Xbox One is just five months old and we have seen two major exclusives “Titanfall and Dead Rising 3” from third party publisher and nothing major from first party studios, whereas Sony is going the other way round; feeding Playstation 4 more first party exclusives.
When Microsoft’s Phil Harrison was asked to comment on the lack of first party exclusives on Xbox One, he replied, Microsoft is concentrating on both first and third party exclusive and their commitment to the best first-party experiences is unprecedented and they continue to invest.
Harrison told XboxAchievements,
“I’d like to think we do both. I’d like to think we have incredible talent in Microsoft Studios building unique, exclusive franchises for Xbox One, whether it’s Forza 5, which has been one of the highest rated games on the platform, selling incredibly well. Whether it’s Kinect Sports Rivals from the team at Rare, whether it’s Fable Legends coming from Lionhead, whether it’s Quantum Break coming from Remedy. We have just announced that we acquired the Gears of War franchise and are bringing that to Xbox One with one of the most talented teams that we’ve ever seen together in our industry.”
“So our commitment to the best first-party experiences is unprecedented and we continue to invest. But we are also very fortunate to have the support of the best publishers in the world, whether it’s Electronic Arts, whether it’s Activision, whether it’s Take-Two – they’re all bringing their incredible experiences to our platforms.”
“Together with the [email protected] program, that’s what’s going to deliver the most amazing portfolio of games for the future.”
Lack of first party exclusives on Xbox One is indeed a major problem, just take a look at the line-up after Titanfall, nothing major, but in case of Sony there’s a lot more coming “The Order: 1886, DriveClub, Uncharted for PS4, The Last of Us: Remastered” and few other indies games.
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