MMGN Summary: Microsoft’s lack of commitment to original exclusives is baffling and disappointing.
The current console generation has introduced and established many new fun, innovative, and otherwise noteworthy exclusive intellectual properties alongside existing heavy-hitters. From the likes of Gears of War to Uncharted, Alan Wake to Heavy Rain, and Crackdown to inFamous, the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 have gone head-to-head over the last six years to win over gamers with their platform’s new and unique gaming experiences.
As the current gen has lasted much longer than previous ones, it is only logical that both companies would use their extended time and assets wisely to appease the fans of both consoles who crave more unique gaming experiences to help them survive the long, harsh hardware winter.
But alas, it’s 2012, and while Sony seems to remain dedicated and focused on bringing exclusives and new IPs to their fans even six years on, Microsoft remains unsure or perhaps content with primarily relying on Halo, Gears, and its Kinect-based affairs to chug along until this gen is over.