Square Enix Falls Out of Touch in Dreadful E3 Presentation
Wow. As a comedian who started E3 weekend off with a crushing failure at an open mic, I know intimately just how bad it must suck to be Square Enix right now. Returning to E3 for their own dedicated presentation for the first time since 2015 where they unveiled last year’s hit Nier: Automata, the publisher/developer delivered what many are calling a devastatingly disappointing show.
If you’re the kind of person who likes watching train wrecks (not literal ones, you monster), you can watch the whole presentation in the video above. Naturally, after the disappointing show, the internet showed up to dunk on the House of Cloud in a hailstorm of savage tweets, including fans, journalists, and news outlets alike. Personally, I would argue that this could be the worst E3 presentation since Jamie Kennedy hosted for Activision
RIP Square voters
— Kotaku (@Kotaku) June 11, 2018
— DualShockers @ #E32018 (@DualShockers) June 11, 2018
Maybe SquareEnix decided to go the Final Fantasy VII Remake route, and make their press conference episodic. When is episode 2, @SquareEnix?
— Ex-CEO Kaz Hirai (@KazHiraiCEO) June 11, 2018
Wow, Square Enix delivers the weakest E3 press conference we’ve seen in at least a decade.
— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) June 11, 2018
— Tim Hibbs (@BRBtim) June 11, 2018
— Georgia Dana (@Geestargames) June 11, 2018
— Brandon Pfeltz (@Brandinian) June 11, 2018
FUCKING IHOP WAS MORE NEWSWORTHY THAN SQUARE ENIX TODAY
— (Eric) (@AgeOfMyself) June 11, 2018
Me before watching Square Enix’s conference vs after watching Square Enix’s pic.twitter.com/EFudpN0hCP
— Lucbomber💣 (@The_Lucbomber) June 11, 2018
square enix’s conference this year pic.twitter.com/54GEHGWkCF
— skyler 🐑 (@dooplighosts) June 11, 2018
Looks like Square’s gonna need a Phonix Down to recover from this. Speaking personally, I am dumbfounded that they wouldn’t capitalize on the box office annihilating success of Infinity War by showing off the Avengers game that 2013’s Tomb Raider developer Crystal Dynamics is working on.
— ✖EZE✖ (@easyeman77) June 11, 2018
The two new titles they did show were basically a series of historical infographics followed by 2 seconds of slow motion action stretched out to 10 seconds (Babylon Falls), and the most generic trailer, maybe of all time, in which a “mysterious” dude beats up a couple of gangster-stereotypes in an alleyway in New York, for seemingly no reason (The Quiet Man).
— PC Gamer (@pcgamer) June 11, 2018
The weirdest thing was that Quiet Man beating my fellow Latinos up in an alley for no reason. LOL! Maybe we will see more square enix at Sony?
— Joe Vargas (@AngryJoeShow) June 11, 2018
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