Xbox One X Press Conference Receives a Collective ‘Meh’

A pair of white gloves but no exclusives.

Paul Tamburroby Paul Tamburro
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Microsoft hasn’t done a great job of advertising the Xbox One X. With the Xbox One having received very little in the way of system-sellers for nearly a full year now (its last big, major exclusive was October 2016’s Gears of War 4), the powerful, 4K HDR version of the system is a tough proposition. So the console will make our games look better. Great. But what use is it if there are no games we want to actually play on it?

Microsoft staged a Gamescom press conference intended to make us understand why we should be excited for the upcoming console, but it instead served to highlight the reasons why we aren’t exactly biting our nails in anticipation of its launch. The end result was viewers giving the presentation a collective “meh,” bemoaning its lack of exclusives while also poking fun at Xbox’s Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb, who appeared wearing a pair of white gloves in order to finger the Project Scorpio edition of the console.

Xbox One X Press Conference Receives a Collective ‘Meh’

While the system undoubtedly looks good, and it’s still impressive that they’ve managed to fit all of the Xbox One X’s technology into its small chassis, the biggest takeaway was the continued lack of exclusives the Xbox One will be receiving in the near future. In a particularly searing burn, some viewers began discussing how the console’s vertical stand was “the only new exclusive announced.”

However, the Xbox One X’s launch will see a bunch of both old and new Xbox One games receiving the “enhanced” treatment, allowing them to run more fluidly and look prettier when played on the system. Though it isn’t a guarantee that each game will be able to run at a 4K resolution on the console, it is set to make over 100 Xbox One games look better at launch, so if you’re a sucker for pretty graphics (and you don’t already own a gaming PC), then maybe the Xbox One X will be just what you’ve been waiting for.

Watch the press conference in full below:

And here’s the full list of games set to receive the enhanced treatment on the Xbox One X so far:

A Plague Tale: Innocence
Anthem
ARK: Survival Evolved (Game Preview)
Ashen
Assassin’s Creed Origins
Astroneer (Game Preview)
Battlerite
Below
Black Desert
Brawlout
Chess Ultra
Code Vein
Conan Exiles
Crackdown 3
Danger Zone
Dark and Light
Darksiders III
Dead Rising 4
Deep Rock Galactic
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition
Dishonored 2
Dishonored: Death of the Outsider
Disneyland Adventures
Dovetail Games Euro Fishing
Dragon Ball Fighter Z
Dynasty Warriors 9
EA Sports FIFA 18
Elex
Elite: Dangerous
Everspace
F1 2017
Fable Fortune
Fallout 4
Farming Simulator 17
Final Fantasy XV
Firewatch
For Honor
Forza Horizon 3
Forza Motorsport 7
Gears of War 4
Gravel
Halo 5: Guardians
Halo Wars 2
Hand of Fate 2
Hello Neighbor
Hitman
Homefront: The Revolution
Injustice 2
Jurassic Park
Killer Instinct
Killing Floor 2
Kingdom Come: Deliverance
Life Is Strange: Before the Storm
Madden NFL 18
Mafia III
Mantis Burn Racing
Metal Gear Survive
Metro: Exodus
Middle-earth: Shadow of War
Minecraft: Xbox One Edition
Minion Masters
Monster Hunter: World
NBA 2K18
Need for Speed Payback
Ooblets
Ori and the Will of the Wisp
Outcast – Second Contact
Outlast 2
Paladins
Path of Exile
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
Portal Knights
Pro Evolution Soccer 2018
Project Cars 2
Quantum Break
Raiders of the Broken Planet
Railway Empire
Real Farm Simulator 2017
ReCore
Resident Evil 7 biohazard
Rime
Roblox
Robocraft Infinity
Rocket League
Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure
Sea of Thieves
Slime Rancher
Smite
Sonic Forces
Star Wars Battlefront II
State of Decay 2
Steep
Strange Brigade
Super Lucky’s Tale
Superhot
Surviving Mars
Tennis World Tour
The Artful Escape
The Crew 2
The Darwin Project
The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
The Last Night
The Long Dark
The Surge
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Titanfall 2
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands
Tom Clancy’s The Division
Train Sim World
TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge
Warframe
Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide
We Happy Few
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
World of Tanks
WRC 7 FIA World Rally Championship
Zoo Tycoon

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