Microsoft's year of strong, focused messaging came to end like the seasons of so many sports teams: quick, inexplicable, and with more questions raised than answers.
Just how many ways did Microsoft lose the plot in their big blow out showcase? Honestly, we couldn't even fit them all in this video.
Can you even call it a console war if no one wants to win?
We want every game, every system, and every player to be great...in Virtual Legality.
#Xbox #Showcase #Disaster
Discussed in this episode:
Xbox Series X Website
"How to watch today’s Xbox Series X game showcase"
The Verge - July 23, 2020
"Xbox Games Showcase [ENGLISH]"
YouTube Video - July 23, 2020 - Xbox
"When I talk about good messaging, this is exactly what I mean."
Tweet - July 16, 2020 - Richard Hoeg (@HoegLaw)
"You Are the Future of Gaming"
Xbox News Wire - July 16, 2020
"“All of our games… will play up and down that family of devices” – Xbox’s Matt Booty ends the next-gen exclusive as we know it"
MCVUK - January 10, 2020 - Seth Barton
"Microsoft walks back promise to make all of its initial Xbox Series X games cross-gen"
Tweet - July 23, 2020 - Kotaku
"Future 1P titles are developed for Xbox Series X first."
Tweet - July 23, 2020 - Aaron Greenberg
"Microsoft Sends Mixed Signals About Cross-Gen Exclusives"
Kotaku - July 23, 2020 - Ethan Gach
Everwild Webpage (Rare)
"Rare hasn’t discussed Everwild much ‘because it’s still playing around with gameplay ideas’"
VGC Website - July 21, 2020 - Tom Ivan
"Halo Infinite May Be The Last Halo Game - IGN Daily Fix"
YouTube Video - July 23, 2020 - IGN
"Virtual Legality #13 - Realizing Their Destiny: Bungie splits from Activision (Hoeg Law)"
YouTube Video - January 10, 2019 - Hoeg Law
""We're far from Holiday?" No, you're not."
Tweet - July 24, 2020 - Richard Hoeg (@HoegLaw)
"Microsoft: No Internet? We have a product called the Xbox 360"
CNET - June 12, 2013 - Nick Hide
"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).
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