After E3, I Still Don’t Understand What Microsoft Intends To Do With Xbox One X

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MMicrosoft has come out and correctly revealed the Xbox One X née Scorpio. It is, true to its billing, a very impressive machine – in this regard, it absolutely lives up to the hype. Microsoft has created an extremely capable and powerful console, equipped with the latest and most sophisticated standards, and it delivered, as promised, true 4K games on consoles.

So far, so good. So what is the problem? There are several of them. The biggest issue, the thorn in my side, and I’ve talked about this at length before, is the price – at $ 499, the Xbox One X is prohibitively priced and its price has pulled off the market. It’s not just something I feel, it’s also something that market analysts have said. Microsoft, of course, maintains that the Xbox One X is meant to target a niche, as a premium console, and that it’s not meant to be a mass market mover – but if I were to take it, why Was Microsoft pushing like the reinvention of the Xbox brand? It doesn’t make sense to do this with something that won’t be exposed to the majority of the market.

But let’s assume Microsoft was just playing the hype game, and let’s take them at their word so far. We have a powerful $ 499 console aimed at the extremely narrow niche of people who care about cutting edge technology but only want to play on consoles, not PCs, giving them… games they can get on n ‘ any other system including, yes, PC and the normal Xbox One? But hey, those games will run in native 4K on the One X, so there you go. So given that, Microsoft is going after people who want the brightest graphics possible without investing in a gaming PC. I get it.

“At $ 499, the Xbox One X is prohibitively priced and its price has pulled off the market.”

Except, nothing in the reveal of the Xbox One X appealed to this mindset. Much of the reveal was centered around indie games which is great! Indie games are among the best titles to hit the market in any given year. But they are independent, because they have a small budget, which means that, as a rule, they are graphically unimpressive (although, of course, we have seen indie game developers doing amazing things graphically and technologically, often times. with much more limited and limited resources.). If you’re trying to sell a $ 500 console promising it’s the most powerful ever, why would Microsoft focus on those Games? Why not bring out the big guns that really demonstrate and exhibit what the console is capable of?

Microsoft released Forza Motorsport 7, which looked pretty good, but that was it. Sea of ​​Thieves and State of decomposition 2 aren’t the kind of games you promote the power of a console with, and it was long thought to be an Xbox One X killer app, Repression 3, looked distinctly underwhelming, with poor art style and technology that didn’t look as impressive as it had been in the four years since the game was first announced (and on which we have not seen anything).

In fact, there have only been two times that we have been able to see games that actually looked awesome in Microsoft’s reveal of the Xbox One X- Origins of Assassin’s Creed and Anthem. But are you willing to spend $ 500 on an Xbox One X to play a handful of new games – and really, there’s only a handful so far, the two I’ve named are maybe? – being the only ones that come to mind open worlds and AAA production) – to play games you already own in 4K? Where’s the compelling content that looks so undeniably better on the Xbox One X that a tech and graphics enthusiast is forced to part ways, let me repeat, $ 500, which is by no means an insignificant sum, to spend money on the console?

“In fact, there have only been two times that we have seen matches that actually looked awesome in Microsoft’s reveal of the Xbox One X- Origins of Assassin’s Creed and Anthem. But are you willing to spend $ 500 on an Xbox One X to play a handful of new games? “

It comes down to the bigger problem Microsoft has of not having a compelling first-party to boost investment or confidence in its hardware – in this case, first-party games surely could have demonstrated the appeal of the One X over. to the standard Xbox One. Forza 7 is the only game that comes close to this, but Forza games still look exceptionally good to begin with, so there isn’t much relative improvement. See a Halo 6 in full 4K, and putting it side by side with Halo 5, or just seeing a brand new cutting-edge Microsoft IP address, and comparing it to every game they’ve put on the Xbox One so far, may have instantly shown the difference.

But of course it’s water under the bridges now. Getting back to the larger point, the Xbox One X is impressive hardware for an insanely high price tag that can be okay if there was something about it that appealed to even the demographic it is targeting. At the moment, there doesn’t appear to be anything like this in the pipeline that would reliably trick someone into parting with $ 500. I don’t know what Microsoft is doing with the Xbox One X, or who they intend to target with it, or how they intend to do it, but they better have the answers to these questions ready. , and soon. The launch is approaching.

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