It has been a spectacular year for the PS4, with the console getting a plethora of amazing exclusives, including Nioh, Gravity Rush 2 and the newly released Horizon: Zero Dawn. The recent announcements of even more upcoming exclusives from loved series’ like Persona 5, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and The Last Of Us 2 especially have driven fans into a frenzy. It seems Sony is delivering and keeping its PlayStation playerbase happy, while simultaneously drawing in even more players from rival consoles.
Microsoft, on the other hand, hasn’t delivered much in terms of Xbox exclusives compared to the PS4, and the exclusives gap between the two has slowly grown into a canyon. Even the recent launch of Gears Of War 4, Dead Rising 4, Forxa Horizon 3 and ReCore hasn’t saved Microsoft from criticism. Paired with the heavy blow that Microsoft recieved with the cancellation of Platinum Games’ Scalebound, Xbox fans aren’t too happy at all with the lack of solid exclusives.
But Microsoft’s head of Xbox games marketing took to Twitter to defend the Xbox One’s exclusives line-up. When a fan tweeted to him, asking about when the console would be getting exclusives, he replied “You must have missed the Gears 4, ReCore, Forza Horizon 3, Halo Wars 2 & Dead Rising 4 we just shipped recently!”
But when he was met with the stiff reply of ‘This doesn’t compare with the likes of Horizon or Uncharted’, he responded “Also great games! I have both systems and plenty to play.”
Greenberg follow this by posting a cool photo that Crypt Concepts did for the Xbox Scorpio, teasing the upcoming high-end console. The photo shows a Scorpion comprised of mini Xbox icons. The Xbox One Scorpio is yet to be revealed, but it is speculated that the console will be probably will be revealed before or during E3 2017.
Sony has an even stronger line-up of upcoming exclusives, much larger than the Xbox Ones upcoming exclusive line-up. There is still hope for the Xbox One, with Crackdown 3, Sea of Thieves, State of Decay and other exclusives to be released in the near future.