In an interview to Metro UK, Xbox chief at Microsoft Phil Spencer spoke about lots of topics including the future of first party titles for Xbox One, Sony and Nintendo’s E3 presentation, future of Kinect and more. For a question about exclsuive games getting released for Xbox 360 despite the release of Xbox One, Phil replied that they will continue to sell millions of Xbox 360s before the generation is done. And they are planning a healthy line-up of games for Xbox 360 users along with Xbox One. Read the excerpt below.
GC: I just worry that’s not enough for sustained growth and to ensure interesting, exciting games. And perhaps most importantly games that are specifically designed with the next gen in mind. Because you’ve also got a number of last gen-only sequels still being made, like Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, and even you’re still making cross-generation games with Forza Horizon 2. I don’t understand that at all. Shouldn’t you be doing everything possible to encourage people to buy an Xbox One?
PS: But we have millions and millions of people on 360. If you bought your Xbox 360 a year and a half ago, I think we have an obligation there. We’re going to sell millions more Xbox 360s before this generation is done and when people make a £100+ commitment to us, they’re gonna come in and buy an Xbox 360, I want to make sure that there’s content for them. It’s an investment in the new generation of consoles, not every game is going to go to 360 but I want to make sure the 360 has a healthy line-up of software from us and from third parties. And I think that’s important… not everyone bought an Xbox One at launch.
GC: Under normal circumstances I’d say fine, but there are so few next gen-only games due this year, and so many multiformat games are being held back by being cross-generational. And in the games industry, especially amongst third party publishers, they always seem to have the feeling that someone else will sort out the problems, that it’s not their concern. And well, if that’s the case then it’s down to you, the console manufacturer, to encourage them and to lead by example.
PS: Most of the third parties will support both generations for a couple of years, right? For a third party this is the nice part of the curve for the last generation, because you’ve got millions of people out there and they want to sell content that these people will buy. They also want to kickstart the new generation successfully, so you’ll see a lot of them doing a little bit of both. For us in first party, our primary focus is Xbox One. You saw that on stage, we tried to show a breadth of content that you could buy in 2014.
Read the full interview from the source link below. It is really worth a read!