Wired Game|Life - Chris Kohler, January 06, 2008:
In a post-keynote email to Microsoft staff, Xbox chief Don Mattrick said that "several exciting yet-to-be-announced" games that are exclusive to Xbox 360 will be released in 2008.
This came after a list of previously announced exclusive games for 2008: Halo Wars, Too Human, Alan Wake, Splinter Cell: Conviction, and Fable 2.
Dean Takahashi was CC'ed on the email and has the complete text on his tech blog. It's worth a read-through.
Other notable comments from the recently-installed Xbox maestro:
• Microsoft's "mission" this year is for Xbox 360 to be "the console of choice for everyone in the family;"
• "History has shown that the eventual winner of each console generation was the console that generated the most 3rd party revenue," which is technically true, except I have serious doubts about the cause-and-effect relationship that Mattrick seems to be implying;
• This year's versions of Madden and FIFA will be "looking and playing better on our platform," which is a pretty bold statement eight months out;
• Wrapping all this up: "I believe we will close 2008 with Xbox 360 being the leader of this generation of consoles." That's rather vaguely worded, isn't it? Not even sure if he can be proven wrong on that.
[ Title and summary by Chris Kohler for Wired Game|Life ]
Notes: Don Mattrick replaces Peter Moore as the new Senior Vice President of Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business unit, which includes Xbox 360, Games for Windows and Live services. Before joining Microsoft, he was the president of EA Worldwide and previously considered a candidate for the CEO position at EA. He personally designed Test Drive and was instrumental in the creation of The Sims and the Need for Speed series.