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Microsoft is planning a 'What's next for gaming' Xbox event in the coming weeks

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My guess for the AAA third-party day one release on Game Pass is R6 Quarantine.
 

Warnen

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Halo and Starfield please...

and a bucket for all the fanboy tears
 
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Microsoft seems really hungry to position themselves for long term success. It seems like instead of opting for sales dominance, they're utilizing their resources to show potential buyers what they're doing to make their console/platform worth investing in. I've never been a big XBOX gamer but they have really impressed me in their focus on BC and the purchases they're making. I'll probably get a Series X at some point but I have no use for either new console at this point. Excited to see what they announce though. Hopefully it'll force Sony to address BC in a meaningful way.
 
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Spend all that money on game pass Microsoft.

I haven't bought a single game since I got my series S and 13 months of game pass for 60€ in november.
 
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Dr. Suchong

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When I open Gamepass, I have a plethora of games to play. Not sure what you mean.
I should clarify.
More First party exclusives.
Not Halo, Gears, or Forza.
I can't be the only one who feels this way.
Something that would make me want to run out and buy a Series X, because I sincerely want Microsoft to take the fight to Sony.
 

Dr. Suchong

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Xbox has no games: the 23 studios making games right now are never going to release them. Microsoft wants you to think the games are coming so they PRETEND to buy and partner with studios while the reality is really simple: there are no games coming, it was all a dream.
I knew it!!
It's just as I suspected! lol
 
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Mmnow

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I should clarify.
More First party exclusives.
Not Halo, Gears, or Forza.
I can't be the only one who feels this way.
Something that would make me want to run out and buy a Series X, because I sincerely want Microsoft to take the fight to Sony.
If all the rumours somehow come together - and it's flimsy but it's all we've got - this year is going to look something like:

PlayStation:
  • Ratchet
  • Returnal
  • Horizon
Xbox:
  • Psychonauts
  • Flight Simulator
  • Wolfenstein 3
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Halo Infinite
  • Starfield
I mean, take out Wolfenstein and Forza Horizon, and that's still a pretty even-handed year. Things get a little hairy if Starfield comes next year or if Horizon is delayed, but that just goes to show how delicate things are because of Covid.

Point being, just because it's not official doesn't mean there aren't a mountain of games on the way that you'll be playing in the next year.
 

Dr. Suchong

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If all the rumours somehow come together - and it's flimsy but it's all we've got - this year is going to look something like:

PlayStation:
  • Ratchet
  • Returnal
  • Horizon
Xbox:
  • Psychonauts
  • Flight Simulator
  • Wolfenstein 3
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Halo Infinite
  • Starfield
I mean, take out Wolfenstein and Forza Horizon, and that's still a pretty even-handed year. Things get a little hairy if Starfield comes next year or if Horizon is delayed, but that just goes to show how delicate things are because of Covid.

Point being, just because it's not official doesn't mean there aren't a mountain of games on the way that you'll be playing in the next year.
Hopefully E3 will give me a real indication of whether or not I'll take the plunge with Series X/S :)
 
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LordCBH

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I just wanna see Starfield so I can know whether it’ll be worth buying like skyrim and before, or a hard pass like fallout 4 and after.
 

Mmnow

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Hopefully E3 will give me a real indication of whether or not I'll take the plunge with Series X/S :)
It's cheesy and cliche, but I think this generation is going to be one of the best ever for multi-plat gamers.

But that's going to be true whether you buy an Xbox/PC today or in five years. You just take the plunge on both, one or neither whenever it looks good to you, and you'll have a great time.
 
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Let’s go!! I’m hyped for PC side. Good news on Xbox = good news on PC
 
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I should clarify.
More First party exclusives.
Not Halo, Gears, or Forza.
I can't be the only one who feels this way.
Something that would make me want to run out and buy a Series X, because I sincerely want Microsoft to take the fight to Sony.

I never understand the Halo, Gears, Forza knock. I’m playing Horizon 4 and it’s one of the best games of last generation to me (and as I’m playing on Series, not too shabby for this generation).

I hope they keep making all three for a long time (I would say four, but regular Forza isn’t my thing).
 

MiguelItUp

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I just feel so abnormally thirsty for game news lately, haha. It's felt like such a drought. I'M THIRSTY!
 

Dr. Suchong

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I never understand the Halo, Gears, Forza knock. I’m playing Horizon 4 and it’s one of the best games of last generation to me (and as I’m playing on Series, not too shabby for this generation).

I hope they keep making all three for a long time (I would say four, but regular Forza isn’t my thing).

Apologies, I was unclear but I wasn't knocking them.
But (maybe with the exception of Forza) Gears and Halo are becoming a tired, bloated series.
Props to the Devs for their efforts but I bet even The Coalition and 343 Industries are bored to death of trying to second guess entitled fans expectations and yearn to try something new.
I play mostly on Playstation, but even I'd concede that the thought of another Uncharted would make me roll my eyes.
 

Thabass

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Don’t get your hopes up and temper expectations. This is likely a developer focused event. Meaning you probably will not see new games or footage of existing.
Correct. Build is a dev conference. You should NOT expect new games.
 
