Microsoft Exec Defends Xbox One Exclusive Line-Up While Praising PS4 Games, Hypes Project Scorpio

With the Switch getting The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and PS4 receiving Nioh, Horizon: Zero Dawn and Gravity Rush 2 (among other exclusives), one has to wonder about Microsoft who's biggest news yet this year was cancelling Platinum Games' Scalebound.

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Nyxus2694d ago

With the exception of Halo Wars 2, all of these games were released last year, two of them even as far back as September. Those are great games (most of them anyway), but is that really his idea of recently?

chrisx2694d ago (Edited 2694d ago )

Yea its all about hyping project scorpio now to disguise the fact that games are severely lacking on the xbone. Scalebound was cancelled and recently so was ion, yet all we here is scorpio

IGiveHugs2NakedWomen2694d ago

Greenberg should stop tweeting. He isn't helping the Xbox cause at all.

RosweeSon2694d ago

Scorpio Great, no games still?... same problems power is great but if you still haven't got any Games using any of it it's all pointless.

StormSnooper2694d ago

pretty sure MS is doing what they always do. They stop supporting their consoles early (like halfway in the middle of the generation) then focus on the launch of their next console. To MS, once you buy their console, they don't need to pander to you much anymore.

MS will have a strong showing for scorpio's launch, with tons of advertising, and PR. They will have a few heavy hitters announced at launch, then they will slowly do what they always do.

TheCommentator2694d ago

It's so obvious that MS is announcing all of its GAMES for Scorpio at E3 that only a Sony fanboy could miss it. You sound like a broken record, and we've explained this to you before, but here you are again with the same misguided comments all of your friends agree with. Sad.

If you disagree about MS having a GAMES agenda for E3, please explain to us all why MS would be debating showing off Scorpio before E3. They already announced several new features, so the reason is not features. It wouldn't be to make room to debut Scorpio (I know it's obvious to most, but given circumstances I wanted to make sure you realized this). So what does that leave besides GAMES?

GorillaTact2694d ago

Im excited for Sea of Thieves. If Rare takes it in the direction Im hoping it will be big. Sea of Thieves is a good investment, Scalebound looked generic from the start in my opinion. Im not bothered that it was canceled. Ion I dont even remember, so meh. Im hoping this is the direction the Xbox is taking with its first party stable. Phil Spencer clearly isnt going to sink money into any game, or studio that comes along. Creating a quality stable of exclusives takes a keen eye by management. You cant just keep throwing s*** at the wall hoping something will stick.

I believe downplaying the Scorpio is best for now personally.

2pacalypsenow2694d ago (Edited 2694d ago )


All the games on Scorpio will be on Xbox one so announcing exclusives for Scorpio would be a bigger fail than the 2013 XB1 reveal, It would leave all current Xbox fan confused since MS has said the Scorpio is not a New generation console but a better version like the PS4 Pro. According to MS the Scorpio is a beefed up Xbox 1.

freshslicepizza2694d ago

Even if they announce a bunch more games the responses here would be why would I need Scorpio if they have their games on the PC as well? Even though the majority of PS4 owners don't play games on the PC.

In the end it's become a waste of time trying to talk about Scorpio here. Nothing has changed, same old console wars going on.

morganfell2694d ago


Launching a console, even a powerful one, with no games is like shooting a rocket that has no warhead. It might fly up into the atmosphere but when it comes down to earth it is little more than a glorified lawn dart. Games are what gives any console the bang it needs.

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rainslacker2694d ago (Edited 2694d ago )


It's obvious MS is holding back what games it has for Scorpios release, leaving current X1 owners waiting it out for the good games.

At least last year they gave us QB early in the year.

Early this year, about all there is to look forward to is from 3rd party....and really only Mass Effect.

Am I misguided? Is Halo Wars 2 enough to make MS not worthy of criticism for holding back games....since you admit that they are holding back for Scorpio?

