Microsoft has continued to push its emphasis on the Xbox ecosystem rather than exclusive games, saying it is “not reliant on massive exclusive titles to drive console adoption.”
The quote comes from Cindy Walker, Senior Director of Platform Marketing at Microsoft, who admitted to The New York Times that “having Halo at our launch would have been tremendous.”
“We are not reliant on massive exclusive titles to drive console adoption,” she continued. “Our players will have thousands of games from four generations of Xbox available to play on launch day.”
Halo Infinite was confirmed for a holiday 2020 launch alongside the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X before a delay to 2021 was announced back in August of this year. Recently, Microsoft confirmed that Xbox Game Pass would add EA Play to its offerings, providing subscribers with hundreds of titles to download and play at no additional cost.
Do you agree with Microsoft’s stance, especially in the wake of Sony’s PS5 pricing and release date announcements earlier this morning?