Xbox Series X Won’t Launch With Next-Gen Exclusive Games


Xbox Series X is aiming for a vacation launch, and a brand new console launch often comes alongside shiny new exclusives that showcase its energy. Microsoft has a unique plan in thoughts this time, although, as head of Microsoft Studios Matt Booty says its first-party video games will likely be totally cross-gen for the primary 12 months or two.

“As our content comes out over the next year, two years, all of our games, sort of like PC, will play up and down that family of devices,” Booty instructed MCV. “We want to make sure that if someone invests in Xbox between now and [Series X] that they feel that they made a good investment and that we’re committed to them with content.”

So fairly than pressure an upcoming sport to be unique to the Series X, Booty says Microsoft will maintain releasing video games for Xbox One and let the upgraded efficiency on the Series X converse for itself. That means ensuring its flagship sport, Halo Infinite, will likely be able to showcase the brand new console at launch.

“Our approach is to pick one or two IP that we’re going to focus on and make sure that they’re there at the launch of the console, taking advantage of all the features. And for us that’s going to be Halo Infinite, which is a big opportunity. It’s the first time in over 15 years that we’ll have a Halo title launching in sync with a new console. And that team is definitely going to be doing things to take advantage of [Series X].”

It’s a mannequin extra akin to a telephone improve. Games nonetheless launch throughout units, however you will get a greater efficiency with the newer {hardware}. Microsoft has signaled this course for the subsequent technology earlier than, particularly with its announcement that “Series X” is just one of potentially several models we’ll see within the coming years. The line of merchandise itself, the corporate has said, is now simply “Xbox.”

This could also be a raffle, nevertheless, as gamers who’re nonetheless in a position to take pleasure in video games like Halo Infinite on their present {hardware} could not really feel as compelled to improve. That might influence {hardware} adoption charges, after we know Sony is seeking to shift its player-base to PS5 more rapidly.

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