Xbox boss knows that fans want more AAA exclusive titles

There is no doubt that Xbox had a strong presentation at E3 2017 in which it showed a lot of titles. The problem is that the AAA exclusives that was shown can be counted on the fingers of one hand, a fact that did not please many of its fans. However, the audience of Xbox has nothing to worry about, since Phil Spencer, head of the brand, knows what fans want.

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MagicBeanz160d ago

First off the xbox boss needs to learn what exclusive actually means. And no "exclusive to Microsoft" doesn't count if you want people to buy your console.

Woolly_160d ago (Edited 160d ago )

secondly.. it doesn't matter.... The games are not available on PS4 or Switch.

And, I would bet my PC that a lot of you here don't have PCs that can run Xbox games lol.

as I said. . it doesn't actually matter if the games are on PC or not. Millions of console gamers don't have PCs to run Xbox games... otherwise they wouldn't have Xboxs and PS4 in the first place. They bought consoles for convenience.

The only thing left to hide behind now is exclusives .. which i can see why... PS has a quantity of them. Are they all worth playing? that's another story.

Nyxus160d ago

Still not an exclusive. Or is Nier Automata a PS4 exclusive?

UCForce160d ago

Sony have both quality and quantity.

tyasia0160d ago (Edited 160d ago )

I think the point is that most of the games will be coming to PS4. These are small teams who can only afford to work on one platform at a time. Most of those games started on PC now they are going to Xbox and then they will be on PS4/Switch.

And even if Indies are the big thing it's not like PS4 has suddenly stopped getting them. There are tons of new Indies every week on PS4 heck they just announced Undertale one of the biggest indie gems from 2016.

This whole Microsoft is about the indies things is pretty silly, Sony has been bringing indie games since the start of the generation and has never stopped. Microsoft is like that person who shows up late to the party only to realize all the cake has already been eaten.

Aenea159d ago (Edited 159d ago )

So, the exclusive games they showed are:
- Sea of Thieves
- Lucky's Tale
- Ori 2
- Forza 7
- Crackdown 3

Only 2 AAA titles there, probably not all worth playing either, the rest were timed exclusives (and many Indies)...

_-EDMIX-_159d ago

It does matter because this is not about if the games appear on PlayStation 4 or the switch it simply matters that the games are not exclusively found on that particular platform.

I mean don't you understand that this is about trying to sell the Xbox and not trying to destroy the switch or PlayStation 4?

At the end of the day the switch in the PlayStation 4 actually have games by their respective Publishers that can only be found on those particular platforms so you must own those platforms to play those specific games.

If those games could be found on PC it actually doesn't matter whether or not they have a PlayStation 4 or switch version.

I mean if you own a gaming PC those games not showing up on the switch or PlayStation 4 is not going to convince you to buy an Xbox one, because once again you already own the system to play the games in the first place.

Multi-platform has nothing to do with where the game is NOT showing up it's simply has to do with the game showing up on multiple platforms regardless of ownership of those platforms.

So at the end of the day Microsoft titles not showing up on the PlayStation 4 or the switch is not making me buy an Xbox if they're also showing up on the PC

you're still failing to recognize that these games being multi-platform also mean a lost sale to the Xbox.

EatCrow159d ago

No it gets even better. Same people that claim they have a pc here will then go on steam articles and say how people don't have that powerful pcs

MagicBeanz158d ago

No but they're available on PC and that makes their console irrelevant.

And you sound like the kind of person who should not be making bets.

Speaking of hiding behind things. The fact of the matter is its not rather or not people have capable PC's, its the fact that they could and that bothers you.

And as far as a games worthiness of being played or not, that's subjective and the very same argument could be made for most of the xbox titles.

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Princess_Pilfer159d ago

YEAH! Why should we let the dirty PC players woh are also using the MS platform play games? Fuck them. Only we should have games. Fuck pro consumer behavior that gives customers choice, even if we aren't helping our primary competitors in the process.

MagicBeanz158d ago

You can call it "giving a choice" all you like, people who know better call it minimizing a consoles worth. For the record I'm fine with xbox's games being on PC.

