Forbes says Xbox Series X is the biggest disappointment of the year. The releases of the Xbox Series X / S and PlayStation 5 seem to be far enough behind us that Forbes, one of the world’s best-known magazines, lists Microsoft’s console as “the biggest disappointment of the year for gamers”.
Matt Gardener of Forbes acknowledges that while the Xbox Series X has strengths such as fast load times, good FPS, and dynamic lighting, “it feels like an improved Xbox One X. However, he mentions that PlayStation 5 owners may also be a little disappointed with their console.
“The lack of optimized games, as well as its similar performance to the One X, means there’s nothing particularly surprising about the X Series, except for its design. It doesn’t feel exciting, it’s just an inevitable upgrade for players like me who are in the Microsoft gaming ecosystem”.
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Gardener considers the list of important games to be a latent problem for the Xbox Series X. He mentions how previous generations of consoles, dating back to Mega Drive / Genesis, had major titles that enhanced each console. However, this is not the case with Microsoft’s new Xbox, which suffers mainly from the lack of Halo Infinite.
Halo Infinite is infinitely delayed, and even after its release, it will be the last independent game in the series in a decade. Other games like Fable, State of Decay 3, and Forza are planned but lack solid release dates. Most of the rest of the advertised “exclusives”, like Psychonauts 2 and STALKER 2, will simply be released earlier in the X Series: the stupidest marketing strategy in the games, whoever is doing it.
On the other hand, the journalist later said that Sony confirmed a variety of important titles that will come out in 2021, including Horizon Forbidden West and God of War 2, noting that at least they can be played at this point next year.
Undoubtedly the statements of Matt Gardener are quite controversial, especially if we consider that today, the first games that came out on both consoles look almost the same and have almost imperceptible differences in performance. As for the exclusive titles, well, I guess time will tell. Anyway, the Xbox Series X is offered as a great alternative to playing almost all PC titles at 4K / 120 FPS, and for $500 dollars, less than half of what it would cost a PC that offers similar performance.