Recently, Microsoft announced some exciting things for the Xbox One. The company revealed backwards compatibility, which allowed gamers to play their Xbox 360 games on their Xbox One. Microsoft is also bringing the Universal Windows Platform with Windows 10 to the Xbox One later this year. Now, in an interview with GameIndustry, Microsoft’s Kudo Tsunoda stated the Xbox One has “a lot more going on” than other consoles, especially the PlayStation 4.
Kudo said that the Xbox One “a lot more exclusive games than any other platform.”There’s a reason we’re able to put on two shows of content together. We’ve got seven exclusives coming this holiday. We’re giving people a lot more,” he added.
Kudo also stated:
“For a long time we’ve had PC gamers and console gamers who weren’t really able to play together. That’s why cross-play is still such a powerful idea. You should be able to play what you love, and play together, regardless of what device you’re playing on. It’s about connecting people.
It’s a really unique value that only we can offer. You still need very gamer-focused values, but there’s lots of things you can do with our technology. We’ve really got a lot more going on. We’re doing things that can’t be done on any other console.”
Talking about backwards compatibility, Kudo said:
“With backwards compatibility, it isn’t something that we just think gamers might want.We know. We’re looking for and soliciting that feedback. It was the number one most requested feature for Xbox One by far.”
Obviously, exclusive titles do indeed play a big role when it comes to console sales. It’s worth noting that Microsoft is rumored (take with a truckload of salt) to reveal a new “mini” version of the Xbox One, dubbed as the Xbox Mini. Nonetheless, it’ll be very interesting to see what the company will reveal in the coming months to take on its competitors. What do you think? Discuss in the comment section below.