Xbox fans were disappointed by the recent online Xbox 20/20 stream, where viewers believed they would be seeing a good portion of Xbox Series X main title gameplay reveals. The only game announced to be in the stream beforehand was Assassin’s Creed:Valhalla, a staple series for the next-gen releases. Instead, they were met with a short Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla trailer that was more cinematics than gameplay. Gamespot’s article over the topic went into great detail about why fans were so disappointed. Today Xbox executive Aaron Greenberg commented about fan’s disappointments from the stream, saying “We set some wrong expectations.”
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
This also led Ashraf Ismail, creative director for Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, to make a Twitter statement about the stream.
Hello all❤️— Ashraf Ismail (@AshrafAIsmail) May 7, 2020
You rightfully expected to see more today. We have a long marketing campaign ahead of us, you will see in-depth gameplay and get a lot more info about the game.
Thank you for your excitement and passion! Be patient with us and be kind. It will be worth it!🙂
Other games revealed on the stream included Bright Memory Infinite, Dirt 5, Scorn, Chorus, Madden 21, Vampire: The Masqurade – Bloodlines 2, Call of the Sea, The Ascent, The Medium, Scarlet Nexus, Second Extinction, and Yakuza: Like A Dragon. Although many of these games look promising, they aren’t the big titles fans expected to see first. The main attraction of seeing Xbox Series X games is to experience the supposed enhancements to gameplay, especially from big AAA games. Therefore, it is understandable why fans are so eager to get more information. But, it seems Xbox executives have learned from fan reactions to set expectations accordingly. You can view this stream below: