Thursday, December 26, 2013
Xbox 360 Does Not Have Enough Exclusives: Microsoft Comments

Xbox 360 Does Not Have Enough Exclusives: Microsoft Comments

The general consensus, one that’s actually true, is that Microsoft’s Xbox 360 does not have enough exclusives to keep owners of said console satisfied. Especially when you throw PS3 in the mix, a console that boasts so many exclusive titles that it’s hard to keep count. Microsoft, however, has responded to these claims, saying it’s not about “quantity”, but rather “quality”.

“Creating core IP, as many first-and third-parties have seen over the years, isn’t an easy thing,” corporate vice president of Microsoft Studious, Phil Spencer told Gameinformer Magazine (via Gamezone).

“I went through the process of creating Gears with Epic and I know the sweat, time, and effort that went into it. I also worked on things like Alan Wake, Too Human, Crackdown, and stuff that didn’t hit the same level of success, but had an equal amount of sweat equity and heart go into getting created.

So it will continue to be something that we focus on with new partners like Crytek and new people that aren’t announced yet. We do think that it’s fundamental that core gamers look at 360 as the place they want to play games.”

Spencer went on to add that ultimately it’s not about how many exclusive games a firm can pump out, but rather the quality of said exclusives, and to him, Microsoft has the best of the best.

“I do think that it’s [about] quality and impact, not number of releases in a year,” he concluded.

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  • linglingjr

    nobody cares about their opinion though right?

  • Joshua Tompkins

    So with Sony, I get 3 top rated exclusives like Uncharted and God of War a year plus all of their very good rated games such as infamous and killzone plus all of the third party games. While on xbox, I get 2 or 3 high rated exclusives and third party titles. Which would you choose? I love and play my xbox just as much as my ps3, but to use the quality over quantity argument is invalid. Sony puts out a large amount of high rated game spanning from the low 80s to the high 90s in reviews, and they span across many different genres, while MS releases 2 shooters, a racing game and a rpg game which get pretty good reviews, except the last installment of Fable which got good reviews but not great. If fable is put in that quality section then a whole lot of ps3 exclusives are there too.

  • Ghost250

    quality? really MS. sony continually puts out a grand quantity of quality exclusives every year. while you put out nothing, get over yourself like really.

  • nick

    oh for the love of god stop using the its too hard excuse!
    i miss the good old days when the 360 first came out, M$ had heaps of new IPs brought to the system!
    now all we get is gears this, fable that, halo with a fiffle bat!
    we need more new IPs like crackdown and alan wake.
    finally they create a new IP, and with one of the most amazing developers in the industry!
    and of course its a kinect exclusive.
    M$, WTFs wrong with you!?
    im starting to think theve been taken over by aliens or something, i mean this is not the M$ we know and love!
    what happened to the M$ who threw briefcases around to secure third party deals?

  • Ernice Gilbert

    @Linglingjr: People do care, actually. But that doesn’t mean their opinions are true. Speaking about MS.

  • Ernice Gilbert

    @Joshua: You sir, have the comment of the week. Great points there.

  • Ernice Gilbert

    @Ghost: MS put out about 3-4 exclusives a year and although the titles are good games, I fail to see how any rises above Uncharted, God of War, etc. Don’t get me wrong, I’d play Gears all day, Halo, too. But they’re not topping PS3 titles of the same…

  • Ernice Gilbert

    @Nick: “I’m starting to think theve been taken over by aliens or something.” ROFL! Too funny.

  • nick

    i cant think of any other explanation.
    i mean how else can a company go from spending hundreds of millions to get licensing deals with publishers, to completely ignoring them and pooling their money in crappy kids games, in the matter of 3 years!?
    i really hope M$ scrap this kinect crap next gen otherwise there going to have a very, very short generation indeed!
    people want the M$ that gave us crackdown, too human, prey, alan wake, and other fantastic new IPs!
    not the M$ who gave us freaking kinectimals!

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