So in the second year it had gameplay. It’s not that I am not listening it is that you’re not presenting facts and have changed your arguments.
I think it was by far the best thing graphically in their conference. Seriously, you have to see it in 4K.
I think it's because MS said they were going all out and they didn't really deliver any surprises or big wow moments.
Agreed. Thought it was poor but understandably poor. Only thing you can really blame them for is the awful way they handled Gears.I’m trying to figure out what y’all really expected from a transitional E3. No one is dropping megatons for a console that doesn’t officially exist yet. The Xbox One is hitting its swan song status. What we’ve seen is the same reason Sony likely decided not to come this year. There really was nothing to show.
I mean, i personally agree with both as in, Flight Simulator is the thing I was most excited about and Keanu onstage was kinda huge and unexpected but..
You've got to be fucking kidding me.
The assets and geometry looked about in line with other AAA FPS game this gen, but that is not surprising as it is cross gen. I didn't find the facial animation or character models as impressive as I expected, however. It doesn't look a step up from current gen, but then it is effectively current gen.You've got to be fucking kidding me.
The Cyberpunk trailer was CGI, first of all until the very end where you saw a very noticeable difference in visual quality. The Halo Infinite footage was all in engine.
In addition to that, the Halo footage showed us incredible ray traced shadows, fantastic IQ and facial animations and seamless camera work(ala God of War 2018). You have no idea what you're talking about clearly.
You're not paying attention to the tech being showcased in the footage then. The lighting itself was vastly superior to what we get from video games this gen (a specific example: when Chiefs body is released onto the ship and the lamp light nearby bounces up and down from the impact). I imagine Digital Foundry will make a video for this footage, and rightly so, so keep an eye out for that.The assets and geometry looked about in line with other AAA FPS game this gen, but that is not surprising as it is cross gen. I didn't find the facial animation or character models as impressive as I expected, however. It doesn't look a step up from current gen, but then it is effectively current gen.
That was my first impression. Then I realised the lighting was absolutely unbelievable, check out the scene where master chief has just been retrieved and the light is shining on him, and the dude behind moves out of the shadow. Absolutely insane quality. That plus little things like smoke effects. Really was impressive.
Strongly agree. I think Phil made the correct decision to cut out as much talking as possible. It all sounded a bit....repetitive. The biggest mistake, for me, was not showing enough gameplay.
I bought an Xbox for halo 2 one for halo 3 and a one used to play mcc. Infinite isn’t selling me on a new Xbox. I don’t think halo sells it anymore. I wish it did. I think people used to think man I wonder what halo will look like on Xbox 360 or one maybe. But halo atmosphere feels absent now. This felt closer than 4 or 5. Halo doesn’t have a visual pedigree and they lost the fan base imo. Wonder if that team has more say than others on what the nextbox needs or is good enough.I wasn't overwhelmed by Microsoft's briefing in terms of games. There was a lot of decent stuff in there but most of it either said 2020 or didn't have a release date.
As I said previously, I wasn't hugely impressed by the Halo Infinite trailer for a couple of reasons. Firstly, in-engine footage doesn't mean in-game and secondly I'd hoped to be more wowed by the next generation - but that could just be I'm expecting too much. However there are a couple of caveats to that in that the game isn't due for around 18 months and the devs won't have anything like final hardware to work off and also they've only shown a very small, enclosed area which won't be indicative of the final game if it's going to be open world.
The big thing for me though was the big push of the Game Pass. Regardless of whether the final Scarlett hardware is better or worse than the PS5 I think that's going to be the big differentiator between the two companies - unless Sony pull their finger out. If at the end of next year MS can say "Ok, we may not have the most powerful system but for £10pm you will have access to a huge range of current and previous generation games." then Sony would need a pretty convincing argument to not, at the very least, buy one as a second system.
As someone who for the first time hasn't bought an Xbox console this generation I'll probably end up getting one in the next sale. There's just too many quality titles that are available now for it not to be a good value proposition.
You point to one technical feature and then state that makes the game look beyond anything this gen. Just like in any device, there is the quality of various components and how that comes together into a tangible product. I think the trailer shows other areas which don't particularly stand out relative to other upcoming games. Character models for instance in DS impressive me a lot more. Better use of geometry, better skin shading, better use of lighting, etc. That is not to say this still doesn't look very good, but the game itself looks par for the course. Your counter claim based on one specific technical component doesn't hold water for me. That is like saying Quake 2 RTX looks current gen because it is using some modern tech. This looks current gen with some elements using more advanced tech.You're not paying attention to the tech being showcased in the footage then. The lighting itself was vastly superior to what we get from video games this gen (a specific example: when Chiefs body is released onto the ship and the lamp light nearby bounces up and down from the impact). I imagine Digital Foundry will make a video for this footage, and rightly so, so keep an eye out for that.
You're simply wrong in your take that this looks like a current gen game, sorry.