Microsoft to Invest More in First-Party Exclusives

Very good news for Xbox One owners as Microsoft has big plans to keep pace with their rivals exclusive content.

Since the release of the Xbox One on November 22 of 2013 the Microsoft owned console has held its own in exclusive content. However, that has not been the case in 2017. As Sony and Nintendo continue to hammar out great exclusives, Microsoft as slipped a bit on that front.

According to Xbox Cheif Phil Spencer, now that the hardware is where they want it, Microsoft will have a strong focus on exclusive content moving forward. This is huge news for Xbox One owners as the company ups their investment on first-party games.

“Right now the focus is really on the content that we’re building. I know I get some community pushback on our first-party [slate], and what position we’re in, and I want to say to people: that same level of commitment you felt from myself and from the team as we’ve evolved platform over the last three years – as we’ve evolved service over the last three years, as we’ve evolved and innovated hardware over the last three years – is going on with our first party.”

– Phil Spencer to The Guardian 

If you have been following the Xbox One and their commitment to improving their hardware over the last four years this statement should give you confidence. If Microsoft is putting that level of commitment in their exclusives we will surely see some big things soon.

The year is still young and big Xbox One exclusives such as State of Decay 2, Crackdown 3, and Sea of Thieves are still something to look forward to. It will be interesting to see what Microsoft has prepared for their E3 conference, which takes place on Sunday, June 11.


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