For those console gamers who have remained faithful to Microsoft, 2015 has been a big year in terms of new titles for the company’s XBox One. Given the availability of exclusive titles as vast, varied, and substantial as Halo 5: Guardians and Rise of the Tomb Raider on their side, the company certainly has enough of a presence in the current video game marketplace to compete with Sony and the PlayStation 4.
Even if the likes of best-selling and critically acclaimed titles such as Uncharted 4: A Thieve’s End and Bloodborne remain under the umbrella of the competition, the Xbox One is still the only console on which players can access franchises like Gears of War, or spend time fighting The Covenant as everyone’s favorite Spartan super-soldier, Master Chief. What’s more, word has it those lucky enough to own an Xbox One will be in for even more exclusive offers next year.
According to GameSpot, Microsoft marketing executive Yusuf Mehdi claims the XBox One will see its “best lineup” of original titles yet in 2016. In a speech delivered at the Credit Suisse Technology Conference, Mehdi was especially enthusiastic regarding his company’s continued hold on the gaming market, stating:
“If you like to game, this is the year to get an Xbox. We have Halo 5 launching. We have Minecraft on Xbox. We have Gears of War [and] Tomb Raider. The best lineup; next year will also be the best lineup. That’s led to really a great success on [Xbox].”
Given the hyperbole in such a statement, Mehdi may just be blowing smoke and talking big, though his company’s projected lineup of games to be released next year is certainly nothing to shake one’s head out. Supporting a wide array of original titles, including Crackdown 3 and Quantam Break, Microsoft might just deliver on what XBox marketing executive Aaron Greenberg stated back in October; namely that “next year’s lineup is as big if not bigger.”
Even if PlayStation 4 continues to dominate the popular conversation when it comes to the next-gen home experience, Microsoft has certainly maintained it own niche in the market. Most recently announcing its first batch of backward compatible games for XBox One, those who are sticking with their Xbox might be in line for some exciting exclusive titles in due time.
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