Microsoft has acknowledged it set expectations too high for this week8217;s Inside Xbox event, which delivered little of the advertised gameplay footage from the first crop of Xbox Series X titles.
Although the company brought us a ton of details on games that will be available on the next-gen console, many fans expressed disappointment at the abundant use of trailers and in-engine footage rather than showing consumers what they can expect when actually playing games on the new console.
As VGC points out, a recap video of the event posted to YouTube entitled 8220;First look Xbox Series X gamplay8221; has racked up a whopping 23,000 dislikes (in proportion to 18,000 likes), which is somewhat of a surprise given it was our first look at the likes of Madden 21, FIFA 21, Chorvs, DiRT 5, Yakuza: Like A Dragon, Assassin8217;s Creed Valhalla and more.
8220;Sorry Microsoft, I blinked and completely missed that 8220;gameplay8221;,8221; wrote septillion2501 on YouTube.
GS79 added: 8220;I somehow missed the Assassin8217;s Creed Valhalla gameplay that was supposed to be shown here. Instead we got in-game cinematics? When we were told and shown it was gonna be GAME8230;PLAY8230;8221;
Responding to criticism on Twitter, Xbox marketing boss Aaron Greenberg said the company would have been better served by hosting a regular Inside Xbox event, rather than bigging it up as a big debut for Series X gameplay.
“Had we not said anything & just shown May Inside Xbox show like we did last month, I suspect reactions might have been different,” Greenberg wrote on Twitter. “Clearly we set some wrong expectations and that’s on us. We appreciate all the feedback & can assure you we will take it all in & learn as a team.”
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