Microsoft further detailed its plans for backwards compatibility on Xbox Series X yesterday, confidently calling it the "most powerful and compatible next-gen console with thousands of games at launch."
But the company didn't just talk about backwards compatibility. Jason Ronald, Director of Program Management for Xbox Series X also reiterated that all 15 Xbox Game Studios are currently working on games for the console, boldly stating that they're creating "the biggest and best line up of exclusives in Xbox history."
"Thousands of developers from across the globe are currently creating the next generation of transformative games, many of which can only be realized through the power and innovation of the Xbox Series X. Led by Halo Infinite, our 15 Xbox Game Studios teams are hard at work creating the biggest and best line up of exclusives in Xbox history. We are incredibly excited to show many of the new games in development for Xbox Series X soon."
As for when we'll get to see them, Microsoft has already confirmed it'll be sharing first looks at new gameplay and brand-new game announcements from a number of Xbox Game Studios teams during July's Xbox 20/20 event, including from 343 Industries with Halo Infinite. We can't wait!
How important are exclusives to you on Xbox Series X? Let us know in the comments.
I hope they have some single player focused new IPs...this gen wasn't great for their in house devs but i really hope whatever Double Fine is doing is awesome and that the Fable reboot is great. That alone would firmly make me a day one XsX. The BC aspect is cool and all but i bought less for Xbox this gen than any other so it doesn't affect me as much. But i always love an MCC run and RB6V
Seems like game devs can now agree that they were mistaken about single player story games. Looks like top 10 games of last decade are mostly single player. FIngers crossed
I can't wait to see what they've been working on..
But Xbox Series X has no exclusives. It only has multiplatform titles since all 1st party games can be played elsewhere.
"Console exclusive" isn't a thing.
Honestly? it's just bluster until they show them. Sony is supposedly going to reveal the PS5 next week, and you can bet that there will be compelling exclusives as well. Microsoft REALLY ***** the bed this generation with exclusives, but they have been quietly putting out some good stuff recently, with stuff like The Outer Worlds (which i assume will be an exclusive going forward) Ori, Gears Tactics, etc. When the time comes, Microsoft had BETTER have more than Forza, Halo and Gears to show us, or this generation will be over before it starts.
@Menchi console exclusive is a thing, they are largely different markets. I'm looking to buy a console so games are going to be exclusive to one or the other, the fact they may be on PC is irrelevant to me and millions of others
@carlos82 Right, so not exclusive. Gotcha.
Don't get me wrong, I'm happy microsoft make all their games multiplat now. Playing their games which were exclusive to Xbox One was rough until they went multiplat. They saw they had to abandon the sinking ship and come to PC.
@Menchi Therefore, Xbox is the best because you can play on console, PC and phones unlike Nintendo that makes you buy full-priced ports every generation and you're stuck with weak hardware and expensive games. I know because I have a Switch. Also how much does a PC with Series X capabilities cost? And what would I be bothered by the fact that more people can play on the platform that they prefer? Anyway, you still can't play all Xbox One and you can't play any backwards compatible games on PC. Series X will play all that and more.
Having great games is more important than having games being exclusive. Great, exclusive games though? I'm not going to complain about those.
@BlueOcean That's what I said, I'm thankful for their non exclusive games. Which is all of them since 2016 and in the future.
@Menchi Fair enough. I think that Series X is a no-brainer though, getting a not optimised PC capable of producing the same results as this optimised console is too expensive and it won't give you access to all games anyway. Series X is both past and future.
"They saw they had to abandon the sinking ship and come to PC."
Does this apply to Guerrilla Games as well? 😏
@gingataisen If you can't see the difference of that comparison, I'll assume it's sarcasm.
@BlueOcean If someone is that broken up about not playing Gears 2, Gears 3 or 1 of the maybe dozen Xbox 360 exclusives then that's on them. And Halo 5, which is almost certain to come to PC anyway.
Something most people always misconstrue from my comments is they think I'm hating on Xbox. Not true at all. I like many of their games and series, I played them ln Xbox One, then Xbox One X until they brought them to PC, where I can play them best. If someone doesn't want to play on PC or only wants to play on Xbox, I'm not against it or saying it's wrong (unless they defend 30fps). But the games are not exclusive, regardless of preference.
A Fable reboot would be pretty cool. Hopefully, Series X gets one.
