Microsoft has announced that they will be focusing their investments on first party games (like Halo), rather than third party games (like Call of Duty). What does that mean? It means that Microsoft will be trying to develop a large, xbox exclusive, repertoire of games, so that you and I will HAVE to buy the Xbox ONE console in order to play them.
Hit the jump for more on the announcement and a video of some of the exclusive features of Xbox ONE.
First up: Rise of the Tomb Raider. It won’t be a fully exclusive game, but Microsoft will be releasing it as a timed Xbox exclusive-meaning Xbox ONE users will have exclusive access to the game first before it’s released for Playstation 4 users.
Phil Spencer, Head of Microsoft’s Xbox ONE division, explained the move by saying, “My strategy is more around first-party franchises, and investing in franchises that we own, and probably fewer exclusive deals for third-party content. I want to have strong third party relations, but paying for many third-party exclusives isn’t our long-term strategy.
This year the fact that we’re shipping Halo 5, Gears of War, Forza 6, Fable–we can only do that, and build the best line-up we’ve ever seen on the back of the franchises that we own.”
BUT I DON’T HAVE THAT KIND OF MONEY YOU BASTARDS! I was kind of hoping you would start offering Groupons and you know, free stuff… because I can’t keep stealing food from my roommate, and I can’t keep pretending I’m not home when rent is due. Mina you don’t have a roommate, you just snuck into some guy’s closet and come out when he goes to work. SHHHHH!!!!
Check the video below for some features of the Xbox ONE that were announced at E3. They’re gonna make you want to jump on the Microsoft wagon if you haven’t already (presented by Simon de Rochefort and Pixelkin).