Imalwaysright158d ago


What are your PC specs?

MagicBeanz158d ago

@ Imalwaysright

This isn't my first barbecue guy, I know how this game works, I list my specs and you just simply dont believe me so honestly what would be the point?

Imalwaysright158d ago

A pic with your specs then?

MagicBeanz158d ago

@ Imalwaysright

How exactly I'm I supposed to post an image here, do you ever see people posting pics here?

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Princess_Pilfer158d ago

The Xbone has sold 10s of millions of units. There is 0 chance of any multiplat game not supporting it unless Sony or Nintendo are engaging in paid exclusivity BS. Also, MS having it's on PC storefront means it's cut of the profit for sales on either platform is basically the same, which means not putting it on PC only accomplishes 1 thing: decreased sales.

As such, there is 0 benefit to any consumer to keeping Xbone games off PC, and it would probably also bad for MS bottom line as well.

I *hate* what windows 10 is pulling and what MS is trying with the MS store and UWPs so I have very little love for MS, but that doesn't change the fact that putting their Xbone titles on PC remains both pro-consumer and pro-profit for MS, and anyone who complains is either acting against their own best interest through ignorance, an tribalist idiot who takes console wars seriously, or a petulent child who derives pleasure from denying other people the opportunity to play games.

MagicBeanz158d ago

You're arguing a point no one disagrees with you on, again as I already clearly said I'm fine with xbox games being on PC, my point is not having real exclusives on your console diminishes its worth and that's not even debatable its a simple fact. This isn't about denying anyone anything its about the result of giving those people the choice you feel they deserve.

Princess_Pilfer158d ago

It does not. At most it's refusing to artificially inflate the value of it, but it doesn't even do that.

For people who game primarily on PC, exclusives don't "increase" the value of the console, people just don't play the game. The idea of spending 400 bucks on a console so that you can play the 5 exclusives you are actually interested in isn't an appealing one. (as it's $140 per game.)

For the people who primarily game on consoles, it doesn't matter if the PC has it or not, they were never gonna play on PC, what matters is if they other consoles have it, which means it being on PC has no impact on the value of the Xbox.

The only people it *might* dcrease the value for are people who go back and forth, but MS has no reason to care if they own an Xbone or not. MS has it's own PC storefront so it gets a similar cut of the profits wether the game is bought on PC or on the Xbone. That's *also* the reason they're enabling cross-platform multiplayer and straight up giiving away copies for the Xbone/PC if you buy it on the opposite platform.

MagicBeanz158d ago

I get that you really believe what you're saying, its just not correct. Like it or not the lack of real console only exclusives diminishes the consoles desirability. Its clear that I can explain it to you but I cant understand it for you.

Princess_Pilfer158d ago

failing to address any of the points and repeating yourself isn't an argument.

MagicBeanz157d ago

You should learn to take your own advice. Also look up what irony means.

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RommyReigns160d ago

This Phil guy is rambling on like a broken record player, making Pachter-esque statements throughout the past week trying to 'save face'. He's been full of it for the past 4 years, he's a puppet, a yes-man for the higher ups, the guy doesn't care about gamers one iota but for meeting corporate set targets year on year. I bet Xbox would be in a better position if this guy didn't bother opening his yap.

Nyxus160d ago

I think he does care, but his hands are tied by the higher ups and the wishes of the shareholders. It doesn't seem like he has that much wiggle room in reality.

-Foxtrot159d ago

I've seen people like Jim Ryan and Reggie here and there along with other Sony/Nintendo people but seriously Phil is constantly going on and on...worse part is he does it even when there's not a big conference like E3 or a huge exclusive game coming out. He just digs himself into a bigger hole and creates contradictions when he opens his mouth a week later.

RommyReigns159d ago

Phil is the worst out of all of them, he makes Don Mattrick look like a saint.

Bobafret159d ago

He isn't going "on and on". We have a thousand articles from the same interview.

corroios160d ago

No it didnt. Thats one of their problems. They lost hype after a lackluster conference

dumahim159d ago

"I know what people want, but what people want isn't making us the most money possible, so we're going to keep making what we think will make us the most money."

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