 4 and 5, Forza 7 and Forza Horizon 3/4, Quantum Break, the Ori games, State of Decay 2. All of those were pretty great actually. Maybe not as great as HZD and Spider Man, those 2 were probably my fave games in all of last gen. But I couldn't really get into God of War and thought Last of Us was terrible, should have been a movie. God of War was just like xbox launch title Ryse imo. Just didn't do it for me, I much prefer the old style of God of War.
Xbox definitely showed good games and promise of big hitters like starfield. But titles like starfield will be a long time away, If Sony are clever they need to commission a fantasy rpg to counter elder scrolls 6 and starfield. But what did come out of e3 that the trio of gears halo forza just simply isn't enough. Funnily enough people were defending the trio claiming multiolats are more oopular
Lacklustre describes E3 well
E3 has had its day, time to let it fade and die
The media seems keen on separating Geoff Keighleys summer game festival from E3. So in that case I nearly got more out of that. The tease for Death Stranding maybe being Silent Hill or another project has me talking more than anything else. Then we had Elden Ring. Then me personally Jurassic World evolution 2 has me very excited
I enjoyed it. E3 will always have a place in my heart and E3 is always full of hype every year.
was still good to at least have it.
A massive bust. Should have stayed dead
Worst one since those couple of years when they decided to make it strictly a corporate event (I forgot the years).
I think 2008 and 2009
The Outer Worlds 2 trailer says it all. Finally, someone publicly pointed out that game trailers without game-play are absurd.
E3 is dead, outdated and has been for a while
I thought it was great. Maybe y'all who hated it just don't like hearing about and seeing new games?! I'm always excited to see what lies ahead, it helps build hype. I think that is especially important with new systems out. Are people really that hateful of Xbox that when they come out swinging people just say that E3 sucks as a whole?! Lol maybe y'all should stick to watching movies and such.
Personally Iam cutting e3 a break from any harsh criticism. It's been an incredibly difficult year all around in the industry due to covid. The fact that they even had an e3 was a surprise and the fact that some really good games have been worked on during this time deserves credit.
I feel like every publisher having their own conference over the passed few years didn't help.
Bust a big time bust. The absolute worst E3 if have ever witnessed. Only presentation I remotely got any sort of enjoyment out of was the pc gaming show.
Worst E3 I've ever watched, and I've been watching it since the beginning.
This E3 was a huge disappointment. No one brought their A Game!
Both, had some great things, some really crap... but it is losing its shine.I think Microsoft had a better expo than normal and I own a playstation. Some gems here and there, but still waiting for the wow. Better graphics and framerates are great but we need innovation... stuff like A.I etc. I get it it's a business, but being a gamer for 35 years as many of you guys are true gamers, something still feels lacking. I remember the first time I played against bots and then real players, weapons getting 2 modes of fire, heck even games getting a jump button, but where do wengo from here... gor games to be considered art and really standing out as such, it just feels like every reveal its like... dont get your hopes up... its either a copy of something reskinned or a mobile pay 2 win , GAAS or something.
MS and Nintendo had decent to good shows, but all the others were meh to horrible.
Virtual e3 is a waste...what made the old e3 good beyond the presentations is during the show wed get deeper previews from people actually playing the games. And hear and see games that didnt make it to the stage. Virtually its just a big promo reel with no feelings.
"Spoiler alert, it wasn't good" Ya think? To me it was "Developers Conference Show" Featuring games you don't care about, nobody asked for games that looked terrible, to many unwanted Indies games.
Summer fest was alright, Xbox show was alright, Nintendo show was alright. E3 was pure hot garbage. I can see why Sony pulled out.
I made a chili dog, go E3.
It was a massive disappointment. Only a few highlights but E3 should never add up to only that.
Meh, more of a dud. Nothing terrible, but certainly nothing amazing.
It was a boom simply cause of Covid having stopped us last year from enjoying the showcase as much. Though this year they didn’t have crowds I still feel it was much better and a start of E3 Expos for many years to come. Though it’s not complete unless everyone is involved and that includes PS missing this years E3 but we may see more later this year and get a showcase from PS either it be at the gamescom or any other expo that decides to tackle the Covid-19 situation. Though I feel this is a Boom simply cause the gamers need this, as well as the developers and the companies that design create and publish such great hardware and software.
I even watch E3 anymore day 1. Just wait for the best videos to come out. No point in wasting several hours to maybe get a few games I want to be honest. Though I was pleasantly surprised with Microsoft Xbox conference. Glad they got the hint to let the games do the talking.
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