There is no doubt that Xbox had a strong presentation at E3 2017 in which it showed a lot of titles. The problem is that the AAA exclusives that was shown can be counted on the fingers of one hand, a fact that did not please many of its fans. However, the audience of Xbox has nothing to worry about, since Phil Spencer, head of the brand, knows what fans want.
In an interview with Waypoint, Spencer said that fans can rest easy, since they have invested in new projects, and have closed some deals. However, the executive does not want to go the easy way to show something that is years away just to look good with the audience.
“We are investing in new things, we signed some things that made me think ‘hey, from a public relations standpoint it would be very easy for me to put a trailer on screen’, but I know the game will not come up in 2 years and half or 3 years, so I did not want to do this,” he said.
Later, Spencer made it clear that when he started in his current position, the company’s main focus was on hardware; However, with the launch of the Xbox One S and Xbox One X he is happy with what they offer. Also, he said that they are focused on launching more games so their consumers can enjoy their new console.
“Trust is important to us as a platform. From the CEO to the low spots, if you talk to Satya [Nadella] he’ll tell you ‘I understand, we need to invest in content in the gaming space… great AAA games for consoles is what I listen to, and I’m committed to this. [In E3 2017] I wanted to talk about things that you can play when you have the console, but I will continue to work on delivering games. We did it on hardware, we did it on the platform and backward compatibility, and we will do it also with first-party. It is something very important.”
What do you think? Do you think Xbox did well just showing the titles that will arrive soon? Tell us in the comments below.
As you know, Microsoft’s big focus at its E3 2017 conference was Xbox One X, the console that will allow games like Forza Motorsport 7 and Paladins: Champions of the Realm to run at 4K and a frames rate of 60 per second. This console will be available from November 7 in exchange at a price of $499 USD.