No first-party Xbox Series X exclusives for at least a year
There will be no Xbox One Series X exclusive first-party games from Microsoft during the console’s first couple of years, according to head of Xbox Game Studios Matt Booty.
Usually, platform holders use next-gen exclusive titles to sell consoles, but Booty revealed in an interview with MCV that all Xbox Game Studios titles releasing over the next year or two will be playable across all Xbox consoles.
“As our content comes out over the next year, two years, all of our games, sort of like PC, will play up and down that family of devices,” he said. “We want to make sure that if someone invests in Xbox between now and [Series X] that they feel that they made a good investment and that we’re committed to them with content.”
This only counts for first-party titles, so there still may be some Xbox Series X exclusive titles from third-party developers.
Microsoft officially unveiled the Xbox Series X to the world during The Game Awards last month. The upcoming console will feature a processor based on AMD’s Zen 2 architecture, high-bandwidth GDDR6 RAM, an SSD, and support for up to 8K resolution and 120 FPS.
Xbox Series X is scheduled to hit stores during holiday 2020.
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