Xbox Head Phil Spencer Seems To Favor Gameplay Demos Over Cinematic Trailers for E3

“We want to… show what it feels like to play the game.”

Posted By | On 09th, Jun. 2016 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


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A big problem with this industry is misrepresentation- I mean that in the sense that when a new video game is announced, and even afterwards, as it is being marketed, we often don’t even know what it will look or play like. This is because of the industry’s penchant for bullshit cinematic trailers and CG cutscenes over actual gameplay footage when it comes to marketing.

A lot of companies, however, have begun to push back against this trend in recent years- Nintendo, of course, always prefer to show off gameplay footage over cinematics. In recent years, they have been joined in this by Activision with Call of Duty, Bethesda, and now, apparently, Microsoft.

Speaking on Twitter, Xbox head Phil Spencer discussed the issue, assuring fans that Microsoft’s E3 showing this year would focus more on gameplay footage than cinematic trailers. “[We] had a specific focus on making sure games showed what it looks like to play the game, feel good about where we landed this year,” Spencer said.

Personally, I think that’s great- I’d rather not be excited for a game accurately presented, than get excited for one that turns out to be completely different when I do get it. That’s called misleading advertising, and in most industries and places around the world, it is illegal.

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  • Michael

    Unfortunately it’s the opposite for sony.

  • One The One

    “Personally, I think that’s great- I’d rather not be excited for a game accurately presented, than get excited for one that turns out to be completely different when I do get it. That’s called misleading advertising, and in most industries and places around the world, it is ilegal”.

    Says the guy who in tears of joy gave Sony a 10/10 E3 conference last year. Yep.

    • Mr Xrat

      And what happened to that killer MS show from last year?

    • PCMR Truth™ #4DaNoGamesLulz

      What happened to games on PS4?

      Uncharted 4 bombed at retail. So even movies are failing to sell 🙂

    • PCMR Truth™ #4DaNoGamesLulz

      It was the PC show. So was Sony’s since FF7 Remake and Shenmue 3 were getting better PC versions.

      Sonycucks love being cucked on stage, live.

    • Androidatic

      Someone needs to get out of Mommy’s basement and learn to work and play well with others.

      You do realize that no one cares that one format is better than the others right? Everyone has their favorite for reasons that a child like you might not understand, and your childish rants don’t change that.

      Have fun looking out of the basement windows at a whole world of fun you’re missing out on.

    • PCMR Truth™ #4DaNoGamesLulz

      Keep crying, console peasant

  • Mr Xrat

    Deeply amusing, but the sudden switch won’t be surprising considering this year’s show will be a rehash of last year’s.

    • PCMR Truth™ #4DaNoGamesLulz

      Looking forward to the PC conference obliterating both the Sony Rehash and the Xbone rehash then?

      Sonycucks still need to lick their wounds after the NPD humiliation where Uncharted 4 bombed and sold less than Halo 5. Begging for another *Also on PC year while all they have is an old PS3 game that never was good and a Gran Turismo with no content for the rest of the year.

      Save me the tears when Persona 5 gets announced for PC and you are begging Gamestop to take your PS4 for $50 so you can buy a real gaming PC instead of your Chome Cuckbook after you make your usual projection rant live from your cuck shed 🙂

    • Just Me

      Wow, someone’s got some issues LOL. It’s ok son, everything will be fine.

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  • Good, I want to see gameplay too.

  • lilant135

    xbox is going to have a huge e3 scorpio is going to blow the doors of anything sony has to offer

    • JuneMas

      I would love that to be the case but I highly doubt that MS will have any news on a rumored console. Instead the focus will be on X1 and the slim and all the upcoming games. Microsoft will no doubt have their own press release next year if indeed this new Xbox is a real thing.

  • One With Shadows

    Demos have bugs. Why not show polished,hype filled trailers.

    • Narukami

      Cause they usually don’t include stuff the final version has, usually overhyped trailers showing gameplay that will never be played and graphics that are not in the final version. People understand the game isn’t released when a demo is played, so bugs are fairly accepted.


 

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