There’s a lot to unpack here. Coming in from the 360 Microsoft really went out of their way to sabotage the new console outbox the gate. Tone deaf interviews along with an already hightended sensitivity to putting a camera in your living room (how silly that concern feels today) really created a perfect storm of bad PR. Oh, and and the price.
More expensive less powerful.
But we wouldn’t know that until the next day.
What are some of your thoughts on this E3? Tell us some stories of watching it and your reaction to it as it happened.
So at launch last gen there was, Ryse, FM5, Killer Instinct, Dead Rising 3. Within 6 months, Titanfall, and within a year Sunset Overdrive.
A reasonable if not amazing first year of exclusives for a console launch.
I’m not sure what that says about this series X launch but I fear it might say that whilst giant strides have been made by Xbox in many areas they’ve gone backwards in terms of understanding that the core needs to be fed with new games for their shiny new console. It does sort of put into perspective where things stand.
The individual games were great in retrospect, but this show, the one before and the follow up after was a mess. Between Mattrick’s 360 comment, Major Nelson’s best efforts to keep the conversation on track leading to a meme, an overpriced system and a controversial approach to DRM, the echoes of this event were widespread.
I think they have solved the problem of doing virtual events. In terms of presentation the last one was great. Just drop Keighley, bring on Alanah Pearce or someone if you’re doing a pre show and you should be golden.
It was good, I give it a B. Lots of good games and next gen visuals. Shame about the price and and the way they communicated everything, if they had a $299 digital only version, but kept the blu ray version being able to play used games etc and kept all the Tv and online stuff to a seperate YouTube video, they would of faired much better.
They were to cocky.
I thought that the conference simply knocked it out of the park when it comes to games (even better with the pre-show that had announcements for Powerstar Golf, Zoo Tycoon, and a few others), but the price and policies really ruined it for a lot of people. Not me, though, and the policies were changed before the launch anyway. There were also some unfortunate presentation hiccups with Crimson Dragon and Battlefield 4. Overall, a really solid B.
This might just be my mad conspiracy theory, but while the xbox one did have its legitimate issues I believe sony conducted a smear campaign to exacerbate the issues.
Remember the company with less morals is going to have an advantage and sony is a pretty seedy company, remember the north korea sony hack!
You can tell Andrew house and the other execs got a massive hard on when they dealt blows to xbox.
It was really bad in some places, a fair few just made everything negetive about xbox one, I remember theres were false reports of xbox one anolog sticks being worn out and loads of posters where like “yikes” “uh oh”. Pretty ironic it turned out the ps4 sticks were easily worn, but like I say it was mainly gaf and n4g.