Press Row Podcast: E3 2017 Recap

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Posted June 17th, 2017 at 12:00 pm

After covering the reveals from the EA Play press briefing in the last show, this episode of the Press Row Podcast features discussion on the rest of the news to come out of E3 week. That includes the Sony and Microsoft presentations (with the finalized details on the Xbox One X), more details on the Nintendo Switch version of FIFA 18 and what it means for its prospects for success, the announcement of an online beta for Pro Evolution Soccer 2018, and the disaster that E3 created by welcoming in thousands more people to the show floor.

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  • Keith.

    Great E3. PES, a bunch of PSVR stuff, the new Super Mario — lots to look forward to.

  • BravesFan24

    As far as the Xbox One X is concerned, backwards compatibility with the original Xbox is cool and all, but that and 4K resolution won’t help Microsoft dethrone Sony. Microsoft is placing themselves in the same situation they were in two console generations ago. The original Xbox was actually superior to the PS2 in terms of its technical and online capabilities, but the PS2 still outsold it and the rest of the competition by a wide margin. Why? Because, even today with all the pretty graphics and nice apps like Netflix and YouTube that consoles offer, people buy gaming systems to play games above all else. And the PS2 had a vastly superior library of games, quite possibly the best and most broad of any gaming console in history.

    Sony now finds itself in a similar position with the PS4, which simply has a better lineup of games than the Xbox One or Nintendo Wii U/Switch. Microsoft focusing on a console’s raw power is not how they’re going to beat Sony. They’re just repeating history here. Sure, the One X will sell but Microsoft needs more GAMES. Halo, Forza, and Sunset Overdrive are great exclusives but that alone isn’t enough to compete with the PS4’s game library.