Xbox One: Where are the new exclusive titles?

Xbox One exclusive titles

Last week saw the release of PlayStation 4’s Horizon Zero Dawn, yet another exclusive title locked to Sony’s console, adding to an already-growing list of brilliant games on the PS4. However, Xbox One has only seen a few exclusives launch over the last few years such as Halo Wars 2 most recently and titles such as Gears of War 4 and Forza Horizon 2. The most noticeable difference between the two consoles is that PlayStation 4 are pushing new franchises out completely, whereas Microsoft continue to feed off existing franchises like the Halo and Gears of War series. So why aren’t we getting more from the Xbox One?

In fact it seems like there is a deeper focus on pushing out dashboard updates which simply add a new button here and there and refinements to previous designs than there are new games coming out exclusively for the Xbox One. It’s fair to say the console suffered a lot from launch, what with its lack of 1080p natively running games and even now, we’re still seeing a lot of titles launch below this benchmark. Great games can still launch without spectacular performance, but when today’s standard is starting to exceed 1080p resolution now, you would expect most titles to be running at this with a decent frame rate as well.

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E3 2015: Did Microsoft impress?

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Microsoft had its E3 2015 showing on Monday night at 5:30pm (BST) and with it came a clear message that it has games to show. It was nice to have an E3 all about games and not like two years ago when it was all about next-gen consoles and not so much about new IPs and sequels.

Microsoft delivered a nice variety in titles and despite losing its rights to Call of Duty DLC first, everything seemed like a win to the company. Nothing has sparked an outrage and maybe that’s because Microsoft played it safe at E3 this year. They knew consumers wanted to see games and that’s what they delivered. Admittedly most of them also came from AAA title developers.

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