Spencer: We Have Just Signed Exclusives That Wont Be Ready for 2-3 Years, No Point i - NeoGAF
Source is WCCFTechhttp://wccftech.com/spencer-signed-exclusives-2-3years/In other words, don't expect much of anything from them until at least 2019, possibly 2020.QuoteWhen I started this job three years ago, hardware was a real focus for us because I thought we had more work to do there. Xbox One S shipped last year, the X is shipping this year, I love our hardware line. Xbox Live was something I wanted to focus, coming on Android, iOS, Windows PC because I really want people to play games on the place they want to go play.I agree and disagree with Spencer here, sometimes you can make appeal to consumers to make a blind leap of faith ala Phantom Dust/Scalebound and it can end miserably. So you can see how those situations should be avoided and its best to focus on the near future, however if theres one thing that bolsters trust in a brand its showing long-term software support. So whats more important, excitement or accuracy?
Our first party is a critical part of that equation. Yesterday, I know people want to see what were investing in new.
We are investing in new things, we signed things just recently that I thought, Hey, from a PR standpoint it would be really easy for me to put a trailer on screen, but then I know the game is not coming for another two and half or three years, so I didnt want to do that.
I understand some people would say, Hey, that would give me confidence in the future of Xbox This is a cheesy line, but Ill just say, trust that this is important to us as a platform. From the top CEO of the company down, if you talked to Satya (Nadella, Microsofts CEO) he would say I understand, we need to invest in content in the gaming space.That is important and we are going to invest. We have Sea of Thieves, Crackdown 3, State of Decay 2, Luckys Tale, Ori and the Will of the Wisps But I know what youre asking about. Big, triple A console games, I hear that and Im committed to that. Today I wanted to talk about things that if youre going to buy the console you will be able to play, but Ill continue to work to deliver games. We did on hardware, we did on platform and (backward) compatibility and we will do this on first-party as well. It is critically important.
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