Spencer: Exclusives Are Critical To Platform Success, More Coming On Xbox One, Support For KI & More

Microsoft's Studios Boss Phil Spencer has just shared some interesting information via Twitter on Killer Instinct, whether or not Xbox One will get more exclusives like Quantum Break, Sunset Overdrive, Support for Killer Instinct, E3 2014 and many more.

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lelo795d ago

The X1 with the higher price, more then ever is going to need exclusives.

Abash795d ago (Edited 795d ago )

If exclusives are so important to MS, why have we received so little updates from all the ones announced nearly a year ago? Weren't we suppose to get "15 exclusives in the first 12 months" of the Xbox One?

4logpc795d ago

Forza 5
Killer Instinct
Dead Rising 3
Crimison Dragon
Peggle 2
PVZ garden warfare
POwerstar Golf

I would say they are on track for 15 in the first 12 months.

DawnOfDon794d ago


and indies so yea 15 will be hit.

Didn't Sony say they had 30?

ThePope794d ago

That's what E3 is for. Every year the studios go on virtual radio silence until June.

SaffronCurse794d ago

Dead Rising3-Paid

So you have 4 games on that list that are likely to go onto other consoles in the near future.

Death794d ago

When did it become a bad thing to have third party exclusives? Having solid first and third party exclusives is actually pretty nice. Throw in third party multiplatform support and it sounds like a great combination.

DawnOfDon794d ago


only one that will got to the PS4 is Titanfall

BlackTar187794d ago

Peggle 2 won't come to ps4?


Talking to Dawn

Unless you have a typo and meant the only one the Won't go to ps4 is Titanfall. Then i agree

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RiPPn794d ago


Crimson Dragon
Dead Rising 3
Forza 5
Killer Instinct
Powerstar Golf

Not exclusive:

Halo Spartan Assault (also on the PC, 360, and Windows Phone and Tablets)

Max: The Curse of Brotherhood (timed: also on 360 and PC will be released next month)

Peggle 2 (timed: xbox on 360 in May and other platforms at a later date)

PVZ garden warfare (timed: also on 360 and other platforms at a later date)

Titanfall (also on PC and will be on 360 next week)

Odd that Microsoft has somehow convinced some people the bone is such an exclusives power house with so little exclusive content.

Dannyh794d ago

Max the brother hood,lococycle,Kinect sport rivals in a week

Blaze929794d ago


how can someone with so many bubbles be so, wrong?

BABYLEG794d ago (Edited 794d ago )

Lol @ Sony fanboys saying Ms has no exclusives

lol @ Sony fanboys thinking Indies are triple a titles now

I find it funny people call MS exclusive games, not exclusives. I find it funny how people get satisfaction in saying "max is coming on PC in a week so hah, its not exclusive"

get a life

TheRedButterfly794d ago (Edited 794d ago )

Dude, they're already at 9 (7 if you exclude timed exclusives(6 if you also exclude Titanfall)) and the console has only been out for 1/3rd of the 12 month window… Shut your hole. E3 ring a bell? How about TGS?

- _ - Seriously bro, the Xbox One has been out for 4 months as of Saturday. You've got another 8 months before you can bitch about a "lack of exclusives" or whatever.

badz149794d ago

it's even funnier that people forget to mention Fighter Within. what was it then? a forgotten turd?

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malokevi794d ago (Edited 794d ago )

I want to see some Sunset Overdrive gameplay. Pretty much banking on it. Also would love to see a demo of the Quantum Break destruction engine. Crackdown would be nice, though I doubt we'll see it as soon as E3. Forza Horizons 2 seems likely. Desperately want to see some Halo 5 gameplay, preferably multiplayer. Also hoping to see Class 4 from Undead Labs, though I'm doubtful.

Then, some newly announced exclusives would be nice.

As far as multiplats, I want to see Battlefront, The Division, Witcher 3, and a whole crapload of Destiny, including the competitive multiplayer. Though Bungie has a tendency to slow-drip information about their games right up until release. I want to see the new COD, and I want to see a revival of Skate, SSX, Fight Night, next-gen NHL game (get busy, EA...). MOST OF ALL! I want Ubisoft to re-release Ranbow Six 3 for next gen consoles, since it seems like they will be sitting on Patriots for the next 20 years. Would rather have R63 than another iteration in the series. Other things I'm excited for from UBI: Splinter Cell, F2P Ghost Recon for next-gen consoles, Farcry. (get busy UBI...)

