news\ Jun 16, 2017 at 3:51 pm

Xbox has more exclusives in development but they won't be ready for 2 - 3 years

More games are coming.

Some of us were a bit underwhelmed by this year's E3 due to a lack of really solid, brand new exclusive game announcements from both Xbox and PlayStation. Both of them seem to have learned from past mistakes of announcing games too early. Xbox saw how Scalebound turned out and PlayStation looked at games like The Last Guardian and realized they shouldn't start building hype so early.

That isn't to say that they don't have games to show, though. Head of Xbox Phil Spencer noted that they totally could have thrown in some trailers for some new games but they won't be ready for 2 - 3 years.

"We are investing in new things, we signed things just recently that I thought, ‘Hey, from a PR standpoint it would be really easy for me to put a trailer on screen’, but then I know the game is not coming for another two and half or three years, so I didn’t want to do that.

I understand some people would say, ‘Hey, that would give me confidence in the future of Xbox’…

This is a cheesy line, but I’ll just say, trust that this is important to us as a platform. From the top CEO of the company down, if you talked to Satya [Nadella, Microsoft’s CEO] he would say ‘I understand, we need to invest in content in the gaming space’.

That is important and we are going to invest. We have Sea of Thieves, Crackdown 3, State of Decay 2, Lucky’s Tale, Ori and the Will of the Wisps…But I know what you’re asking about. Big, triple A console games, I hear that and I’m committed to that. Today I wanted to talk about things that if you’re going to buy the console you will be able to play, but I’ll continue to work to deliver games. We did on hardware, we did on platform and [backward] compatibility and we will do this on first-party as well. It is critically important."

So, have no fear, we will begin hearing about new exclusives probably next year at least on the Xbox front. We'll more than likely see Halo 6 as it won't be revealed this year and maybe we'll get treated to some new IPs!


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