Isn't that enough to show that they don't care much about the current console, and given MS history of lacking support for older stuff, a good sign they may drop support for OGX1 sooner rather than later....because we're practically there now?

Who am I kidding. You won't see it like that. That takes a rational consumer to realize they're about to be shafted. Enjoy your Scorpio for the few years that MS supports it before doing the same thing again.

See decades of Windows and Office support, and their history of older console support for reference.

I have no problem with MS having a games agenda for E3, whether that's true or not remains to be seen. The problem is that their games agenda is likely to be aimed at pushing Scorpio, as opposed to pushing Xbox and showing their support for their userbase in general.

darthv722693d ago

lol @ morgan... what a fail that comment is. Had you said "missile" then it would have been on point but you said rocket. Not all rockets have warheads but all missiles do. No wonder they call you morganfail.

choujij2693d ago

"If you disagree about MS having a GAMES agenda for E3, please explain to us all why MS would be debating showing off Scorpio before E3."

They can't. They don't have enough games. Pretending they want to reveal Scorpio early (which in my opinion is just an attempt to make it seem that this years upcoming E3 presentation is very full), is just a marketing tactic that seems to work on a select group of people. After all, they did announce the Scorpio at the same presentation they showcased the One S, right? They have space and they're going to use it to explain why they believe you should buy it. Expect "most powerful console ever" to be one of their biggest reasons.

morganfell2693d ago (Edited 2693d ago )

Not all missiles are surface to surface. What's your point? A missile is the entire system whereas the rocket is what lifts the payload. No warhead, no missile, hence it is a rocket. In this case of reference a lawn dart. It's fairly simple. Shall I say it isn't rocket surgery?

And of course you cannot refute the logic behind the analogy, veiled Sony critic that you have always been.

Don't bother to quote some line or post because you have been, overall on this board, someone that has been for the most part very critical of Sony while most often giving Redmond a pass.

The only fail here is you attempting to play grammar critic, failing in that and and failing to address the real issue at hand. You claim to comprehend the point I was making yet feel literary choices reign over the central subject. Fail. Then again if you can't attack a person's point of view attack the person, right? How ridiculous.

darthv722693d ago

@morgan "Then again if you can't attack a person's point of view attack the person, right? How ridiculous." How ironic that I did not "attack" you as a person and yet you did me. I simply said your comment was a fail and it is.

In general, a vehicle powered by a rocket engine is called a rocket. Missiles are vehicles powered by rockets, to carry "warheads". It was your own words making reference to a warhead hence that rocket would in fact be a missile.

As for my position on sony, I dont attack them like some fanatics nor do i defend them like other fanatics. I give criticism as well as praise but only a one sided observer such as yourself would only see the half they want to. The same goes for the likes of both Nintendo and MS.

zb1ftw7772693d ago

The xbox one isn't lacking in games though.

darthv722693d ago (Edited 2693d ago )

@zb1... oh but every die hard PS4 fan will say it is lacking in the most important aspect of games ... "exclusives".

Personally i don't put the same amount of weight on exclusives as others do. I just play the games. I generally buy more 3rd party games than exclusives because there are only a few that appeal to me. Halo, God of War, Forza, Gran Tourismo, Infamous, Uncharted, Gears of War...

I spend more time with 3rd party games like shadow of mordor, fallout 4, dishonored 2. I say #allgamesmatter where as others would say #exclusivegamesmatter.

TheCommentator2693d ago (Edited 2693d ago )

Thanks for not answering my question, 2Pac. Also, thanks directing a comment towards me that has nothing to do with my post. I never said "Scorpio exclusives" because MS already said there wouldn't be any. Try answering the question!

Rain, ChrisX didn't say MS was holding back games though, did he? His cynicism is directed towards MS having no games to talk about, which is untrue since they DO have games to talk about... at E3. Really though, tell me how holding back a reveal for E3 is hurting an XB1 owner? Does holding back the reveal also hold back the development process? No, it doesn't. And seriously, quit trying to make it seem like showing a game on Scorpio somehow diminishes the reveal for XB1 owners because it's just not true. The gameplay will be the same on both machines.

