I had kept this thread "in a drawer" for 19 days. I just thought it was too much emotion imbued in it and I thought people would see it the wrong way, but I decided to retrieve it and paste it here, because I think certain negative trends still continue.
Remember, the reader, this thread was made before MS changed its plans for 2016 so it refers to Scalebound as a 2016 release. The original Gamespot article was published in the last days of 2015.
After being hardly included in any "best of 2015" game lists:
which has 0 picks for Halo 5 out of hundreds of publications, has only 3 for Rise of the Tomb Raider and 1 for Ori whereas even games like Everybody Has Gone to the Rapture, Battlefront, Until Dawn, and even Massive Chalice have one..
and having been equally omitted from "most anticipated for 2016" lists on several dozen occasions already, this list proves that the bias against Xbox One is both REAL and INSANE.
Aside from this list being incompetently made because it has games that weren't on E3 2015 such as Quantum Break and Dead Island 2, its author also forgot the fact that Dead Island 2 has a status of vaporware following the departure of its developer, Yager, back in July 2015 - yet the blurb for Dead Island 2 still has Yager as its developer.
It lists a game - Project Setsuna - about which next to nothing, apart from short trailer and a handful of concept arts, IS KNOWN...
The only two Xbox One games it has are Gears 4 and Quantum Break, but QB is falsely listed as coming to PC.
Since we've already established its logical inconsistency with regards to games being shown on E3 2015, my question is, where is Scalebound? It was shown on E3 2014 and then tentatively put for 2015 release and then pushed to 2016. It would've fit this list, but no. Project Satsuna with nothing going for it, is apparently a thing.
It's not about preference or being butthurt about game X, I don't give a flying **** about that. But it is about substance, nonetheless and listing a vaporware that has no developer attached to it and a game that has next to nothing shown over a game that had a lengthy presentation with lots of gameplay is pure BS.
EDIT from Jan 21: I could list many other examples, like the fact that no Polish developer mentioned ANY Xbox game (apart from Ori that's also shared with PC) here:
(and they even picked games like Axiom Verge, re-release of Journey, The Order, Until Dawn, Assassin's Creed Syndicate or..................Lara Croft GO)
and the fact that one of the leading Polish weekly magazines POLITYKA had barely included Rise of the Tomb Raider as #10 in their Top 10 of 2015
and ad infinitum
It seems that when it comes to awards and noticing Xbox games in year-end lists, its games are nowhere to be found, and such is the case for upcoming ones.
Even vaporware seems more exciting on average than something tangible and coming out quite soon on that system.