Where’s All of the Gameplay and Release Dates?
Despite the fact that Microsoft’s E3 2019 presentation was full of plenty of exciting upcoming games, a lot of titles were lacking two of the most basic and important things we look for in a reveal at the event: gameplay and release dates.
On one hand, the conference unveiled awesome gameplay for titles like Psychonauts 2 and Battletoads but featured no release dates for either game. On the other, we saw new IPs like Elden Ring that didn’t have any gameplay to show off.
Then there were a handful of trailers for games that have already been announced that didn’t get introduce significant new announcements whatsoever. Neither The Outer Worlds nor Gears 5 featured any footage in either video that had groundbreaking gameplay that really merited a brand new presentation at the event.
Even the show’s biggest title, Halo Infinite, didn’t have any gameplay to show for itself. Instead, Master Cheif rounded out the show with a cutscene that, while impressive, displayed little to no new information about the game.