Microsoft's Phil Spencer has reaffirmed the company's view on the imporance of securing exclusive games for its platforms, including the Xbox One. Arugably the biggest game launch of this year, Respawn Entertainment's Titanfall, was a Microsoft platform exclusive, releasing onXbox One, Xbox 360 and Windows PCs earlier this year, seeing a major spike in hardware sales around its launch period.
However, much like this time last year when Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One, concerns are being raised by gamers again that the company is losing focus on gaming and instead trying to shoehorn other services, particularly TV and entertainment, into the Xbox One instead of concentrating on games.
That's not the case, though, according to Spencer, who claims that the company is well aware of the importance of games, especially exclusive titles...
Games havealways been the bedrock of our consoles at Xbox.Exclusive games will continue to play a major role for Xbox in the new console generation, just as they have in previous generations.This E3 is important for us to show gamers our future plans for exclusives and third-party support.
Right now I think we have a strong lineup of in-development exclusives, including games likeSunset Overdrive,Project Spark,Quantum Break, and Halo, in addition to someexciting titles you will hear more about at E3. It's going to be great at E3 to be able to share the games coming exclusively to Xbox One, and it's only going to get better.
Microsoft, and Spencer in particular, have been talking up the imporance of this year's E3 for the Xbox One, so it's likely that they've got one heck of a show up their sleeves, and with little over a month to go until E3 kicks off, it won't be long until we find out what they've got planned.