Forums - Gaming Discussion - In your mind, what will the Xbox SX conference have to do to beat the PS5 conference?

Tagged games:

Answer the damned question!

Fantastic games 65 51.18%
 
100% backwards compatible with every Xbox 3 2.36%
 
VR Support 3 2.36%
 
Shockingly low price 21 16.54%
 
There's NOTHING they can do 31 24.41%
 
Other (please explain) 4 3.15%
 
Total:127

They basically need to take some risks and come up with some new AAA ip's and forget about all that cross-gen crap. Halo, Gears and Forza are great, but lets face it, Gears and Halo just don't have the kind of pull they had 10 years ago. People want to see something new and exciting.



Around the Network

They would have to announce they bought LoD from Sony and there is a remake coming.
If that is the case screw you PS5.



RolStoppable said:

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.

No mention of the hat in the title, though...

You say Microsoft just doesn't have to mess up but people lose their shit over anything Sony does. Just revealing the PS5 logo made some people orgasm. Microsoft has to do better than "just don't mess up" to impress those people. Something crazy unexpected like partner up with Sega. They need "a megaton".



mZuzek loves to pre-order

goopy20 said:
They basically need to take some risks and come up with some new AAA ip's and forget about all that cross-gen crap. Halo, Gears and Forza are great, but lets face it, Gears and Halo just don't have the kind of pull they had 10 years ago. People want to see something new and exciting.

Playstation fans were very excited about GT, Ratchet, Horizon and Spider-Man. Demon's Souls was something many loved to see. 

I also want new stuff but I guess if you manage to have a good quality, people don't care about new or not a new ip. 



d21lewis said:
RolStoppable said:

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.

No mention of the hat in the title, though...

You say Microsoft just doesn't have to mess up but people lose their shit over anything Sony does. Just revealing the PS5 logo made some people orgasm. Microsoft has to do better than "just don't mess up" to impress those people. Something crazy unexpected like partner up with Sega. They need "a megaton".

those who lose their shit about anything Sony does will never leave Playstation. They might buy an Xbox as well but not only an Xbox. 

MS could have the best 20 next gen games exclusive on Xbox and those who lose their shit about anything Sony wouldn't stop to buy a Playstation. 

MS can win over "normal" customers who aren't extreme fans of something. Those didn't lose their shit because of a PS5 logo, most won't even post in gaming forums at all. 

I think it's save to say that Sony's brand name is so big in Europe and some other places that MS won't sell more consoles than Sony does even if MS will do more right next gen. But they could at least manage to take away a few million sales and make the Xbox brand more successful (not only with console sales but also with Gamepass on PC and so on)



Around the Network

Really hard to say but they really need to do an outstanding performance.

Despite what detractors can say and only showing gameplay for one game (ratchet and clank) it seems that are a huge amount of people showing expressions of interest of getting the console without launch price confirmed.

Is better if they stick to their guns and announce a competitive price (which I don’t reckon they will).

A new Gears of War would help or new IP’s from the recently acquired studios. Also Halo Infinite as a launch title but the game was announced in 2018 and no gameplay yet.

But is really hard to say, It seems that a lot of people are saying that there is a lot of hype for Xbox Series X, but it was the same with Xbox One X and that thing flopped



While Sony's event was impressive in quantity and type of games I think it lacked ever so slightly in the wow department. Other than 1 or 2 brief gameplay glimpes their was nothing really I saw that I felt couldn't be done on a PS4 at lower res and frame rates. I almost feel as if the games Sony showed off were built with PS4 in mind and then later moved to PS5 development such as Horizon 2 and the Spiderman Expansion.

For me MS needs 1 or 2 significant gameplay sequences (i.e a solid couple of minutes) showing new games whether its old or new IP's that actually truly show off what next generation consoles can achieve that current ones cant. Their console definitely has the brute force to do so.

Personally this would do it for me:

1. Hellblade 2 - 2 minute uninterupted gameplay sequence.
2. Next Forza game - this can be a mashed up gameplay trailer showing off glimpses of what might be possible. Do not do what Gran Turismo did.
3. Halo Infinite - maybe a gameplay sequence?
4. Maybe a suprise announcement with either a new IP or maybe a revival of something like Fable?



Intel Core i7 3770K [3.5GHz]|MSI Big Bang Z77 Mpower|Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1866 2 x 4GB|MSI GeForce GTX 560 ti Twin Frozr 2|OCZ Vertex 4 128GB|Corsair HX750|Cooler Master CM 690II Advanced|

d21lewis said:

No mention of the hat in the title, though...

You say Microsoft just doesn't have to mess up but people lose their shit over anything Sony does. Just revealing the PS5 logo made some people orgasm. Microsoft has to do better than "just don't mess up" to impress those people. Something crazy unexpected like partner up with Sega. They need "a megaton".

curl-6, is that you?



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

A Biased Review Reloaded / Open Your Eyes / Switch Gamers Club

RolStoppable said:

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.

I was kinda with you but then you mentioned Hellblade 2, you got me xD



hinch said:

I was kinda with you but then you mentioned Hellblade 2, you got me xD

What's wrong with Hellblade 2?



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

A Biased Review Reloaded / Open Your Eyes / Switch Gamers Club