I bet most of you guys reading this post already saw the Xbox One reveal live. But I didn’t. I watched the one hour clip at about 6 pm est. You know why? Because I have a job you unemployed bums! And even worse, the Blackberry company phone I get has such atrocious internet browsing it was pointless for me to try catching up on info after my meetings. And to top it all off, the company laptops block all gaming and sports sites.
Here’s my Xbox One reveal impressions! I’ll even rate it!
A total hit and miss show. Trying to remember and recap all I saw. This show is a much better fit for people looking forward to the next Xbox as an all-in-one. For people looking for pure gaming, the show didn’t have enough gaming content, though the gaming titles they showed were fine.
Some of the things listed are from what I read as there must have been some post-show Q&A game journalists did. Some things I don’t remember seeing unless I totally missed it.
– If you’re a TV/media user whose looking for some set-top box integration, all that kind of stuff they showed looks great. Smooth, slick and looks solid with features
– System looks good. A little boxy, but nice looking. Has a unique half and half glossy finish to it that looks slick
– Thank god they left the controller basically the same. Triggers can now vibrate
– Video sharing (with editing tools)
– Forza 5 at launch
– Call of Duty: Ghosts looks good. I’ve read some people say it looks bad, but I’ll say that’s due to the video feed. The up close detail demo they showed of character models, arms and the dog will look great in a game
– CoD, that Quantum Break game, EA Sports (Madden 25, EA UFC, EA NBA Live, FIFA 14), Forza 5 is a solid batch of titles to show
– Kinect seems spiffed up and they didn’t really show it much
– Xbox One name. Not terrible, but just plain
– Cloud stuff. Need to know more
– If you only care about games, the show didn’t show enough (only 7-8)
– No details on specs aside from I read on sites after
– Games shown were basically montage snippets
– Kinect 2.0 is mandatory packaged in (I think?)
???. Conflicting article reports I’ve read
– Used game fee or no used game fee?
– Has to be connected online or doesn’t have to be connected?
The show was meant to reveal the console, while Microsoft has stated E3 is where the games will shine. Fair comment I guess. But as a gamer, my Xbox One reveal impression is pretty sedated. The marginal game bits shown don’t help. I was hoping for detailed specs and more gaming.
For the full hour video, go here: IGN hour video of Xbox One reveal