@gingataisen the ignore button is your best friend. I hit that a while ago for that user on NL, a lot of the toxicity on the site derives from them. Looks like it's happening here.
@carlos82 I sometimes play on PC and only got into that recently because I got a gaming laptop. Even now, I play on X1 if my TV is available. I have the OG model, fwiw.
@IronMan30 I think you have me mixed up with someone else. I don't use any websites that can be abbreviated to NL.
Assuming it's Nintendo Life since it's promoted at the bottom of the site?
Sage advice to be sure, but I enjoy showing disingenuous troublemakers the holes in their arguments, and then watching them vex as a result. Fun!
@Menchi Many more than a dozen games!
I see the Xbox haters are out in full force in this thread. I guess they have nothing better to do? 😂
So according to your logic, PlayStation won’t have exclusives either?
If you think that Horizon: Zero Dawn is going to be the last PS exclusive to go to PC, lay off the drugs man. Death Stranding & Detroit already went too. And many more will follow. Sony also recently lost their exclusive MLB game, as well.
Companies want to make money. And porting games to PC makes them money. Sony makes a fraction of the money that Microsoft does, so I think Microsoft knows what they are doing.
As an Xbox gamer, it doesn’t effect me one bit if they put Halo on PC. Why would I care? I game on Xbox & I still get the game. And companies make more money on software & services than hardware. Not sure why people like you never understand that. This way, more people can enjoy the game.
It’s a win-win. Well except for people like you, that don’t want others to enjoy games for.......reasons?
@KelticDevil If playstation games come to PC like Horizon, they won't be exclusive either. Correct.
I hope more do come so they aren't marred with performance issues.
I see you are completely missing the point though so let me explain. The point is that no matter how much you enjoy, and how many others enjoy them, they're not exclusive. I love Halo and Gears and a few other titles, but regardless of everyone's enjoyment, they are not exclusive. If others can/cannot enjoy them means nothing to me, because that doesn't change them being non exclusive multiplats.
I realise being an "Xbox gamer" the last 7 years has been tough, but you might make it out alive.
@gingataisen I'll be sure to keep an eye out, since you clowned only yourself in here
Yeah, HZD won't be the last PlayStation exclusive to end up on PC, that's for damn sure. I mean, companies wanting to explore additional revenue streams? For shame!
@KelticDevil What I find hilarious is to look down upon Xbox One and Series X free backwards compatibility when Sony and Nintendo are messing up so much. To even suggest that Series X is redundant because new games will be available in similar form on overpowered and expensive PCs or streaming is ridiculous. What planet are they living on?
@Menchi I think it's time you learned that Xbox is a gaming ecosystem that includes consoles, PCs and streaming. Therefore, you are wrong because there are Xbox exclusive games even if they are available on several platforms.
@Menchi I’m no detective, but here is my 3 minutes of work into the matter. The user “Menchi187” is a known troll on Nintendo Life. According to their profile, they’re from Ireland. According to your profile on Push Square and Pure Xbox under the name “Menchi”, you’re also from Ireland. Now I’m not gonna invest any more time in this cause I don’t care quite that much, but I’d say it’s safe to assume you’re the same troll.
@Grot Yeah, I have seen a similar name on Nintendo Life.
Actually being an Xbox gamer hasn’t been tough. I love my Xbox & have fun using it all the time. If you don’t, then don’t buy an Xbox. Nobody else will care.
And I got your point. I just don’t agree with it. I enjoy Halo, Gears, & Forza even if people like you rip them for being Xbox’s only “exclusive” games.....which is a bunch of b.s. anyways.
I mean how many God Of War games are we up to now? How about Gran Turismo? Uncharted? Aren’t there like 58 Ratchet & Clank games? I could go on. Funny how you dismiss Microsoft’s games, but you give Sony a pass for doing the same.
But that’s what people like you do.
Because Ponies live in a generation from 10 years ago. I have no other idea of how else to explain it. Why people can’t just enjoy games is beyond me.
Like I said, apparently they got nothing else to do but troll another console’s website. It’s sad, really.
I know, right?!! What is Microsoft thinking?!!