If Planetside 2 hasn't released by then, I want a release date. Been waiting long enough. Tick tock... Also would really like to see Sony announce a lot more in the realm of competitive-multiplayer AAA retail exclusives. A good long look at H-hour would be a good start. Was looking a little janky last time we got to see it. Also, eagerly awaiting Cell Damage =D

A LOT to look forward to. Plus, obviously, announcements that it's impossible to accurately speculate on.

Ausbo794d ago

Amen brother. I agree with everything you just said.

shivvy24794d ago

Dude if sunset overdrive turns out good, im gonna get an x1 !

gamer7804794d ago

Actually you can get an xb1 for 450 that comes with a 60$ game


At that price no reason not to get it! Titanfall is addicting....

nerdman67794d ago

That particular deal is a steal

elsuperamigo794d ago

We.know.from past experiences (360) which platform have the exclusives the.xbone will be.the.same old story.from the.360 first 2-3 years of exclusives then abandoning the.console, so we can tell who.will win.on the exclusives side again

DoubleM70794d ago

Your going to be sadly mistaken. Phil already stated they are going to follow the blue Print Sony laid out with First Party exclusives. Just remember Sony is the one that is cutting the fat. Lead designers and Employees getting fired.

Dannyh794d ago

So if people don't count exclusives because a game is on Xbox 360 that means ps4 has not one single exclusive because you can play every game on vita

mkis007794d ago

I see what you were trying to do, but you still need it on ps4 to play it on the vita.

cellur111794d ago

This is the stupidest thing ive heard all day.

Underworld794d ago

No, you still need a PS4 to play them on your Vita. They're not released on Vita, you can just play them on it. There's a difference.

Dannyh794d ago

Ya I get what your saying. To me excusive means tied to the brand not the system.

badz149794d ago

LOL suddenly the 360 can remote play with the Xbone now?

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MichaelLito79794d ago

I am excited to see more on Xbox One titles, specifically Quantum Break, Sunset Overdrive, D4, Below and Halo 5.

Third Party titles I want to see are Batman Arkham knight, The Evil Within, Alien Isolation, Destiny and Evolve.

Note: Can't wait to see what MS has in store for 2015.

Illusive_Man794d ago

Xbox One is currently $10 cheaper than a comparable PS4 plus Infamous. Walmart still has them for $450.

aceitman794d ago

my friend works at walmart , he was told the price will stay that way until they lower the large stock that they have because its not selling like they wanted to ( and that's what his boss straight up told him . so it all depends on how fast or slow they sell that the price will stay that way.

Back-to-Back794d ago

Exclusives Are Critical To Platform Success

-Yet 360 had one the smallest exclusive library of games when compared to Sony and Nintendo.

otherZinc794d ago


I'm looking forward to:

Halo 5:Nov. 2014
Gears Of War: Next
Forza Horizon 2: 2014
Quantum Break: 2014
Sunset Overdrive: 2014
Halo 2: Anniversary
Kinect Sports Rivals
Kinectimals 3 (daughters request)

Honorable Mention:
Kameo 2
Brute Force 2
Perfect Dark 2

HugoDrax794d ago (Edited 794d ago )

I'm down for another Kameo, I enjoyed the first game.

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ArbitorChief795d ago

Awesome, can't wait for E3, could be the best E3 ever, Sony and Microsoft sure seem to have some great announcements.


We will see I'm always let down...

mochachino795d ago

I hope MS announces more exclusives. Out of all the ones announced so far, only Quantum Break, Titanfall, and Halo 5 interest me.

christocolus795d ago (Edited 794d ago )

Its great to have Spencer on board. This guy knows what fans want..he is honest and passionate about his job too. if they have to move stuff into day2 and day3 then i have to wonder how many announcements will be made?.

I remember reading this tweet yesterday.. he also talked about gamers getting their hands on the games at the show floor. So im guessing sunset overdrive , QB and some other ips which havent been announced might be playable at E3. Its great to see MS investing heavily into new ips and so glad Don is gone.

This might be the best E3 ever....

