The Xbox One event was a little disappointing, especially after hearing that the next-generation console will not have backwards compatibility (i.e. it won’t support Xbox 360 games). As we saw at the event, the Xbox One is severely lacking in exclusive titles. There may be a reason for this, though.
Let’s not forget that E3 is only a little while from now, and Microsoft has an E3 briefing at the Galen Center in Los Angeles, California on June 10. Similar to the Xbox One event, it will take place at 1:00 p.m EDT and will be streamed live for those who can’t make it to the briefing.
There’s no doubt that the Redmond-based company has something big up their sleeves for E3 this year. After all, exclusive titles is a large factor when it comes to purchasing a console. Halo is a huge success, and there’s no doubt it has contributed to the Xbox 360′s popularity.
So what will we see at Microsoft’s E3 briefing? Well, it’s hard to tell aside from the obligatory new Halo installment. All I know is that Microsoft has to offer some good exclusive titles to increase the appeal of the Xbox One. Sony did. In fact, they have quite a lineup.
Microsoft is bringing a lot of cool hardware to the Xbox One, but that’s just not enough to market the console to consumers. Hardware isn’t any good without software, and software isn’t any good without hardware. It’s a two-way street. If Microsoft isn’t going to offer good exclusive titles, what’s the Xbox One really worth?
With that said, the Xbox One could take a downward spiral very quickly (as if it hadn’t already). Let’s face it, the Xbox One event was very underwhelming, and the only thing that saved it was the Call of Duty:
Dogs Ghosts announcement. Quantum Break looked cool, but that’s just not enough to warrant a purchase, personally.
While I feel very underwhelmed with the Xbox One, I’m holding onto hope that Microsoft will deliver at their E3 briefing. I mean, if they didn’t have a lot to show this year, they wouldn’t schedule their very own event prior to the expo, right?
Regardless, let’s just hope Microsoft has some good exclusive titles under their sleeves, otherwise the Xbox One is going to be a huge flop. The lack of backwards compatibility was already a huge blow to the console, it really doesn’t need another.
So, what do you guys think? Is Microsoft going to have something really awesome for us during its E3 briefing on June 10 at the Galen Center? Could we see some other exclusive titles unveiled at E3 as well? Better yet, what do you think of the new Xbox One so far? Is it a buy or a passby? Let us know in the comments below!