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Twitter Reacts to the Xbox E3 2017 Press Conference

Twitter: “So far, so-so.”

The Xbox E3 2017 Media Briefing came and went, leaving everyone with impressions lingering at the forefront of their minds. Of course, with all those ideas bursting forth they needed to be shared somewhere, and what better place to do that than on Twitter?

The main spotlight of yesterday’s conference belongs to the very first appearance of Project Scorpio, with the official name of Xbox One X. However, reactions to this name so far… weren’t very enthusiastic, as many people found the name to be uninspired and mediocre when compared to its initial code name of  “Scorpio.”

https://twitter.com/jasonschreier/status/874037792250093568

Others had some interesting imagination when it came to the reveal of the upcoming console’s name.

https://twitter.com/EiffelArt/status/874037262975152129

As for the price tag of $500, the reaction on Twitter was mixed. Some users found it quite suitable for Xbox One X’s powerful specs, while others were concerned that it might be unable to compete with the more affordable PS4 Pro.

https://twitter.com/_GGGhost/status/874032127939145732

During the Xbox Media Briefing, Microsoft brought over 40 games to the stage, with 22 being exclusive to Xbox One, Xbox One X, and Windows 10. However, only a few became the stars of the show, with the shining examples of Sea of Thieves….

… and Forza Motorsport 7…

….then we have things like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (which is basically The Hunger Games simulator).

https://twitter.com/OfficialPLAYZ/status/874039966598393856

https://twitter.com/nickstatt/status/874016984513433603

However, there’s also criticism for other ones, such as Crackdown 3 with its Terry Crews gameplay trailer, featuring absolutely no destruction.

For anyone who doesn’t know what the destruction in Crackdown 3 look like, here’s a short example:

Also, Microsoft is trying to cram the trend of MOBA with a new game called The Darwin’s Project. And its presentation couldn’t be worse…

In the midst of mixed reactions, the news of Xbox Original Games announced to be playable on Xbox One apparently saved the day (again!)

It looks like this year’s Xbox E3 Media Briefing still can’t convince the gaming community much with what they’re currently offering. Sure, Xbox One X is a true powerhouse for 4K gaming, despite its awful name. But its game library just isn’t outstanding at the moment. Judging from recent Twitter reactions, Microsoft may have lots of catching up to do if they want to keep up with their rivals.

 

This post was originally written by Nam Bui.

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