Microsoft has revealed that it won’t be releasing a bunch of exclusive games in line with the launch of its upcoming next-gen console, Xbox Series X, as it continues to support backwards compatibility and devices with longer shelf-lives.
Instead, customers will have to wait until 2022 for exclusive titles.
In a recent interview, studio head Matt Booty explained to UK gaming site MCV that as the brand’s content comes out over the next few years, it wants to implement a more PC-like experience with games that “play up and down that family of devices”.
“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,” he continued telling the publication.
While it’s surprising in regards to what competitor Sony has been doing across the last few years along with its plans for PS5, the move is rather expected from Microsoft. The company has already confirmed that it intends to make all first-party games on Xbox playable on Windows 10 as part of its Xbox Play Anywhere initiative.
Back in June, it stated at E3 that the new, then-unnamed console, would support Xbox One games.
It has already been noted that Halo Infinite will come out on Xbox Series X, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows. It seems safe to assume that the recently-unveiled Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 will have a similar roll-out.
Xbox Series X is released on Friday, November 20, 2020.
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