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So the PS5 conference is done and dusted and people seem to be pretty happy with what they saw. Next month, Microsoft has their turn at bat. I'm sure they've learned a lot over the past 7 years and they don't want a repeat of the 8th generation. 

So, being as unbiased as you can be, what can Microsoft realistically do that will make you excited about their upcoming hardware as the 9th gen begins? What would make you say "Xbox Series X is better than PS5?"



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Sony didn't show much bigger stuff from own studios so it shouldn't be that hard to have at least a show as good as that from Sony. Show a few bigger third party games and Halo, Forza+ one more first party game and you have shown already the same as Sony did.

Sony did also show the console the first time which MS can't do anymore but that shouldn't make the conference worse.

Edit: MS's problem might be that they will show us third party games which we will see already the next weeks shown by the publishers themselves. That might be a problem with having the show so late. 



crissindahouse said:
Sony didn't show much bigger stuff from own studios so it shouldn't be that hard to have at least a show as good as that from Sony. Show a few bigger third party games and Halo, Forza+ one more first party game and you have shown already the same as Sony did.

Sony did also show the console the first time which MS can't do anymore but that shouldn't make the conference worse.

I agree but no matter how much better you are, it's hard to take a woman from a man whom she loves. Microsoft is trying to take away Sony's lover. Being just as good isn't good enough. People are loyal to Sony. If Xbox is going to win these people over, they're gonna have to do something huge.



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Honestly just need to show as many 1st+2nd party games, of about equal quality, as the PS5 event did.
So like if they announce 10+ new 1st/2nd party exclusives for Xbox series X, its at the very least equal.



If they have good marketing, a low price and manage to sell the console in more countries then they should do OK as a stop gap for people who aren't ready for Microsoft's cloud gaming/PC/mobile gaming future.



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Lower price (399 $/€) for the smaller, yet more powerful system will do the trick.



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The 2 brands are doing so many different things now that i cant even see them as competition. I see it like this, do you want an laptop or do you want an ipad pro?



I guess I am supposed to answer the thread title, not your silly question in the original post. As if anything Xbox could ever get me excited.

The PS5 conference set a low bar. People learned that they'll be able to play a Spider-Man expansion and some Astrobot software that Sony doesn't dare to charge money for. While the hype is still fresh, it can't take too long until people realize that none of Horizon 2, Gran Turismo 7, Ratchet & Clank and Demon's Souls got a 2021 release window. So what Microsoft needs to do in the first party games department:

"Here's Halo Infinite. This version was built from the ground up for XSX. You'll be playing it this holiday season."
"And here's Forza Motorsport 8. Same as Halo."

PS5 already wrecked. Apparently people care about what they can play in the near future.

Microsoft can show trailers of first party titles that are far out, like Hellblade 2. It's not like Sony managed to put any pressure on Microsoft with all their TBD titles.

Then go over a bunch of AAA third party multiplats and keep repeating that the best console version of every game shown will be on the XSX. Close out the show with the price of the console and drive the point home that the XSX won't cost more than the PS5.

Game Pass in the middle somewhere.

The bottom line is that realistically Microsoft couldn't have asked for a better PS5 event. Sony's only two top studios that could have had a killer app ready anytime soon were Guerilla Games and Polyphony Digital (both released games in 2017, as opposed to all others who released games in 2018-2020), and neither one of them is capable of hitting a 2021 release date by the looks of it. The hype machine for Sony's ultra fast SSD couldn't demonstrate any games to back it up. A large portion of the PS5 event was padding, plus not much gameplay was shown. Microsoft is in a good position here. Instead of the huge question being how they can compete with, let alone beat a behemoth, it's now a rather basic premise of simply don't mess it up, because a lot of things have been lining up.



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Show more than Halo and Forza as the big exclusives. Not interested in any Halo post Bungie or driving games. Maybe if they show Fable 4 and Perfect Dark or something along the lines.

Oh and announce a price - $449 *mic drop*

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