Microsoft Is Talking About Spending A Billion On Exclusive Titles
With Xbox One being criticised as ‘not really a gaming machine’, Microsoft has come out to remind us all that it is. And it will be. Do not worry about the entertainment-based reveal, it seems.
The console-creator has said that they are willing to spend $1-billion in the development of exclusive games, just for the Xbox One.
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In a report from Xbox Magazine, Microsoft’s Don Mattrick and Phil Spencer noted that people seem to be underestimating how hard the company is looking to push the console.
“We just ran through our [release slate] and counted the number of exclusives, and looked at the amount of money that we’re spending and the deals that we have, exclusive windows and [things to create differentiation],” he said.
“I think, candidly, people are way, way under-indexing how hard we’re punching.”
Microsoft will use the E3 Expo to punt games for the new system. They have already noted that during the first year of release, gamers can expect 15 exclusives, eight of which are new IPs.
“There are great hits, there’s innovation, and there are world class creators plugged in,” Mattrick continued. “You know, I keep track of it all, and I hope everyone here does – we kind of look back at all the different years and at what we shipped, how many units have sold. There’s a lot of hyperbole about things, but I think we’re going to deliver.”
The state of the industry, and the uproar from fans, demands that Microsoft use the E3 expo to set things straight. Gamers want to see games, what the console can do for them, and probably a bit more. The reveal was clearly not enough.
If anything, E3 2013 is going to be very exciting.