Xbox won the battle of the gaming summer showcases – and here’s why | The Sun

XBOX Game Studios dropped a huge bombshell about how long it takes to develop a big-budget game these days.

Previously, the average cycle for a triple-A game was around two or three years.

However, as technology improves, the scope of games increases, leaving the new normal at around five or six years.

Fans expect bigger and better games. 

Compare how much Breath of the Wild did, to how much further Tears of the Kingdom had to push boundaries in order to see the same reaction.

The change in the length of development cycles was not something that companies were originally prepared for.

More in Xbox

Gamers shocked as US moves to block major Xbox merger

Xbox Game Pass will soon be coming to more platforms – find out if you can play

This includes Xbox, with many Microsoft exclusives missing console launch windows, and leaving years without big releases.

However, Xbox claims the investments it put in longer developments are going to pay off over the next few years.

GLHF attended the Xbox Games Showcase watch party in LA, and the mood was electric, with people screaming so hard your eardrums might burst.

This was not only because it’s American culture to do so, but because this was one of the best showcases Xbox has ever held.

Most read in Gaming


Gaming fans are just realising they can play new Assassin’s Creed game for FREE


Review: F1 23 is a very safe entry in a solid game series


Max Verstappen on top after EA reveals surprising F1 23 rankings


Gamers shocked as US moves to block major Xbox merger

The focus was firmly on the games, with all footage shown in-engine, featuring both cutscenes and gameplay.

Fable opened the show, and after a long silence we were pleased to see that it looks great and full of the British humour the series is known for.

Next we saw South of Midnight with a striking artstyle, and 33 Immortals, an MMO which allows up to 33-person multiplayer in raids.

There was Forza Motorsport and the BioShock-inspired Clockwork Revolution.

But most of all there was the hour-long deep dive into Starfield, which increased hype around its release higher than we’ve ever seen for a game.

The best impression that the Xbox showcase left us with, was just how many games will be arriving on Xbox Game Pass on day one.

The company’s commitment to giving people access to games when they release for a lower price is a big boon for all.

The next few years look good for Xbox, and there were many games we know are in development that we still haven’t seen.

Read more on The Sun

What happened to UK’s youngest parents including mum who gave birth at 12

Driver warning as errors can result in £2,500 fines during wedding season

With no news of a Nintendo Direct, it feels like Xbox has won the battle of the summer showcases, and we can’t wait to get our hands on its games.

Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GLHF.

All the latest Gaming tips and tricks

Looking for tips and tricks across your favourite consoles and games? We have you covered…

  • All the video game releases in 2022
  • Can you play PS4 games on PS5?
  • All of the Call of Duty games in order
  • Every Assassin's Creed game in order
  • All the GTA 5 mods and cheats
  • What are the Pokemon Go Eevee Evolutions?
  • Everything you need to know about Roblox
  • Who created Fortnite?
  • Most popular Roblox games
  • How to get free Robux
  • How many people play Fortnite?
  • Best PS4 games with free PS5 upgrades
  • Who is the highest-paid Twitch streamer?

Get all of the latest PS5, Xbox and other video game news here


Source: Read Full Article