This generation has seen unprecedented adoption from consumers and that doesn’t seem to be changing with the outstanding lineup of games upcoming this holiday season. For those who are wondering why they should upgrade from their Xbox 360 to an Xbox One, the firm talked about some reasons you should consider.
Fall is always an interesting time of year for the industry, and part of that is because of the quantity of games released. The season has already begun and there are many more upcoming. Xbox boss Phil Spencer recently talked about the upcoming Fall for Microsoft and what opportunities lie ahead.
“This fall is interesting to us. We have millions of people still playing on their 360 and it’s great that they’re doing that, but when you think about reasons a 360 customer might move—If you grew up on Xbox, Halo is clearly going to be one of those things. It was and is part of the identity of the platform from a game perspective,” Spencer told VentureBeat.
For 360 gamers who are die-hard Halo fans, assuming finances allow for it, the decision to jump up to the Xbox One is an easy one. Microsoft and 343 Industries are bringing Halo 5: Guardians to the Xbox One this coming Oct. 27, as it will not be coming to the Xbox 360.
Microsoft has done a nice job of listening to its gamers and making changes as a result. Evidence of that is how they’ve stepped away from the emphasis on Kinect, given an Xbox One price drop and of course, introduced backwards compatibility, which goes live in next month’s November update.
“The addition of backward compatibility gives you another reason. Your 360 catalog moves forward. You have a Forza game. You have Call of Duty: Black Ops coming. If you think about that 360 customer playing their 360 every day, the games that have been staples for them. We have Halo 5 coming, backward compatibility, Gears coming out, Forza [already] out. It’s a culmination of many things. It can be an opportunity for us to move the 360 base to Xbox One. That’s our biggest opportunity this fall,” Spencer said.
Backwards compatibility is a show-stopping feature for the Xbox One and 360 gamers who may be a bit hesitant to leave their past-gen libraries behind shouldn’t worry about that as much with backwards compatibility. Microsoft has hit a stride with releasing new Xbox One content and doing so consistently.
Microsoft has several major launches ahead of themselves with Halo 5: Guardians and Rise of the Tomb Raider. The latter is a timed-exclusive and will be out on Xbox One and Xbox 360 on Nov. 10, while the former launches on Xbox One Oct. 27.