Where are the must-have games?

HWM (Malaysia) - - ED'S NOTE -

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.

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