We’ve been here before, gamers claiming the PlayStation 4 is better than the Xbox One and vice versa for various reasons. At the end of the day, however, it’s great to have a choice. That being said, there is no question that Sony definitely brings more first-party exclusives to their PlayStation 4 console and Xbox One exclusives are lagging behind. Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, weighed in once again when asked by a gamer on Twitter about the disparity between the two consoles.
Our hardware took time, our service/platform/BC took time and continuing to grow our 1P will take time. A high quality and diverse 1P (yes, with SP) built the right way is our goal and what our customers deserve. We can have similar results to what we’ve seen in hw and platform.
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) April 13, 2018
While the Xbox One does have some exclusives, including the recently released Sea of Thieves, with more on the horizon (Crackdown 3, and State of Decay 2, for example), long-standing Xbox franchises like Gears of War and Halo have been strangely quiet as of late. If Spencer’s tweet is to be believed, first-party and single player exclusives are top-of-mind for Xbox and the company is taking their time to make sure that Xbox gamers have “high quality and diverse” options.
Microsoft has always seemed slow out of the gate with each console generation, whether it be the hardware or games, but they always seem to catch up at some point with their seemingly “in it for the long haul” mentality. The Xbox One X is easily the best hardware you can get in the current-generation of consoles but the lack of exclusives is definitely a deterrent for some, regardless of how well multi-platform games play on it. Hopefully Spencer’s tweet is an indication that we may see something big at E3 in June with regards to Xbox’s first-party and single-player exclusive roadmap.
What do you think about Phil Spencer’s tweet and the lack of first-party exclusives for the Xbox One? What exclusives would you like to see come to the Xbox One family of consoles? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.