Xbox's Aaron Greenberg promises to learn from disappointing Inside Xbox show

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What you need to know

  • The Xbox Series X is Microsoft's upcoming next-generation console.
  • It's 2-3 teraflops more powerful than the PlayStation 5.
  • Yesterday, Microsoft revealed a number of amazing games coming to the system.
  • However, many titles didn't showcase gameplay and that left fans disappointed.

Yesterday, Microsoft revealed a number of games for Xbox Series X, the upcoming next-generation console that's 2-3 teraflops more powerful than the PlayStation 5. While many titles like Bright Memory: Infinite and Scarlet Nexus got gameplay trailers, other games like Assassin's Creed Valhalla showed in-engine footage, but not what it was like to play the game. This caused a lot of disappointment because everyone was expecting proper gameplay for all of the titles.

Microsoft is aware that people were disappointed and vowed to do better. Xbox's Aaron Greenberg said on Twitter, "Had we not said anything and just shown the May Inside Xbox show like we did last month, I suspect reactions might have been different. Clearly we set some wrong expectations and that's on us. We appreciate all the feedback and can assure you we will take it all in and learn as a team." Greenberg is the General Manager of Xbox Games Marketing.

What's good is that the content was solid. Bright Memory: Infinite, Call of the Sea, Chorus, The Medium, Scorn, and others look absolutely phenomenal. The visuals definitely represent a generational leap, especially when you see the detail being shown for Bright Memory: Infinite.

Hopefully, June's event will be better and when the main showcase happens in July, it'll give us exactly what we want — Halo Infinite gameplay and first-party titles. Until then, let's play the waiting game. You never know, given yesterday's disappointing show format, we may get another show sooner rather than later.

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Asher Madan

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.