Senior director of Xbox platform marketing Cindy Walker has been talking to the New York Times about the release of the Xbox Series X this November, telling the outlet that Xbox isn't reliant on "massive launch exclusives."
Walker was speaking specifically about the delayed release of Halo Infinite, explaining that while 343's game would have been great as a launch title, players will still be able to enjoy thousands of great titles at launch:
“Having Halo at our launch would have been tremendous. But we are not reliant on massive exclusive titles to drive console adoption. Our players will have thousands of games from four generations of Xbox available to play on launch day.”
Microsoft has already noted that it's planning to have over 60 brand-new launch titles available for Xbox Series S and X, along with 40 older titles that have been specifically optimised for those systems.
In terms of backwards compatibility, the company has confirmed that all non-Kinect Xbox One games are expected to work on its next-gen consoles, while all current backwards compatible Xbox 360 and original Xbox titles will be available as well, bringing the overall total to over 3000 playable back compat games.
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