MS should have waited for a full unveil to showcase everything.
First impressions of "next gen" games should be exciting and give a wow factor; whether its the graphics or gameplay. This did neither for me :/
Ya guess either option isn’t perfect. This way has an initial “meh” with a delayed gratification (July). Gamers are an impatient bunch, we want now now now.
Then there was tradition where a publisher has a massive showing with combined 1st and 3rd party (e3). But then the 3rd party drags down the 1st party and before you know it the conference is over and you only saw like 2-3 exclusive games that really wowed you.
They didn't have to do anything this month. Showing a bunch of cross gen games isn't going to get the hype train rolling. In fact I'd wager that it caused the opposite effect, with people who have been anticipating these big console launches for years, its highly disappointing to see. I'd go to say this killed the steam from the initial hardware breakdown. That presentation with DF video's gave us a glimpse of what to expect, to a whole lot of nothing but trailers for some B tier games (Bloodlines 2 announcement was dope though).
Tbh, if you have nothing to show, don't do it.