-Foxtrot794d ago (Edited 794d ago )

Oh come on....he's just telling us what we want to hear, he's been in PR hydrive ever since the Xbox One released.

So saying that he's "honest" and "passionate" about his job is a little far.

Where was this Spencer before the Xbox One reveal, he hardly said know when the Xbox 360 had like nothing coming out for it except Gears, Halo, Forza, Fable, Kinect, Kinect and more Kinect. If he was always like this fine, but he wasn't, he's doing this because he wants more people to buy an Xbox's all PR stuff.

lets_go_gunners794d ago

Don Matrick was the Xbox lead at the time. Phil was only in charge of finding devs for xbox one back then. He is now the Microsoft Studios head hence why he is now communicating more.

kevinsheeks794d ago

The truth shall set you free but the disagrees won't let you be lol

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Septic794d ago

Wait till E3. Then we'll see if he's chatting nonsense or backing up his words.

AngelicIceDiamond794d ago (Edited 794d ago )

@Fox Ok its natural for you to make that sorta comment considering you don't have trust for MS.


You say its all PR fluff or whatever, which is, yeah, it is.

Tell me what happened last year when MS said they'll show nothing but games at E3?

Don Mattrick and his team had everything set up. Kinect, Halo Forza, every year. Skittles all that was him.

Now that hes gone that means all those Investor kiss up MS employees will hardly be at the event so they can focus on games.

Wanna know how I know that?

"Yes, I think you'll see very few execs," Spencer said when asked if this year's presentation will be focused on games.

Now MS needs more devs focused employees on stage than execs like they did before Don and his team came in.

The moral of the story is If MS wants to focus on something they will.

If MS says they wanna focus on on TV, they'll focus on Tv. (MS event before E3)

If MS says they wanna focus on Kinect, they'll focus on Kinect. (E3 2010, 11, and 12)

If MS says they wanna focus on media then they'll focus on media. 2010, 11, 12. MS event 2013)

If they say they wanna focus on games, then guess what? They'll focus on games. (E3 2005, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 2013

See the pattern? Lets hope they stay on games.

maniacmayhem794d ago


Wow, I seriously can't believe how naïve and bitter you are on everything you post.

At least this guy is answering people's concerns and questions. What else do you expect him to say when asked these types of questions?

He could be a dick and not at all address any concerns his user base or fans of the Xbox One system have. But no, him and other high execs do take the time to at least assure people that there will be some great things coming up for this year's E3.

Were you this spiteful towards him when he was at Sony? I bet you weren't.

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Dark11794d ago

Well said and lol @disagrees.

QuickdrawMcgraw794d ago

The smart thing to do would be to wait for about 3 or 4 yrs to see if MS actually supports the Xbox1 with exclusives...And if they do,Then buy the Xbox1...

No_Limit794d ago (Edited 794d ago )

Good going christ! I don't get why you only have 3 bubbles since you only post on XB related articles and all your comments are well thought out with zero attack on other platforms. I gave you a bubble. XB1 will have a great E3 since they have so much stuff that a 90 minutes allotted time slot is not even enough.

xJumpManx795d ago

I love my X1 right now, TF and PVZ are so much fun I hardly even turn on my PC or ps4 right now.

u got owned794d ago (Edited 794d ago )

PS4 doesnt have too much going on right now. But wait a little bit and you wont be able to put the controller down. Lost of great exclusives games coming in the near future.


I agree and I think VR is just a gimmick just like 3D TVs, but i could be wrong

DawnOfDon794d ago

If Sony keeps focusing on their VR we won't have any PS4 games

Exies7794d ago

I like the PS4 a lot, but it really is barren in terms of games (for my tastes). Not really a fan of PC ports, etc.

Really wish they'd get into gear for exclusives. Infamous is the first and only PS4 exclusive that interested me.

zeusky794d ago

Sony has more than enough money/man power/first party devs to output awesome games for PS4 and Morpheus

xJumpManx794d ago

I did play second son its a great game but not as fun as TF is for me. I will beat Infamous then go back to TF.

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t-hall785794d ago

I must agree. Too many games right now. Haters will hate though. I'm still on Forza and Killer Instinct. On top of Titanfall. I bought MGS GZ digitally on the night it came out and still haven't played it yet.