Greenberg’s response followed negative feedback from fans about yesterday’s presentation, which promised “next-gen gameplay” in the lead-up to the show. In particular, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s showing failed to deliver what many may have expected from a “gameplay trailer,” instead offering some scattered footage of Viking raids and battles, without a HUD in sight.
Had we not said anything & just shown May Inside Xbox show like we did last month, I suspect reactions might have been different. Clearly we set some wrong expectations & that’s on us. We appreciate all the feedback & can assure you we will take it all in & learn as a team.
— Aaron Greenberg (@aarongreenberg) May 8, 2020
“Had we not said anything & just shown May’s Inside Xbox show like we did last month, I suspect reactions might have been different,” Greenberg tweeted last night. “Clearly we set some wrong expectations & that’s on us… we appreciate the feedback & can assure you we will take it all in & learn as a team.”
In another tweet, Greenberg notes that the team “expected fans to want more, and more is definitely what we plan to give them!” As you may have heard during last night’s stream, Xbox Games Studios head honcho Matt Booty announced that we’ll be getting a closer look at the first-party titles coming to Xbox Series X in July. Greenberg and Booty made an effort to point out that we’d hear from 343 Industries, who are hard at work on Halo Infinite.
If you missed yesterday’s stream, check out our article which runs through every new game showcased, including Dirt 5, Yakuza: Like a Dragon and more.
Jordan Oloman is a freelance writer for IGN who is desperate to own Greenberg’s Series X fridge to put his red rings of death (salami) in. Follow him on Twitter.