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Wouldnt mind if Forza 8 was shown. The trailer they showed last summer was about 2 seconds of gameplay.
 
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PandemiaPorcina

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Whats next for Microsoft has been ‘another gears tittle’ another ‘halo’ game. Hopefully they can develop something interesting now that they own Bethesda
 

ACESHIGH

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I know it's not at the top of their priorities but maybe they could find a way for PC gamers to play the old BC titles like Gears 2/3/Judgement and more.
 
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I should clarify.
More First party exclusives.
Not Halo, Gears, or Forza.
I can't be the only one who feels this way.
Something that would make me want to run out and buy a Series X, because I sincerely want Microsoft to take the fight to Sony.
There's plenty of those also. Halo, Gears, Forza, Forza Horizon, Minecraft, Minecraft Dungeons, Sea of Thieves, Crackdown, State of Decay, Bleeding Edge, Flight Simulator, Age of Empires, Grounded, Ori, Battletoads, Sunset Overdrive, Recore, Super Lucky's Tail, Killer Instinct, Wasteland 3...
 
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Dr. Suchong

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There's plenty of those also. Halo, Gears, Forza, Forza Horizon, Minecraft, Minecraft Dungeons, Sea of Thieves, Crackdown, State of Decay, Bleeding Edge, Flight Simulator, Age of Empires, Grounded, Ori, Battletoads, Sunset Overdrive, Recore, Super Lucky's Tail, Killer Instinct, Wasteland 3...
"Not" Halo, Gears, Forza.
Aside from Ori and Sunset, very little there appeals to me.
When I say "more First party exclusives", I mean more than that paltry offering.
Most of those titles are a bit long in the tooth now too , lets be honest.
Crackdown (3) was a let down (I was really looking forward to that)
New Super lucky's tale is on Switch and Ps4.
Ninja Theory isn't releasing any more content on Bleeding Edge and it had a pitiful audience anyway (Sadly because I really dug the Art design)
Ori and the Will of the Wisps is On Switch.
Recore was average at best.
Minecraft dungeons is on Ps4 and Switch.
Aren't they all available on pc too? or near enough? But then again Playstation big hitters are coming to pc too so there's that.
It's a mess. Is there such thing as an exclusive anymore? What I'm saying is, I want New games on Xbox that sets it apart from it's rivals. Exciting, new, fresh IP's. Otherwise, where's the incentive to buy a X/S?
Forgive my Grammar. What a hot mess that looks above lol :)
I should stress that the ps5 holds no appeal for me at the moment either. Returnal atm perhaps? That's about it.
 
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"Not" Halo, Gears, Forza.
Aside from Ori and Sunset, very little there appeals to me.
When I say "more First party exclusives", I mean more than that paltry offering.
Most of those titles are a bit long in the tooth now too , lets be honest.
Crackdown (3) was a let down (I was really looking forward to that)
New Super lucky's tale is on Switch and Ps4.
Ninja Theory isn't releasing any more content on Bleeding Edge and it had a pitiful audience anyway (Sadly because I really dug the Art design)
Ori and the Will of the Wisps is On Switch.
Recore was average at best.
Minecraft dungeons is on Ps4 and Switch.
Aren't they all available on pc too? or near enough? But then again Playstation big hitters are coming to pc too so there's that.
It's a mess. Is there such thing as an exclusive anymore? What I'm saying is, I want New games on Xbox that sets it apart from it's rivals. Exciting, new, fresh IP's. Otherwise, where's the incentive to buy a X/S?
Forgive my Grammar. What a hot mess that looks above lol :)
I should stress that the ps5 holds no appeal for me at the moment either. Returnal atm perhaps? That's about it.
I mean, I don’t disagree, but with 23 studios they will most certainly be righting the ship in a dramatic way.
 
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reksveks

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Personally think that you shouldn't expect much here, I think it's going to be a event to announce the expansion of gamepass to ios and PC and then maybe an announcement with someone like Samsung to announce gamepass on thier TV.
 
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Fredrik

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Just want to see some gameplay and announcements. Nothing else really matters at this point.

Some Hellblade 2 gameplay is long overdue.
Yeah same here. Gamepass library is great, Retroarch is awesome, but we’re soon half a year after launch, it’s about time we get some nice nextgen game announcements now.
 

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One thing I have learned over the last few years. XB announcements rarely live up to the hype. I am not blaming MS for this. I am blaming the fans that hype the slightest bit of info leading up to the announcements as if it will change the world.
 

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One thing I have learned over the last few years. XB announcements rarely live up to the hype. I am not blaming MS for this. I am blaming the fans that hype the slightest bit of info leading up to the announcements as if it will change the world.

I think it goes both ways. Sometimes theyy hype it up too much. Sometimes fans set unrealistic expectations as well.

I just keep low expectations and hope for the best for every event.
 

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Xbox is simply KILLING it this generation.

Notice the ponies are all about "Sales" now? The same thing they complained about during the 360 era.