- They've released official screenshots.
They had 5 years and $500 million. Part of Xbox's problem (and decline) is its current fans embracing mediocrity and not demanding better. Halo deserves better than what they showed us. It deserves better than to be Gamepass filler. Xbox fans deserve better.It's fun telling the "fans are embracing mediocrity", when most of the criticism on Xbox Show case was up on Halo Infinite:
I don't blame 343, I blame senior leadership throughout Xbox. They're not interested in creating games anymore, its all about selling Gamepass subs.
Faith in 343? NO.
-They have criticized on graphics.
-They have criticized on Halo gameplay - new v.s classic (you can see much more about these things on this forum).
-They have criticized on updates philosophy - getting better content and other stuff trought time.
Criticism was spread all around the world and internet, so you don't have to worry about it, but who decide's about the game it's up to 343i and MS, and as consumers we should decide with we should buy or not in the end.
And we are speaking of about a Demo. Much of those things will get improved until the launch.
Note: I hope you're not making a mistake hasty conclusions over a demo. There's still 4~5 months yet to release the final product. Maybe most of the things will change trought time.
EDIT: $500 million budget was just a rumour. Nothing was confirmed by any official source.
- They've released official trailers
- They've released official articles on this site about how the "demo" was the best they had (very proud of it... until the backlash happened btw)
It's not a demo. I can't force you past cognitive dissonance but if you really believe the release game is going to be different, with only 4 months till launch... after 5 years in the oven... You took the blue pill, I guess? Idk. I hope I'm wrong, but I seriously doubt it.
You are trying to call me deluded, but I was one of the first to post on this forum criticizing the terrible presentation of Halo Infinite.
The difference between you and me is that I'm absorbing some official information and maybe even changing perspective, but killing some of my criticisms. I am not based on anonymous users of reddit, twitter, among other social networks. Only from trusted sources and directly from 343i and Microsoft. You can question as much as you like about the morality behind this direct information from them, but it remains much better and more reliable than it comes from other unofficial sources. I don't tell you that you're wrong, but be more realistic. This $ 500 million budget information is based on a rumor that has not been confirmed so far.
I emphasize again that this is not even a final product. A lot can be changed or not until then. The most I can tell you is that we have to keep an eye on how things will evolve over time.
Launching a good product or not, you still have the full right to buy or not the game at launch. Furthermore, no one is forcing you to swallow a certain vision about a certain future that has not even arrived so far. You, like many others, are judging by something that is still unfinished. I'm not saying they're wrong, but determining this as the final version of the product is ridiculous and so vague that we don't even know how it will be.
The only one who needs to take the pills here is you, especially the red one, because as I have observed, no player around the world has determined what should be shown at the event or what should be placed and removed in the game. Nobody here is a babysitter to watch what they do inside the studio. The only real real power that we all have is over buying games / services. Do you want to do something about it? Boycott! But keep throwing the plague all over the world like you and your fellow friends have done? It is almost useless and a waste of time. Boycotting is the best way you can do to cash in on all your frustration and bitterness you have kept for years. However, we are not the ones who want things to stay that way. Those who liked the game the way it was presented are not to blame, since they are not the ones who develop the games.
This "cognitive dissonance" to which you refer is called self-opinion, because I have my own conclusions, opinions and divergent thoughts from the majority. I have the full right to agree with some, disagree with others, or stay in the middle (since I have already criticized the game a lot).
Furthermore, I am not even obliged to agree with everything you say and neither do "damage control" as you say. Just because you resonate with the vast majority does not mean that I am better than you or that you are better and superior than anyone else. Not wanting to diminish such importance, but we are talking about over a game, not about extremely important things that happen above that.
Be more respectful and discount who deserves to be discounted, not me.