Microsoft will bring more exclusives to the Xbox One

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Last week, Xbox fans had a bit of meltdown when it was revealed that Quantum Break – originally revealed as an Xbox One exclusive – was coming to PC as well. What’s gotten their collective goat, of course, isn’t just that it’s coming to PC, but that it’ll be headed to the platform on the very same day that it makes its way to the Xbox One.

“Microsoft is abandoning the Xbox One!” you’ll hear angry Xbox One fans wail. “This just isn’t fair,” you’ll hear from others. For whatever reason, those entrenched in particular platforms feel that having more people able to play a game is a bad thing. What many do seem to be angry about though, is that it makes the Xbox One seem redundant.

That’s not the case, and Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg wants to allay fears that the Xbox One is one a downward spiral towards obsolescence.

“Xbox is a big priority and a huge commitment, and we’re committed to innovate and, please do not let the fact that we’re also launching a game on the same day on Windows 10 change your perspective on the importance of the console business, our commitment to innovating on consoles, and continue to invest and bring more console exclusives, in addition to kinda growing the gaming ecosystem,” the executive said speaking on Larry “Major Nelson” Hyrb’s podcast.

So from our CEO down at Microsoft there’s tons of commitment and enthusiasm for our business. We are having tremendous success. We saw a fantastic Holiday, great growth year over year, we set Xbox Live records, and we saw double digit growth in our exclusive title sales. We have the highest attach rate in the industry, so business is good, healthy, and titles are doing well, and we’re grateful for all the love and support.

Hopefully people will see what we’re doing. Sometimes we’re innovating, sometimes we’re experimenting, and sometimes we’re sort of charting new ground on different things […]. Through all of that we always want to hear people’s feedback. We’re always listening. They may not always agree with 100% of everything we do, but we love the feedback. And that is a lot of what we do. We do different things, we try different things, and say “hey, what do you guys think of this, what do you think of that?” Because we involve them, just like we ask people to vote for what features we want to add. We added 200 new features this year.”

While this does smack a little of damage control, I don’t really think exclusives matter all that much anymore. Of course, they’re a nice thing to be excited about, but a game becoming available on another platform doesn’t take it away from your own.

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Last Updated: February 15, 2016

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Umar

    Psssssh, where’s the JRPGs you promised, hmmm Philly? Maybe I should write you a strongly worded tweet.

    • They are still trying to look up the definition of JRPG on Bing! but they are not having much luck. 🙂

      • Umar

        lol Bing…..Can’t believe they tried making Bing relevant.

        • Hammersteyn

          It’s brilliant For Academic Purposes

          • Pariah

            Oh quit fapping. There are children here… Wait, there are children here. WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            There are? Now I feel under dressed without my trench coat.

          • Pariah

            Its ok. Don’t worry about it son. Here, have some candy.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Is it one of those suckers with the child-proof wrapping? I’ve always enjoyed those.

          • Pariah

            Firstly, they child-proofed Rince? O_O

            Secondly, that’s sick man! He’s a Ginger!!!

          • Hammersteyn

            Correct term is African-Paprikarian racist!

          • Pariah

            Potayto / Potahto – they’re still gross.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            I try not to judge people on their fetishes.

          • Pariah

            But they’re all squelchy and so…

            Um…

            *leaves*

          • Hammersteyn

            XD

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Hey now, even he deserves some love. Not from me, but someone – I guess.

          • Hammersteyn

            Who mentioned fapping? You did 😛

          • Pariah

            “For Academic Purposes”

            We understand your “code” language peasant.

          • Hammersteyn

            But the children don’t

          • Pariah

            They do now?

        • HvR

          You mean not everybody uses the search engine the cool guys form Hawaii 5-0 uses?

        • Nap60

          Bing is the best because they give me free gift cards for searching.

          • Pharoah X

            Me too. I have received over $500 dollars thus far.

        • Pharoah X

          Bing is relevant. I love it. I search and get rewards for searching. Something Google does not offer. I have collected over $500 in Gift cards over the years jus from search.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Is that you Hans Brix!?

    • Aphasia

      Onigiri is available, and it sucks, like all JRPG’s, INCLUDING final fantasy. You want a Japanese game, buy a Japanese console

      • Umar

        LOOOOOOOOOOL Shame, you must have really bad tastes in games 🙂

  • Pieter Kruger

    Can’t believe a couple of people really got upset about this!!?? Just imagine a future where you would buy a game and get a PC AND Xbox One version in the same packaging, cross buy/play/save is awesome! ????????????

    • Hammersteyn

      Must’ve been enough people for them to respond. you should take to twitter and convince people that PC AND Xbox One version in the same packaging, cross buy/play/save is awesome! ????????????

      • Pieter Kruger

        No need, the well informed majority will see it that way!????

        • Hammersteyn

          If the majority did then why do MS feel the need to do damage control?

          • Pieter Kruger

            Well, because all the gaming websites made it headline news once again by using a couple of whining idiots responses as click bait! Wouldn’t call it “damage control” really, but still shows MS is really taking note of and listening to fans!????????????

          • Hammersteyn

            LOL clickbait

          • Pariah

            Wait, where are the boobs again? The title said boobs…

            Wait, it was noobs? Oh ffs…

            *leaves*

          • Hammersteyn

            ION…. almost miss those days

          • HvR

            #flashback_left_to_right_nekkid

          • Hammersteyn

            hahaha

    • HairyEwok

      Well they are testing the waters on that. Remember you get a token for PC if you get Quantum on Xbox: One. So if this works out well we could see it being a thing.

      • Pieter Kruger

        They already stated that they’d like to make this a platform thing, hoping it happens sooner than later!

  • HairyEwok

    I bet this is how Xbox looked while saying all that.

  • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    Moriots and idons complaining about making an IP available to more people and not just the cheapest platform for the game, by making the game available to more people you increase profitability, by increasing profitability you also increase reinvestment, which means better games, not just for the Xbone, but on PC too…

  • crizz1066

    Yeah who’s gonna believe them them with some all the bull crap, lies n spin the push out there

  • voiceOfReason

    Buying a game on Xbox or PC and getting it for free on the other platform is great but Xbox fans do have a reason to be upset. Many Xbox fans, like myself, have been waiting a while to play QB. There is no doubt that implementing cross play was a factor in delaying the game from it’s original release date although Microsoft will probably never admit it. Since the game was originally planned for the Xbox, anything that delays the game that isn’t required for the Xbox version is a legit reason to be miffed.

  • crizz1066

    Lies, lies, lies, spin, spin, spin!!!! Its seems as if M$ PR is just not up to the job. Yet again its releases information in bad or incorrect way, people kick out and say how annoyed they are. Then they come back and say oopps the didn’t explain it properly. Then 3rdly they say its the consumer who didn’t understand!!! Years of being the only OS on PC has meant they really don’t care about their customer base.

  • SupaHype

    This whole argument is dumb… Alot of people who play on console do not play on PC. PC is still kind of viewed as seperate from the consoles. A super single console exclusive makes no sense in todays market. The same thing can be said of a game that comes out on xbox360 and x1, or ps3 & ps4…. No one complains about those.

  • Franklins Tower

    Windows 10/xbox one is the largest gaming install base in the industry. Windows 10 releases require a windows 10 OS and windows/xbox store account. Very wise and very well done MS.

    • Pharoah X

      You figure over 200 million devices running windows 10. If they can get just 30 percent to buy in and buy the games they will slay the PS4 install base.

      • Franklins Tower

        Almost 300 million now and 30% windows 10 users are estimated to be gamers…ps4 install base is already slayed.

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