Xbox One X Press Conference Receives a Collective ‘Meh’

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Microsoft hasn’t done a great job of advertising the Xbox One X. With the Xbox One having received very little in the way of system-sellers for nearly a full year now (its last big, major exclusive was October 2016’s Gears of War 4), the powerful, 4K HDR version of the system is a tough proposition. So the console will make our games look better. Great. But what use is it if there are no games we want to actually play on it?

Microsoft staged a Gamescom press conference intended to make us understand why we should be excited for the upcoming console, but it instead served to highlight the reasons why we aren’t exactly biting our nails in anticipation of its launch. The end result was viewers giving the presentation a collective “meh,” bemoaning its lack of exclusives while also poking fun at Xbox’s Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb, who appeared wearing a pair of white gloves in order to finger the Project Scorpio edition of the console.

Xbox One X Press Conference Receives a Collective ‘Meh’

While the system undoubtedly looks good, and it’s still impressive that they’ve managed to fit all of the Xbox One X’s technology into its small chassis, the biggest takeaway was the continued lack of exclusives the Xbox One will be receiving in the near future. In a particularly searing burn, some viewers began discussing how the console’s vertical stand was “the only new exclusive announced.”

However, the Xbox One X’s launch will see a bunch of both old and new Xbox One games receiving the “enhanced” treatment, allowing them to run more fluidly and look prettier when played on the system. Though it isn’t a guarantee that each game will be able to run at a 4K resolution on the console, it is set to make over 100 Xbox One games look better at launch, so if you’re a sucker for pretty graphics (and you don’t already own a gaming PC), then maybe the Xbox One X will be just what you’ve been waiting for.

Watch the press conference in full below:

And here’s the full list of games set to receive the enhanced treatment on the Xbox One X so far:

A Plague Tale: Innocence


ARK: Survival Evolved (Game Preview)


Assassin’s Creed Origins

Astroneer (Game Preview)



Black Desert


Chess Ultra

Code Vein

Conan Exiles

Crackdown 3

Danger Zone

Dark and Light

Darksiders III

Dead Rising 4

Deep Rock Galactic

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition

Dishonored 2

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider

Disneyland Adventures

Dovetail Games Euro Fishing

Dragon Ball Fighter Z

Dynasty Warriors 9

EA Sports FIFA 18


Elite: Dangerous


F1 2017

Fable Fortune

Fallout 4

Farming Simulator 17

Final Fantasy XV


For Honor

Forza Horizon 3

Forza Motorsport 7

Gears of War 4


Halo 5: Guardians

Halo Wars 2

Hand of Fate 2

Hello Neighbor


Homefront: The Revolution

Injustice 2

Jurassic Park

Killer Instinct

Killing Floor 2

Kingdom Come: Deliverance

Life Is Strange: Before the Storm

Madden NFL 18

Mafia III

Mantis Burn Racing

Metal Gear Survive

Metro: Exodus

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Minecraft: Xbox One Edition

Minion Masters

Monster Hunter: World

NBA 2K18

Need for Speed Payback


Ori and the Will of the Wisp

Outcast – Second Contact

Outlast 2


Path of Exile

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Portal Knights

Pro Evolution Soccer 2018

Project Cars 2

Quantum Break

Raiders of the Broken Planet

Railway Empire

Real Farm Simulator 2017


Resident Evil 7 biohazard



Robocraft Infinity

Rocket League

Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure

Sea of Thieves

Slime Rancher


Sonic Forces

Star Wars Battlefront II

State of Decay 2


Strange Brigade

Super Lucky’s Tale


Surviving Mars

Tennis World Tour

The Artful Escape

The Crew 2

The Darwin Project

The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition

The Last Night

The Long Dark

The Surge

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Titanfall 2

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancy’s The Division

Train Sim World

TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge


Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide

We Happy Few

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

World of Tanks

WRC 7 FIA World Rally Championship

Zoo Tycoon

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