The new Xbox gaming console did not impress the new generation of consoles. This was stated by game journalist Matt Gardner in his article for Forbes.
The author noted that he considers the Xbox Series X an improved version of Xbox One X, especially in terms of chassis design. However, he didn’t find the upgrade to the series “exciting” what he expected from the next generation. According to Gardner, he played a few typos, but couldn’t figure out how the new console turned out radically better than the old one. “Of course, everything became clearer and faster, but what else? – asked the journalist after passing Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Watch Dogs: Legion on the console from Microsoft.
Gardner said he was disappointed with the “promoted” innovations of the console of 2020 release. For example, the author called the Quick Resume feature not as fast as it seemed and requiring a constant connection to the Internet. Minor changes in the controller, however, made it impossible to use previous docking stations to charge it.
The Forbes columnist emphasized that Xbox does not have as many exclusive games as PS5, so Microsoft should think about solving the problem in this direction. The journalist noticed that the release of Halo Infinite is constantly postponed and the release date of such games as Fable, State of Decay 3 and Forza is not disclosed at all.
The author concluded by saying that the feeling of frustration may have been caused only by his exaggerated expectations. “I bet many PlayStation 5 owners have the same feelings about their new consoles,” Gardner concluded.
The Xbox Series X and S went on sale on November 10. In Europe the cost of consoles was 499 and 299 euros respectively, in Russia – 45 590 and 26 990 rubles respectively.