Xbox’s Matt Booty is making a powerful promise for next-gen Xbox owners: a new exclusive Xbox first-party game every three-to-four months.
As part of an interview with GamesRadar explaining the gaming company’s next-gen focus, Booty explained.
With the increased number of Xbox’s first party studios – including Obsidian Entertainment, Ninja Theory, Playground Games and more, Microsoft certainly has the potential to create a growing exclusive catalog.
“We feel really good heading into 2020,” head of Xbox Game Studios Matt Booty said. “We’ve got a goal of being able to deliver a game, roughly, every three to four months.”
“We feel really good heading into 2020. “We’ve got a goal of being able to deliver a game, roughly, every three to four months.”
Booty also explains the company’s previous focus on third party exclusivity, an issue that’s plagued the Xbox ecosystem since 2013. With Japanese publishers jumping ship to focus predominantly on PlayStation 4, Xbox is attempting to reel them back in.
“I think it’s super important to remember that content comes under Xbox through three avenues. So there is Xbox Game Studios; that’s our first-party.
There’s our third party, and we have got a tremendous volume of content coming in through third-party partnerships – and that includes things like we announced at X019, with series like Yakuza, Kingdom Hearts, and Final Fantasy coming to Xbox.
And then there’s this third avenue of content, which comes in through ID@Xbox; I’m always amazed by ID@Xbox, they put up these montage trailers that go on for like 20-minutes [laughs]. I’m blown away by the success that we’ve had with that programme.”
Recently, Xbox has appeared to be kicking its production up a gear. With new announcements from its first-party studios – such as Rare and Ninja Theory – to the upcoming Halo Infinite, Xbox may be back.