Console exclusives has been a rather hot button when it comes to Xbox One as of late. Although it would be the logical thing to do to wait for an event such as E3 before jumping on the anti-Xbox bandwagon in terms of lack of exclusive titles, many have pointed out that up until now this seemed to be an area that Microsoft were lacking in, probably not helped by the well documented cancellation of Scalebound.
Nevertheless, Microsoft’s E3 conference has been and gone, and whilst it showed off some rather impressive looking third party titles such as Shadow of War and Assassin’s Creed Origins, there was plenty to shout about in the console exclusives department. Highly anticipated titles such as Crackdown 3, Sea of Thieves, State of Decay 2, Forza Motorsport 7, Black Desert and many others were on show, highlighting what Xbox One owners can expect in the near future. 22 exclusives in total were showcased, including ID @ Xbox titles and Triple-A releases that look to bolster Microsoft’s roster.
A number of titles received release dates (or release windows at least) to the delight of many fans. The rather elusive Cuphead for example will be available on September 29th, whilst zombie survival sequel State of Decay 2 will hit the shelves sometime in Spring 2018. Meanwhile, Crackdown 3 (starring Terry Crews) will be available for the launch of the Xbox One X on November 7th. The Ori and the Will of the Wisps presentation also impressed, though no release date was in fact revealed.
Though the Xbox One X reveal took center stage, there’s some improvement as far as the amount of exclusives coming to the console.
Did you think Microsoft did enough from an exclusive point of view, or was this overshadowed by the announcement of the Xbox One X? Let us know in the comments section below.