With Redfall and Starfield suffering delays, Xbox really needs to pull out the big guns during their June showcase event.
Aside from new reveals, Im mostly looking forward to solid release dates for the stuff they have shown the last couple of years.
They don't need a big reveal at all, imo. They have s ton of already announced games that we've seen very little of. They just need to have a decent amount of gameplay from several of those titles. They also desperately need a surprise holiday title or a huge Day one Gamepass announcement cause things are looking kind of dire this November for both Xbox gamers and Gamepass subscribers in general.
That would kinda fall under the big reveal umbrella….
I rather MS keep the the new game reveals on the low also and mainly focus in the games we know. The moment, they announce new stuff it's gonna be CGI and way far out from release.
Agreed. They need to show actual lengthy, polished gameplay and release a suprise game this year. That would certainly redeem them a bit.
Rumor has it that we may see them release a fable trilogy with updated controls and graphics along with gears of war collection containing all the games and DLC Honestly if they were to release fallout 3 and New Vegas remastered with all the content that would be really big
Remade yes. Remastered no.
These rumors sound like wishful thinking.
A single reveal is all they need, because as you said they've showed games over 2 years ago that don't even have an expected release year let alone date. They need to start putting release years for these games, because if StarField and RedFall were both considered to be far enough along to launch late Summer and Fall 2023, and ended up getting delayed what.....an expected 6 months each, what does that mean for all these other games that were in concept form, just starting development, etc... it's looking like 2024 - 2025 which is kind of ridiculous. They bought several studios in 2018 and some of them still don't have a game ready to show. So I'm with you we need "gameplay" and "release windows". Not list wars of games 4 - 5 years out.
Damn right they do. Please start a franchise like God of War.
That's what Ryse: Son of Rome was supposed to be, but as usual with Microsoft, it was horribly mismanaged. Started out as a 1st person Kinect exclusive THEN converted into an Xbox One launch title. It was also littered with paid microtransactions Despite all this, it was a great game from a visuals and story perspective. The gameplay just lacked the depth (epic boss fights, varied enemy types, puzzles etc.) you would typically get from a God of War game.
Not exactly... while i would have made for a cool series (it may still get a sequel after all this time). the one most remember as being meant to be a GoW type of game from MS was Bloodforge. It had the brutality and the style but lacked substance (and good controls). Surprisingly that is one that should have been given another chance at.
When Ryse released GOW was still a pulled back camera hack n slash. There was literally nothing comparable between the two, f*** you talking about?
@ FishyFinger Even though I love where they took the GOW series. I sure could go for a good pulled back camera hack and slash right now! Maybe it's time to go back and play the older ones.
@Fishy Fingers Ryse and GOW are both historical 3rd person hack n slash games with an emphasis on QTE finishers...how are they NOT comparable? @darthv72 I'll check out Bloodforge. I've honestly never heard of it.
GOW is historical? LOL
I loved ryse, had a great story and graphics. The game play was good sure it could have had more variety but still a great game with amazing visuals.
Ryse started as a Kinect game and it was not “Microsofts” studios making the game. When everyone realized Kinect was not a success with actual games.. they pushed the game out of Kinect and made it a release window game with normal controls for the Xbox one and sold it as a AAA game. It was nowhere near meant to compete with a god of war.
MS is on track to having an amazing showcase only for none of those games to release this year except another Forza. For the millionth upon millionth time. Apparently Jason Scheier heard rumblings that Starfield was looking like another Cyberpunk. Which tells me they're in big time bug squashing phase right now. I get it, if they release the Game as planned Bethesda will never hear the end of it for absolute good reason. Their reputation would tank to then point of no return. It sucks now and I'm still very, very upset. once the game launches hopefully it'll be in a exceptional state. I'm still lookin forward the showcase of course. As a consumer it's just infuriating this waiting game from MS never ever seizes.
It needs a big launch forget all these reveals that come to nothing start dropping some Bangers how long have they had now over 2 gens 🙄🤣
Until people see a game, or game(s) on the shelf, no one would possibly believe what they say anyway.
Sounds like an opinion piece article made based on reading the N4G comment section from yesterday. They don't need to show more games beyond what's announced. They need to show gamers progress and release dates on what they have already shown. Showing another 2024-202x release would overshadow soon to be released games. Concentrate on what you got and nail the presentation and gameplay. Heighten the anticipation. Narrow the focus. Increase the sell. Show 1st game and release date. Then, show breadcrumb. Release 1st game. Let it sell. Show breadcrumb that's now a 2nd game and release date. Show new breadcrumb. Release 2nd game. Let it sell. Show new breadcrumb that's now a 3rd game and release date. Show breadcrumb. Release 3rd game. Let it sell. And so on. Could be weeks or months apart from showing and breadcrumb. But it focuses you on the present purchase and plants a seed for the next purchase without overshadowing the first. That's what works for Sony currently. You didn't see Sony overshadowing the release of Ghost of Tsushima. Didn't with Horizon. They didn't overshadow GT 7 release. They won't with GOW showing. Wolverine and Spider-Man 2 are just breadcrumbs that I'll admit were shown too early. Or seem that way because of system shortages that Sony didn't anticipate. But Microsoft's problem is breadcrumb, breadcrumb, breadcrumb instead of focusing on getting out a high quality release. Sony used to show a lot of breadcrumbs that later got cancelled. But I'm glad they stopped that. Microsoft have shown a bunch of potentially good games with no gameplay and no release. And then overshadowed them with other games with no gameplay and no release. Besides the unfinished nature of the releases and bad management. They showed Perfect Dark. But there's no current release game. They showed Hell Blade 2. No current release game. They show bits of Star field but no current release game. And so on. That's unacceptable. Especially if they're worth 2 trillion. Almost 20 times more than Sony. They should be releasing more based on resources. Instead, it's a bunch of breadcrumbs. But keep Gamers eyes on the current release to buy while giving them breadcrumbs on the next game to purchase later on. June showing needs to be gameplay and release dates. Showing anything else is just leading gamers on even more when there's nothing coming currently.
