To convince more people to buy your console (or subscribe to your streaming service) there are many factors that come into play, but none is more important than have good video games … and that are exclusive.
It has been experienced by Microsoft, whose growth in Xbox Game Pass has grown at a slower rate than expected, in a year in which they have received many games, mostly indie, but few “AAA” exclusives (until Halo Infinite arrives) .
The future is bright, with plenty of exclusives thanks to studios they’ve bought or temporary exclusivity deals they’ve signed (like ARK II). Many more were announced at E3. And Microsoft could have a new exclusivity agreement with a third party, according to insider Millie A.
The words both parties use to define this agreement are “excited” and “delighted”, and it appears to be an agreement that Xbox would keep the game exclusively for its platforms, not just to launch on Game Pass
Like all rumors, take it with a grain of salt. Two famous insiders, Jez Corden of Windows Central (who recently revealed a lot of new Avowed details) and Jeff Grubb (who has verified the “Smash Bros.” rumor with Warner characters) claim to have heard nothing.
This Christmas Xbox Game Studios will launch Forza Horizon 5 and Halo Infinite, but for the future he has ambition to launch great productions, comparable to the narrative AAA of PlayStation. There will be an Xbox event soon, but it will be commemorating the 20th anniversary of the brand and Halo, with no ads.