Ever since the Xbox One launched back in November 2013, Microsoft has been doing a fine job of consistently releasing quality content for the Xbox One, in addition to paying attention to what fans want. Microsoft believes they have the best exclusive content in the industry and that no company can match what they’ve been doing.
So far this summer, Microsoft has released Rare Replay, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition and Forza Motorsport 6 for the Xbox One. They still have a Halo 5: Guardians and Rise of the Tomb Raider coming over the next two months, making their holiday offerings all the more stellar. Microsoft’s Kudo Tsunoda spoke about what the company has been doing lately as well as the caliber of content Xbox One has been and will continue to receive.
“You can see that what we’re focused on is just delivering high value for our gaming fans – and I think a big part of that is just listening to fan feedback, which we’ll always continue to do. I think if you look at our competition there’s no way that people can really stack up with our exclusive content, and that’s an amazing part of what we’re doing at Xbox. And then stuff that I’m just super-excited about is the variety of content,” Tsunoda told OXM.
There has been a good amount of variety, quality and quantity in the offerings from Microsoft, and next year will most likely not let up in that trend. Microsoft has been consistent in getting games out on time, with Quantum Break being the one exception to that. It’s not easy for developers to hit release dates that are announced months in advance, particularly because game development can be so unpredictable, but you’ve got to hand it to Microsoft’s developers for doing the job they’ve been doing.
Backwards compatibility is coming to the Xbox One in this November’s update, and it’s going to be perhaps the most important update we’ve seen since the console launched. Tsunoda rounded out some thoughts on the things Microsoft is doing with the Xbox One and mentioned “where Xbox really shines.”
“Backward compatibility obviously is huge value for people, and we’ve got our blockbusters, but then you also see titles that really have a different look and feel to them – like Gigantic, a very different-looking game but super fun; ReCore; our awesome ID@Xbox games such as Cuphead.
“I think our exclusive content, the variety of gameplay that we’re able to provide people on xbox, and then of course, the high value that comes with enabling things like backward compatibility and listening to our fans – I just think that’s where Xbox really shines,” Tsunoda said.
Next month will see the highly anticipated launch of Halo 5: Guardians, as it will launch on Xbox One on Oct. 27. Following that will be Rise of the Tomb Raider, which is a timed-exclusive and will debut on Nov. 13.