Let's be real. Microsoft will not have a AAA game ready for 2022 because Redfall and Starfield were planned for that timeframe. Perhaps Forza Motorsport8 will be released but it would hurt the success of Forza Horizon 5 which has yet to receive the promised expansions. So what can we expect from the showcase? 1) Gameplay trailer of the majority of current known projects coming in 2023: Hellblade2, Redfall, Starfield, Elwen, Project Dark, etc. 2) a bunch of new trailers (probably Doom,) 3) What's coming in 2022: Halo infinite mode, Forza HZ5 expansion, Grounded leaving Early access, New DLC for Sea of thieves. Now here's my prediction for how MS will fill the void of 2022 - Deathloop deluxe will be announced for September 2022 From September to November Gamepass ultimate members will have a 3 month free of Ubisoft connect (1-time perks) - They will announce that just like Bethesda a majority of Activision games will now be on Gamepass (remember that this happened before the approval of the transaction.) - They will announce that Call of Duty will launch on day 1 on Gamepass (or as soon as possible depending on the marketing deal with Sony).
I could see the expansion with a Summer release, and Motorsport coming in with a November release, especially if the rumor is true that it's a cross-gen game. As for the showcase it needs Gameplay from the games announced in 2020, Release Windows for said games, and maybe a single teaser for whatever the Coalition is working on. BUT AGAIN RELEASE WINDOWS / ROAD MAP.
Yep, cause Starfailed. I'm waiting for the next E3. Ohh, oops.
They don’t need reveals , they need releases
Definitely working up hill for sure.
All they been doing is revealing, but not giving dates, or showing games with an actual release window. That's been their problem, a whole lotta showing off
The big reveal will be that they bought another company that will release a game sometime this gen and all their old stuff you played or have no interest in is available on game pass.
Phil Spencer is bad for Xbox
Spencer is a talking head for Xbox. That entire division is directly under MS now, Spencer is Chief in title only.
They have needed that for several years now. With all the studios they have now, this shouldn’t even be a question. The problem is they can’t properly manage the studios and the results speak for themselves.
They don't need a big new reveal. What they need is for a couple of these first party games to come out in 2022. You can't have a subscription service that touts its biggest feature as day and date 1st party releases, and not have anything for almost a year. That's not a good look.
A big reveal for something in 2024 at best? No they don’t need two more years of waiting. They need to simply release what’s already in the pipeline. As a Series X and PS5 owner, the PS5 to this point has definitely been the superior console from a quality 1st party perspective. To be honest Sony needs big reveals more than Xbox at this point. Microsoft had a crap first 2 years, but everything is lining up for a very nice 2023.
Xbox's motto "Welp! There's always next year!"
A big reveal would consist of getting one or more of their already announced games on shelves in 2022. Letting another year go by without big budget releases and you start to wonder if Microsoft has learned anything from their disastrous XboxOne days.
Thing is, will whatever "surprise" shown be legitimate? They can have as many announcements and dev presentations as they want, show as many CG trailers as they usually do, but they need to actually "SHOW" something. I mean, what's they point of announcing a hot new title promising it'll be out after Starfield, if Starfield comes out even later but underwhelms. Worse, is another Cyberpunk?
splinter cell would win if shown
It has to be a reveal of something releasing this year, not 2023 or later. Not sure where that big reveal would come from really, not Xbox first party that's for sure. They'll have to crack open the checkbook and pay for third party exclusives OR gamepass day 1 deals.
I love my series x but yea ms is tweaking we need solid dates/gameplay
What they need to do is announce that saints row, gotham knights and hogwarts will all be coming day and date to gamepass this year firstly to make up for having no exclusives. Then from there gameplay trailers and release dates. No cgi for the love of god.
They just need to focus on showing gameplay of big titles they know will be released within the next 6 to 12 months. Maybe they may have a secret surprise of a AAA exclusive releasing this year,including some interesting AAA multi-plats releasing on GP day one. One can hope,wish or dream.
Hopefully a release date for the new Forza gets announced Bring back 1v100 and full house poker……I loved those XBLA games They announce they purchased Ubisoft…….show new gameplay footage of Xdefiant…….announce its in open beta right now Show world premier of TitanFall 3
There's no Exclusives this year then?
Possibly Hellblade. Possibly Forza Motorsport 8.
I think they are gonna buy the rights to have some big third party game coming on day 1 for gamepass this autumn.
I’m not sure they need ANOTHER reveal, just show some legit gameplay from their previous reveals. They supposedly have a number of games in the works, let’s see how they’re shaping up instead of some new teaser for another game that god knows how long it’ll take to finally get to play. I’m starting to get a sense of my own mortality now.
Big reveals!!! Nope they need launch dates. Just that. Less, much less talk on services. Zero, again zero cgi trailers or fake trailers with assets...
I really think they need a release not a reveal at this point, they are already showing all this cool stuff, but nothing is really out yet. Which is a shame
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