Everything that happened at Microsoft’s packed E3 2017 press conference

Did you like it?

Well, it didn’t have its own Final Fantasy VII Remake moment, but I for one enjoyed Microsoft’s game-filled E3 conference this year.

Microsoft did what it needed to do after touting the Kinect and the “all-in-one entertainment system” angle for so long — show us games (42 of them). We got some real exclusives, some timed/console exclusives (love that marketing speak), and some 4K/HDR exclusives, but a number of them looked pretty great, and the [email protected] program is thriving well enough.

The Xbox One X? The jury is out. As a 4K TV owner I’m excited to play a number of these projects in native 4K, but that’s more like window dressing — not a definitive selling point. Because really, these things need to be good too. Some reports estimate that by 2020 half of all US homes will own a 4K TV, but right now the numbers are notably lower.

Again, a lot of this is inside baseball, techy stuff, and not a “winning” slam dunk. Just like Microsoft likes it, right? Leave it to Sony or Nintendo to have some sort of blowout announcement — they almost always do.

Chris Carter
Reviews Director, Co-EIC - Chris has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step, make an account, and start blogging in January of 2009. Now, he's staff!