Xbox One X: Microsoft Dropped The Ball With Worst E3 Ever

It’s clear that Microsoft have a major problem when it comes to big exclusive games. It was evident ever since they launched Kinect in 2010 and focused on third-party partnership and the trio of Halo, Gears and Forza to get them by.

It worked for a while and when you combine that with Xbox One’s disastrous reveal, it was all downhill from there. Xbox boss Phil Spencer kept promising that they will be investing more in the Xbox One first-party, and the Xbox One X reveal at E3 2017 was their best chance to show it.

However, after the conference it is now clear that Microsoft have no idea what gamers want. It was repeatedly mentioned to Phil that Microsoft needs to move away from Halo, Gears and Forza, and he acknowledged that as well. But we did see Forza Motorsport 7 at the conference, and as usual, it looked damn good.

It runs at a native 4K resolution and 60fps. The next game they showed Metro: Exodus looked damn good as well but we are not sure if that was in-game gameplay. After that everyone kept waiting for something good to showcase the Scorpio’s power but it never game.

It looks like Microsoft have drank their own power kool-aid on Scorpio and ended up pricing it $499. This clearly means it’s not gonna sell well and they are just interested in making some money before the next generation starts.

Meanwhile on the other side, Sony’s doing what they always do, reveal interesting games and try to push the PlayStation hardware. Since both occupy the same market, Microsoft’s reliance on third-party and timed exclusives is baffling.

It’s not easy to create AAA games, it requires a lot of time and investment which Microsoft have chosen not to do. This business model is just harming the Xbox brand and it could be a nail in the coffin for it.

When Sony’s PS3 was selling poorly, they never stopped releasing interesting games. They maintained the goodwill and reaped the benefits of that with the PS4 which has already sold 60 million units worldwide.

Considering the past two Sony E3 conferences have been such a hit, it seems that Sony has figured out how to keep its fanbase happy with announcements that tugs at the heart strings.

We saw Assassin’s Creed Origins which looked spectacular and has an incredible setting. Their usual partnerships like Call of Duty has migrated over to Sony and they keep losing other partnerships due the install base of the Xbox One.

It will be a miracle if the Xbox One X manages to sell better than the PS4 Pro which didn’t sell all that great either. It’s clear from this reveal that Microsoft has no idea what to do and have already conceded defeat this generation. This is sad because we need someone to keep Sony on their toes but for them it’s like easy mode now.

You can watch the whole thing below and let us know what you thought of the conference.

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