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Xbox Series X Won’t Have First-Party Exclusives For Least Two Years After Launch

The upcoming next-gen Microsoft Xbox Series X console will not launch with any first-party exclusive games only playable on the new hardware for at least two years after launch. Instead, Microsoft will rely on its Play Anywhere feature to support older hardware and PCs including the Xbox One.

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The news comes from Microsoft Studio head Matt Booty who spoke with gaming site MCV.

“Over the next year, two years, all of our games, sort of like PC, will 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.”

Matt implies that most “launch titles” and games releasing for two years after the next-gen Xbox Series X launches will be supported by the Xbox One. Making these games multi-platform and not exclusives. In a way, it kind of makes owning the upcoming Xbox Series X pointless as some fans will already have a PC ready for next-gen so they can experience the games there anyway. This was an issue Microsoft faced when the Xbox One X launched a while back.

This business structure is nothing new for Microsoft as they have shown dedication to supporting their older software and hardware including the Xbox 360. This is the first time Microsoft has said that is new console won’t be launching with a dedicated slate of first-party games. Sure, players will have a load of Xbox 360 and Xbox One games to play on it thanks to backwards compatibility, but will it be enough to sell brand new hardware?

Whatever Microsoft is planning for the console, it will be a hard sell now especially for those who own a powerful PC or an Xbox One X. Why spend thousands on new hardware when the games can be played on what you already own? Especially when there is a competitor next-gen console with actual exclusives.

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