This was the Honda/Toyota of game conferences. Solid, reliable and surely makes people who own it happy they have it. What I don't know if this is an Accord/Camry conference or an S2000/FR-S (a bit more exciting) until Sony goes tonight.
Fake Edit: I am an X1 owner so I didn't really care, I will buy all the good games.
Geoff: Hey Phil, why should gamers buy your system and not PS4?
Phil: We've got drivatars and cloud-computing in this 2016 game Crackdown and we're an amazing dev platform. Oh and thanks launch buyers for paying the extra $100 for that useless Kinect camera.
Knowing Sony will have that Souls game and probably some MGSV footage I don't think they can lose this to MS. But not necessarily saying they will do better either. Big megatons probably won't happen this year. Majority of games are either CGI or delayed to 2015. The bigger franchise like Fallout etc probably won't see the light of day until like 2017.
Well I think they could expand on it more in a presser showing sneak peaks of what will be free. Then sending out an email and moving on. If I knew when some free games were coming it'd be an incentive to keep the subscription and jump in to Xbox one.
Seems like so many of these E3 conference are graded on the surprise element the leaks defused some of the blindside factor.
So, no, there wasn't a FF megaton or Phil rolling up his sleeve to show a Shenmue tattoo, but as an Xbox guy, the briefing did everything and more to keep me excited about the platform (will it get more folks in on the platform? TBD). SO is bananas, the indie stuff looked great, that Halo collection is unreal and the upcoming slate of games, CGI or not, already demand attention because of their pedigree.
This was a conscious strategy from MS, to dispense with the suits, put developers front and center, thank fans and just carpet-bomb the place with games. Which, you know, is what everyone has claimed to want in these conferences!
- Sunset Overdrive keeps piquing my interest since I don't know much about it. Might start following it more.
- New Assassin's Creed looked pretty cool. Seems like the rest of them but I've always enjoyed the series.
- Halo probably the biggest interest since I never really played any of them before. I played the Anniversary Edition for the original Halo on 360. Having all of them on one disc is perfect for someone like me who'd like to get into the series before the newest one.
- Crackdown was cool to see as well. Never got around to playing the original but this interests me.
- Fable was okay. I'd rather play it by myself than with a group of people.
Rest of it wasn't bad. Not a lot else interested me but that could change as more information comes out.
Alright conference it didn't do much for me. Some games looked good like Sunset Overdrive and Ori but other than that meh. I guess if your into the usual Microsoft franchises like Fable, Halo and so on you'll have plenty to play.