Microsoft Executive Defends Lack Of Upcoming Xbox Exclusives


In the wake of news on The Last Of Us 2 and Super Mario Odyssey, some gamers are upset that Microsoft doesn't seem to be focusing too much on offering exclusives to their player base. Microsoft's general manager of publishing's Shannon Loftis defended the Xbox One's lineup of exclusive titles and says there are unannounced exclusives in the works:

"I think our offering is good and it is solid. I definitely hear that gamers want more. [...] We do have more coming; more that are in the works that we're not talking about now. But I feel good about what we have to offer for the launch [of Xbox One X]."

As for what else Microsoft might have planned, Loftis did provide an update on the Fable franchise not too long ago, and almost hinted that the company had something in development. As for what else Xbox owners can expect as some wait for the Xbox One X to launch this week, Loftis didn't indicate what was or wasn't being worked on. 

One thing she did get defensive about is some in the gaming community complaining that most current Xbox exclusives are currently available on the PC as well. Loftis' statement would appear to indicate that trend is not going to end anytime soon:

"I may be out in left field but I do not see how offering games on more platforms to more gamers is a bad thing necessarily, particularly in a multiplayer scenario."

That I can certainly agree with, and it falls in line with Microsoft's efforts to make cross-play across all platforms a reality. Why anyone would complain about making a game more accessible to an audience is beyond me, but I also understand gamers wanting developers to hoard their exclusives as to protect their console sales.

Are you disappointed by Microsoft's current offering of exclusives, or do you think they're doing alright?

Source: IGN