Xbox marketing manager Aaron Greenberg has explained on Twitter, responding to community criticism following yesterday’s Inside Xbox event.
Fans eagerly waited for yesterday’s special Inside Xbox episode, during which Xbox Series X gameplay from upcoming third-party titles was to be shown alongside sneak peeks and trailers.
The recently announced Assassin’s Creed Valhalla was also said to receive some hands-on controller gameplay, but instead, fans were shown (impressive, nonetheless) in-engine battle footage of Ubisoft’s upcoming title with the rest.
The community were pissed off by Microsoft’s showing, some even calling it a total failure, and on Twitter, Greenberg has now admitted that the wrong expectations were set prior to the event.
“Had we not said anything and just shown May Inside Xbox show like we did last month, I suspect reactions might have been different”, Greenberg writes…
“Had we not said anything & just shown May Inside Xbox show like we did last month, I suspect reactions might have been different. Clearly we set some wrong expectations & that’s on us. We appreciate all the feedback & can assure you we will take it all in & learn as a team.”
The next Xbox Series X showing will be this July when Microsoft will be debuting upcoming Xbox Series X from its first-party Xbox Game Studios.
As revealed by well-known insider Shinobi, however, it appears that upcoming titles from third-party studios will also debut during Microsoft’s July event.
“As of now, there will be third parties debuting with Microsoft in July”, the insider said on the ResetEra forums when asked about it.
Yesterday, Microsoft showed off plenty of upcoming titles for the Series X, including console exclusive The Medium, Dirt 5 and Yakuza: Like a Dragon.
Microsoft also announced that over 140 individual studios and publishers are currently working on software for the Xbox Series X, no doubt Microsoft is trying stun Xbox users with tons of next-gen titles coming to Xbox Series X.