Chojij, I respectfully disagree with your assessment, but I appreciate you answering the question with an idea that is at least plausable, so thank you for that. When I look at E3 last year, I recall that MS said that they were working on unannounced games and we still haven't seen them unveiled yet. IMO, the fact that they didn't show them last year suggests to me that MS is quietly building games they will be releasing soon after their E3 announcement. It's great that we can both intelligently debate about the subject. Chrisx, however needs to back off of the, "why don't they show games?" rhetoric though, because we've answered that question for him already and it's fallen on deaf ears, and that makes his approach at this point neither a debate nor intelligent.

LexHazard792693d ago

How do you know there wont be games using that power? Lol.. I bet State pf Decay 2, Sea of Thieves, Crackdown3 will all have Scorpio updates..and those are new games. Also we dont know what they have for E3. Either way I have so many games to play and many to finish, that not having a ton of exclusives doesnt bother me. And I have a PS4 Pro so thats been keeping me busy aswell.

morganfell2693d ago (Edited 2693d ago )

" In general, a vehicle powered by a rocket engine is called a rocket. Missiles are vehicles powered by rockets, to carry "warheads".

Which is why I stated Scorpio was similar to firing a rocket - no payload or warhead so thanks for confirming that when it doesn't carry a payload it is a rocket...which is what I stated from the start. I was right, you were wrong.

And you failed twice to address the issue of Scorpio or Xone having exclusive titles. Double fail. This is to be expected when you enter a thread, ignore the main issue and instead seek to belittle a person as you attempted and failed with me. And for what? Grammatical choices. What is next, spelling? How about the issue at hand? You are swinging at the wind, trying to hit a homerun and nailing yourself in the head with the bat.

Game, set, match.

Mr Pumblechook2693d ago

This article is clickbait because the content doesn't match the title. Aaron Greenberg did NOT praise the PS4.
He is well known for not ever directly saying PlayStation and praising the games so reading the title I was surprised that is why I clicked. In response to a question about Uncharted and Horizon being superior to Xbox offerings he says 'also great games! I have both systems and plenty to play.' Which can be a diplomatic answer but 'plenty to play' means he hasn't actually play them. If he said 'I've played Horizon and it is great' then that would be praise!

Sorry Gaming Bolt - keep it sincere.

BG115792693d ago

@Thecommentator So what you're saying is that MS is actually screwing up with Xbox One's owners by not developing or releasing almost any game on the Xbox One, just because they have a new console coming around... So basically Xbox fan's are once again getting the short end of the stick.
You know Ps4 fans couldn't care less about what games come out for the Xbox One, they have already a lot of good games that came out this year, plus a lot of other games that will come out this year.

TheCommentator2693d ago (Edited 2693d ago )

No, BG I actually didn't say that, and I even reiterated that there aren't Scorpio exclusives in a second post. SCORPIO GAMES ARE XB1 GAMES!!! What is it with PS fanboys, in general, not having the skills for basic reading comprehension? If this is how you guys understand context when you read, it's no wonder you also argue that MS has no games. Ignorance at it's finest...

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DaDrunkenJester2694d ago

PS4 has some big gaps in game releases also... its just they have been killing it this year already. UC4 launched in May and then they dind't have anything until October with PSVR, but then nothing until November for standard PS4.

Xbox released a ton of games last Holiday and its only early March and they still launched Halo Wars 2.

DaDrunkenJester2694d ago


Yes technically you're correct they have had some 3rd party and some smaller Japanese titles released in between their bigger games. My bad.

DaDrunkenJester2694d ago


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also lmao on your list, someone got triggered.


At least i'm right! Unlike you who spew bullshit.

Like I said, yes you're right if you want to count 3rd party and small Japanese games. Has Persona 5 even got a US release?

tyasia02694d ago

DaDrunkenJester: "Yes technically you're correct"