We’ll just have to agree to disagree on that one. There was nothing remotely bland about Quantum Break and it will remain a game with unrealized potential had MS decided to do something with the IP.
I actually wonder if it’s leaving gamepass because MS decided to give the IP back to Remedy like Alan Wake. Then they go on to make a multiplatform sequel that everyone loves because it no longer has the “xbox stink”( like what happened with Control which literally looks like QB 2.0) because lets face it, a lot of the "consensus " on QB was tainted by the unpopular console it was on. Most people ignored it’s graphics because “lol 900p” or whatever, and there are other third person so called “cinematic” games I can name that doesn’t have half as good a gameplay loop but got lauded by the press.
So with the Bethesda name missing from the Xbox Games Showcase in June, do we think this is just a permanent name change and they wont be using Bethesda’s name in the title in events from now on but they’ll still be there? Is that maybe a sign Bethesda won’t be showing off or revealing anything outside of the Starfield direct that day? Maybe it’s gonna be XGS + 3rd Party Partners in June and possibly Bethesda has something separate later in the year, they do want more shows spread out throughout the entire year.
May be the only way it happens unfortunately. Hopefully this gen we don’t get any “one and done” IPs like the Xbox One gen. In a perfect world right now we would be looking forward to QB 2, Ryse 2 and Sunset Overdrive 2 among other games.
I’m playng the last of US on PC: what stunning game. ND are Absolutely fantastic. I Hope to see the same level of quality and design from the Xbox studios. Really excited to see what they are cooking for the XBOX showcase.
I played it on PS3, and it was pretty good, I haven’t felt like I needed to go back at all, so haven’t played it since and didn’t play the sequel. I hope they move on from the franchise to something a little less bleak.