For decades it has been normal for every company to release exclusive games for their own console. Xbox boss Phil Spencer, however, assumes that console-exclusive games will decrease in the coming years.
Xbox boss wants gamers to do more together
There are now numerous games that can be played on multiple platforms and crossplay options are also increasing. Nevertheless, there are some exclusive games for the PC as well as for the PlayStation, Xbox or Nintendo. Some make it to other platforms after a certain amount of time – but this is by no means the rule.
In an interview with Bloomberg, Phil Spencer expressed hope that platform exclusive games will decline in the future. It would be healthier for the industry, if they were available on multiple systems. As an example, he cited a fact that cannot be completely dismissed:
Maybe you buy an Xbox for your household and I buy a PlayStation and our kids want to play together but can’t because we bought the wrong piece of plastic to plug into our TV, Spencer says.
He would rather people allow you to find and play with friends, no matter the device and according to Spencer, that would also be good for the industry because it could grow (source: Bloomberg).
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Xbox: Nevertheless, exclusive games have still been announced
Although the Xbox boss is in favor of getting rid of platform-exclusive games, some games are still planned for Microsoft’s console.
Bethesda titles Starfield and Redfall will be released in the first half of next year exclusive to the Xbox Series X/S and PC and Elder Scrolls 6 should not be available for PlayStation consoles either.
After taking over Activision Blizzard, Microsoft would also have the option of releasing the CoD series exclusively for the Xbox in the future. However, the company has already confirmed that the brand will not become exclusive to Xbox“because it just wouldn’t be profitable”.