Xbox Series X: Microsoft Admits To Setting “Wrong Expectations” Following Gameplay Backlash
Microsoft recently put together their first showcase of gameplay that fans can expect to see on the upcoming Xbox Series X. A handful of third-party titles were shown, including the recently announced Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, but that didn’t stop people from criticizing the event, saying that it was underwhelming. Following this, Microsoft has admitted that they may not have managed expectations the way they should have.
Xbox Games Marketing general manager Aaron Greenberg recently took to Twitter to reply to a fan who was pointing out what Microsoft had stressed would be included in the Xbox Series X gameplay show. “Had we not said anything and just shown May Inside Xbox show like we did last month, I suspect reactions might have been different,” Greenberg said.
Had we not said anything & just shown May Inside Xbox show like we did last month, I suspect reactions might have been different. Clearly we set some wrong expectations & that’s on us. We appreciate all the feedback & can assure you we will take it all in & learn as a team. 🙏🏻💚
— Aaron Greenberg 🙅🏼♂️❎ (@aarongreenberg) May 8, 2020
“Clearly we set some wrong expectations and that’s on us,” he continued. “We appreciate all the feedback and can assure you we will take it all in and learn as a team.” What may have been the biggest gripe fans had about the show was the lack of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. The recently revealed game was set to be the big draw during the Xbox Series X event, but not a whole lot was shown in terms of gameplay. That isn’t to say that what was shown was bad, but there just wasn’t that much of it.
Xbox Series X is set to arrive Holiday 2020. Another event will be taking place in July that will reveal gameplay from a host of first-party titles, and one can hope that they have learned from the recent showcase to make the next one even better. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for other gaming goodness going on right now, check out the following:
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