I mean I am going to be super upset because some PC gamer gets to enjoy Halo 2 Anniversary now instead of us Xbox gamers hoarding it to our own plastic boxes!! 😂
These Ponies crack me up. 🙄
I've said it before and I'll say it again: exclusives are the one key area Xbox has been struggling with most this generation. I personally think a lot of the big Xbox games this gen have been something of misfires (ReCore, Quantum Break, Crackdown 3), and as good as they are, Microsoft can't rely on Forza, Gears and Halo to see them through. They need new IP, desperately, or at the very least need to reinvent an existing one. I'm curious to see how Playground's rumoured Fable game turns out, and would gladly take a new Perfect Dark.
But I also think they could do well to invest in a third party exclusive, perhaps get the rights to bring back a big and popular but dormant franchise on Xbox. Crysis 4, a Dino Crisis remake/reboot, or a new Splinter Cell would do for me, and, while unlikely, none of which are entirely out of the realms of possibility. Crytek have worked closely with Microsoft in the past, and Dino Crisis 3 (as awful as it was) and Splinter Cell: Conviction were Xbox exclusives, or at least console exclusive in Conviction's case.
Either way, Microsoft need to ramp up their exclusives. They may have the best console technically, and hands down offer the best service, but a console is only as good as its games.
Aren't irish trolls better known as leprechauns? Well, if he's looking for gold, he ought to give Game Pass a try.
I am Irish & can confirm your leprechaun theory. 😉😂
@BlueOcean I'm glad you came to your senses and have agreed with my original comment. Xbox Series X has no exclusives as they are available on other platforms.
@Grot Because no 2 people in the same country have ever watched the same show the name is based on.
@Menchi Definitely, you are a troll. And no, we don't agree because you talk nonsense.
@BlueOcean Logic has prevailed, your own words have done you in.
I hope that Xbox Game Studios make great games for Xbox. Word has it that Microsoft is going to purchase a Japanese studio as well, I hope it's Koei Tecmo that has struggled so much along Nintendo in recent years with Mask of the Lunar Eclipse development interrupted and the game not being released outside Japan and Maiden of Black Water almost not being published outside Japan. I also think that Xbox needs Banjo-Kazooie remakes like Crash N.sane Trilogy and a new game and a new Viva Piñata game as well. Xbox needs high-quality not serious games like that.
He’s an idiot Pony troll. Let’s just ignore him.
Funny thing is......if this happened on Push Square (and he was an Xbox troll), he would be banned already.
@KelticDevil PushSquare is a sect. NintendoLife is not but so many people there just blabber.
If Activision is not keeping them busy, Rare could team up with Vicarious or Toys for Bob and give Banjo a proper reboot.
@BlueOcean @KelticDevil The difference with Push Square is quite clearly the editorial staff. Divisiveness and trolling in the comments is pretty much expected on the internet. At least with Nintendo Life and Pure Xbox, the articles and, by extension the staff, don’t partake. The PS4 era changed Sammy and Robert, and you can see a clear shift in their writing if you look back in their careers to now, and it’s not a positive one. Is it hubris from the PS4’s success, or an edgier tone to match the perceived attitude of the current Sony audience? Who knows for sure.
For reference, I’ve been around these sites for a long time, back when James Newton was running NL, and before Movemodo and Kinectaku launched (now PS and PX).
Anyway, way off topic now.
Great point & I completely agree.
@Grot The saddest thing is that Sammy is a bad writer. Like you said, he and Robert are too involved in the comments section and not in a positive way with cheap guru talk and faking humility occasionally.
That site has become so ridiculous. I don't know how it was in the beginning but I remember reading it in 2014 after getting a PS4. I got an Xbox One later and everything just felt better: the controller, the console (PS4 is so noisy), the community, PureXbox... I even liked Xbox One UI more because you can do more on Xbox One than on PS4 and I prefer Xbox exclusives over PS exclusives if I have to choose. Note that I only had Nintendo consoles until then so I was objective and naive about both PlayStation and Xbox. Actually, I got a PS4 before an Xbox One.
I have been reading Nintendo Life for many years, I don't know James Newton but Nintendo Life used to be good. Now it's not as good, it's more commercial and sillier but at least there's freedom. It's funny reading all those Nintendo fans, myself included, criticising Nintendo so much on Nintendo Life. Yes, there are brainless sheep worshipping Nintendo even when they're doing wrong but I just ignore them. The fun is in the people that think.
How many times did we hear that? Phil is big mouth. Their focus on american audience, which is why they only produce shooters and racing games. I do not expect quality but quantity
Some also forget that the Series X will actually have exclusives around launch with 3rd party games like The Medium, so things seem to be coming around.
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