Where are the must-have games?
Microsoft pulled the blinds off the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition just as the final pages of this issue were sent to the printer. Granted, the reveal was leaked the week before its gamescom 2017 press conference, but it’s still quite a sight to see the Xbox division paying homage to the original codename with a limited edition, custom-colored console and controller.
I wish the same can be said about the games lineup that was trotted out during the 90-minute Xbox @ gamescom Live event which – with the exception of Forza Motorsport 7 – can be summed up as yesterday’s news, slapped with the ‘Xbox One X Enhanced’ label. Given its global pre-order movement (Malaysia’s not in the list, of course), shouldn’t this be the time to bring out the big guns worthy of the ‘world’s most powerful console’ come November 7?
At the end of the day, hardware can only get you so far and it’s the software that will determine which camp will end up dominating the console space. Early last month, Sony Interactive Entertainment brought the PlayStation Experience to our side of the pond, giving gamers and fans access to playable demos of PS4 and PS VR titles that are slated for the 2017-2018 release calendar (on page 80, ‘#4ThePlayers’).
While the PS4 Pro didn’t quite match my expectations of a specced-up PS4, I can rest easy knowing that my trusty ol’ PS4 will have no shortage of games for me to choose from.