The Internet Reacts To The Xbox Games Showcase

The Internet Reacts To The Xbox Games Showcase

After waiting months, we finally got to see what the Xbox Series X and Halo: Infinite could do. Unsurprisingly, the internet had a few complaints.

Microsoft largely met their promise of an hour of gameplay, as well as some extras in the form of new reveals in the Xbox Games Showcase pre-show. But the long-awaited Halo: Infinite footage, where Master Chief rolled around taking out AA gun emplacements, as well as the cinematic footage for games like Fable, didn’t set the internet alight the way Xbox developers might have hoped.

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The reveal of Fable at the end of the show was met with universal acclaim from fans, although the CG trailer showed no footage and no information about the direction the reboot would take.

There were big absences too. Call of Duty was nowhere to be seen, leading some to speculate that Sony has, once again, secured some form of exclusivity. Others took issue with the lack of in-engine gameplay shown, particularly for reveals like STALKER 2Fable and State of Decay 3. The strongest feature of the showcase, for many, was the inclusion of every single game with Xbox Game Pass.

But for others, Microsoft had yet to really justify why people should buy the Xbox Series X. The lack of hard-hitting killer games, surprise exclusives that would move the needle in a way that a Spider-Man or a large third party title would, left some dejected. The fidelity of Halo Infinite‘s gameplay also left some wondering how exactly Infinite is taking advantage of the new console.

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