“I always go to Gamescom. I care a lot about our fans and our partners in Europe so that’s a big show for us. So we’ll definitely be there. We are planning on making more announcements at Gamescom.” – these were the exact words that Aaron said in the interview. But now, Microsoft’s press conference at Gamescom 2017 has concluded, where the hell are the announcements? Considering that Aaron believes Gamescom is a big show for them, it didn’t feel like it aside from the massive Xbox wall covers just to showcase the brand.

After E3 2017, Microsoft’s Xbox Marketing Head Aaron Greenberg said that games for Xbox will be revealed during at Gamescom 2017. When he made the statement in the GameReactor interview, I have been very hopeful since their E3 press conference was all nothing but Xbox One X and “console launch” exclusives. Now, Gamescom 2017 has finally come but it left me in a spot where I can’t take Microsoft’s words seriously anymore.

We only got to see Age of Empires Definitive Edition, ReCore Definitive Edition, State of Decay 2, Assassin’s Creed: Origins, Cuphead, Middle-earth Shadow of War, World of Tanks, some ID @ Xbox games, but the best of them all was Jurassic World Evolution. All of these games aside from Jurassic World have been revealed and announced at E3 this year. It’s disappointing to say that once again Microsoft has never delivered its promises aside from the “powerful” console the Xbox One X.

While it’s not surprising that Microsoft had a lot of empty promises this year, I had my hopes up at Gamescom 2017 for the console. Adding to this massive letdown is the announcement of Crackdown 3’s delay which was probably the only game I was looking forward to this year on November. Microsoft may have Forza Motorsport 7 coming out in just a couple of months, but it’s not exactly what the majority wants to have. We need something new, something fresh.

Sony’s ramping the road with their exclusives this 2nd half of 2017 with the recently launched Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, Gran Turismo Sport, Knack II, and Horizon: Zero Dawn – The Frozen Wilds. It shows how lacking Xbox One’s lineup this 2nd half which also makes Crackdown 3 look minuscule in the pool of Sony’s exclusives in 2018. I’m not implying that Crackdown 3 will be disaster, it’s easily overshadowed by titles like Spider-Man, God of War, and Detroit: Become Human.

You Xbox fans who are reading this article have to admit that the conference was utterly disappointing. I expected a lot and Microsoft didn’t deliver but to show us what they already announced at E3. But even if Microsoft’s Xbox conference didn’t have any big reveals, what blew me away from my chair in watching the conference was the announcement of Jurassic World Evolution. And it’s probably the only best announcement in Microsoft’s press conference at this year’s Gamescom.

  • Rafoca

    except it wasn’t a press conference, but a live show

    • Tga215

      You gotta admit it could have been better it’s no denying it as a Xbox fan like yourself Microsoft has been letting us down just stating actual facts not trying to start a “fanboy war”

      • Rafoca

        I don’t expect anything from gamescom, so I wasn’t dissapointed. E3 is where we usually get most announcements.
        Microsoft has already let me down so much this year…. It can’t get any worse lol

    • QUIMICOMORTAL

      You are correct!

      Microsoft did nothing but dissapoint: gamescom live show 2017!

    • andrewsqual

      You SHOULD expect stuff from Gamescom though, expecaiily with the position Xbox were in after delaying Crackdown 3.

      Sony don’t do Gamescom anymore because they have the Paris Game Show and their OWN PSX since 2015.
      At Gamescom 2014 Sony showed new trailers for Infamous First Light, Bloodborne, Littlebigplanet 3, The Order 1886. Some awesome little announcements like Journey and The Unfinished Swan coming to PS4, being free if you already own them.
      Then there were new game announcements like Until Dawn, Wild, Alienation and Tearaway Unfolded.

      The only reason nobody expects anything from Gamescom NOW is because Sony doesn’t have a conference at it 🙂

      Right before the Crackdown 3 delay there were still some fans that really thought Microsoft were still going to have some crazy announcement for Xbox come November but then the delay happened and hearts were crushed even more.

  • Giselle Brady

    Just what I expected from Microsoft. Disappointment!

  • SJ777

    Its all about creating a situation that allows gamers to see their games in 4K. That is what is important at the moment. Its easy to feel disappointed if you arent seeing why they are excited for 4K because of your tv or monitor not supporting the resolution. 4K HDR rendered gaming videos are slowly starting to trickle out, and will grow more common as we head into 2018.

  • Truthhurts24

    Totally agree with this article! Where the hell are the future ips Microsoft. At least show something that will give your fans excitement about the future of Xbox on the gaming front not hardware. They no longer have the surprise factor anymore at their conferences, everything is so damn predictable its annoying. Xbox will never reach its potential and surpass PS due to idiotic decisions harming the brand.

  • datdude

    LOL…I gave up on xbox in 2010, when Sony kept cranking out exclusives for my ps3 late in the ps3’s life cycle, while my 360 had nothing to show for itself. Then came the xbox one reveal showing, and I was fully out. I haven’t been back since, and I haven’t missed a thing. Not a single thing.

    The xbox one x is interesting to me, but there are no exclusives, and I also game on pc, so it’s a redundancy for me. Microsoft has nothing. Well, Sea of Thieves looks promising, but that is literally about the only thing they’ve got, and when you line that up with the plethora of exclusives coming from Sony and Nintendo, it’s appallingly, pathetically embarrassing for Microsoft.

    • Hvd

      i gave up on the ps4 because of its community and player base and same crappy quick time event exclusives…lmao.

      • datdude

        Suuurrrreeeee you did, lol.

    • andrewsqual

      Exactly and here is a image that should bring back the memories of the last 3 years of Xbox 360 and PS3 https://i.imgur.com/zl10SZ0.jpg Astounding.

  • Joseph D DeMatteis

    Good article. I pre ordered the Xbox one X just so I have the option to purchase it come November, but I really don’t think I will pull the trigger. The sad reality is my Xbox 1 S is collecting dust. I favor my PS4’s controller and exclusives. I really can’t make my mind up 100 percent until I see games side by side. Assassins on Xbox 1 X vs PS 4 Pro. I need to see comparison videos that blow my mind for me to plunk down 500 dollars. Which really is more like 625 after warranties and tax.

  • Hvd

    sonys e3 was worse….lmao.

    • Bilal Prince-Ali

      oh look you’re back embarassing yourself lool… how are you Hvd..? hlw have you been recently bro.. you still trying hard to spout your trolling bs or..?

  • エッチDランブル

    still no crackdown multiplayer. not even a tiniest glimpse since 2015. will the media finally accept xbox had died in 2013 and everything since has been damage control

  • Demetre M

    Where was Sony jackass exactly and to all the idiots in below comments that are bashing Xbox just STFU you losers have nothing to look forward this holiday

    With the Paris and PSX trash events they will show the same trash they’ve been showing at E3 lmfao games coming in 2020

    And now PS4 being the most underpowered consoles and all PS4 exclusives going to PC/PSNnow Sony is useless just more their idiot fanboys bunch of fuckin retards

    To the author you are article is trash and so are you

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