Following Microsoft's Xbox Series X stream, in which it promised a first look at next-gen gameplay, a discussion surrounding trailers has erupted. By no means is this a new topic of conversation -- the argument that gameplay trailers are far more important than cinematic videos has been around for generations -- but the Xbox Series X event has been slammed by many for its distinct lack of tangible gameplay.
Even Assassin's Creed Valhalla, which was officially announced last week, couldn't save the show. In fact, it was arguably the worst offender, especially since it was the closing act. A lot of people were eager to see the viking-based open worlder in action, but we were instead presented with 71 seconds of heavily edited "gameplay" footage. It looked pretty, but it certainly wasn't enough to satisfy. The title's creative director had to calm things down on social media, and promise that more in-depth gameplay was coming.
As always, we're here to ask you for your opinion. Do "true" gameplay trailers really matter to you? What are your thoughts on cinematic trailers? Vote in our polls, and then give us an honest opinion in the comments section below.