A common complaint among many gamers and users is that there are too few exclusives when it comes to Microsoft’s Xbox. But as head of Publishing for first party games and Xbox executive Shannon Loftis promises, Microsoft does have some new launches up its sleeve. The first of these will come in November, as Microsoft is all set to release Xbox One X, a new console. However, it has been a bit disappointing since there are not many exclusives that will actually encourage potential buyers to consider purchasing an Xbox One X or Xbox One S, both of which will be available this year, in spite Loftis claiming to be confident about the releases of 2017 as well as the next year. Loftis has said, “I think our offering is good and it is solid. I definitely hear that gamers want more.”
Even though PUBG is heading towards Xbox One X as a “console exclusive launch” regular gamers and users have been confused with the fact that this is actually available on the PC through the Xbox Play Anywhere portal. But to this too, Loftis seems to have a positive response, stating, “I do not see how offering games on more platforms to more gamers is a bad thing necessarily, particularly in a multiplayer scenario.” This does hold true when it comes to making Killer Instinct available through Xbox One and via Windows 10 and Steam on the PC, helping to expand the multiplayer system, which is actually useful as this is a fighting game and the more players that are included, the better the game gets.
With the Xbox One X launching on November 7, Microsoft has cancelled the release of its other exclusives, Scalebound and Fable Legends, but will laugh exclusives like Forza Motorsport 7, Cuphead and Super Lucky’s Tale. By patching almost a hundred and thirty games together, the Xbox One X is expected to be more powerful than PS4. The Xbox One X will include titles like Halo 5, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and at $500, it seems that Microsoft is hoping to continue the success of Xbox One S, while releasing the Xbox One X for a more limited target audience.