Microsoft: Exclusive Games Are Very Important To Xbox One

Microsoft has come under fire from fans for a lot of different reasons about the Xbox One.  One of those reasons, which carried over from the Xbox 360, is the lack of exclusive games.  Xbox One had three major exclusives when it launched (Ryse: Son of Rome, Dead Rising 3 and Forza Motorsport 5), but none of them were enough to sell the console.  2014 has been dry so far with Kinect Sports Rivals being the only true exclusive released for Xbox One.  Well fret not Xbox One fans, Phil Spencer, the new Head of Xbox assures that exclusives are still very important to Xbox One.

“Exclusive games will continue to play a major role for Xbox in the new console generation, just as they have in previous generations,” Phil Spencer said in an interview with Fortune. “I’m a true believer in our exclusive platform features like Kinect, SmartGlass, and the Cloud, but games have always been the bedrock of our consoles at Xbox. On Xbox One, we came out of the gate strong last November with Forza Motorsport 5, Dead Rising 3, and Ryse: Son of Rome, and we haven’t slowed down having just released Kinect Sports Rivals, and of course Titanfall. This E3 is important for us to show gamers our future plans for exclusives and third-party support.”

Spencer then reiterated that this will be a massive E3 for Microsoft.  Not only will we see games like Halo and Sunset Overdrive, but we’ll also see some unannounced titles.

“Right now I think we have a strong lineup of in-development exclusives, including games likeSunset Overdrive, Project Spark, Quantum Break, and Halo, in addition to some exciting titles you will hear more about at E3. It’s going to be great at E3 to be able to share the games coming exclusively to Xbox One, and it’s only going to get better.”

E3 2014 takes place June 10-12.  Microsoft will hold their Press Conference June 9.