I should stress that this thread isn’t about bashing or hating on insiders and those in the “know”! But last week I did find it interesting how despite Xbox announcing the latest batch of fps boosted games, which a lot of folks had been wondering when they were due, there was a bit of an air of disappointment that that was it from Microsoft in terms of major news beats last week and a lot of that probably stemmed from hints there was going to be a lot of news that week (in fairness not all specifically said xbox related).
Also with things like FH5’s location being casually revealed, has that made you think “ooh awesome I’m more excited about the unveiling!” Or would you in some ways have preferred to have waited for Playground to show it off when they were ready? Even with some of these unannounced Global publishing games I’ve seen comments writing them off/hyping them up despite the fact they’ve not even been announced officially
Personally the only times I’ve let myself get caught up in hype is when Microsoft E3 conferences in the past have had comments such as “if what I’m hearing gets shown…then their conference will be amazing!” And I’ve ended up disappointed and left thinking “it was good but where was that pre hyped mega announcement”. The other time was probably prior to July’s show last year and there was hints and talk about how they’d heard that Halo Infinite was shaping up and looking amazing and we kinda know how that turned out…
So in general do you find yourself getting caught up in hype after insiders hint some news or an announcement is due? Or do you take a more controlled approach and think “I’ll keep an eye out” as opposed to constantly refreshing the page at the top of every hour?