Dave McCarthy, Xbox’s operations boss, has justified the content of the Xbox One games that were shown at the Xbox E3 lineup at E3 2016 several weeks ago. Unlike its direct competitor Playstation, whose conference showed games that for the most part lacked concrete release dates, many of the Xbox games already had confirmed releases, many of them coming later this year.
Where Playstation had games like God of War 4, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Detroit: Being Human and Hideo Kojima’s upcoming “Death Stranding” game, the Xbox E3 lineup had games like Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, Dead Rising 4, Final Fantasy 15, Halo Wars 2, State of Decay 2, and more.
Each of the conferences both had some good games among all of them, but McCarthy explained the differences between Xbox’s conference and Playstation’s. According to McCarthy, the intent of the Xbox conference was to show gamers what they were going to be able to buy soon, rather than simply teasing everyone like at Playstation’s own conference.
If you want to perpetuate the console wars (and why would you?) you might just say that McCarthy was salty that Playstation had arguably better games than Xbox’s own conference. All the same, you can’t fault McCarthy for his confidence.
Four different triple-A games were shown at Microsoft’s Xbox E3 lineup that will be releasing sometime this year: ReCore, Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, and Dead Rising 4.
Other games that will be coming in 2017 include games like Sea of Thieves, Halo Wars 2, State of Decay 2, Crackdown, and Scalebound.
These aren’t even including the various games that were shown at ID@Xbox, the corporation’s indie games division. This section of the conference included Cuphead, Inside, We Happy Few, Below, and more.
With all of the games that will be coming out for the Xbox One soon, Xbox players can count on an eventful year until the next E3, hopefully filled with great games.