According to their own statements, the managers of Microsoft have learned from the mistakes of the past few years. The Xbox Series X players are said to be able to look forward to a varied first-party line-up.
After Sony Interactive Entertainment gave us a first look at the PS5 line-up last month, Microsoft will follow suit this week. For example, a large online event will take place on Thursday, July 23, 2020, at 9:00 AM PT. at which Microsoft would like to take a closer look at the in-house productions of Xbox Game Studios.
As Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft’s gaming division, assured in the run-up to the event, the Redmond company has learned the lessons from the mistakes of the past few years. In recent years, Microsoft is known to have faced the accusation that there was little reason to choose Xbox One for the exclusive titles.
According to Phil Spencer, the company wants to improve on this and deliver on the Xbox Series X nothing less than the most varied first-party line-up in the history of the company. In that sense, Spencer declared that Xbox Series X will have “the most diverse collection of first-party games that we’ve ever had,” in an interview with Polygon.
“I honestly think we’re in the best launch lineup position that we’ve ever been on Xbox. When I think about the strength and depth of the games that people are going to be able to play day one on Xbox Series X — not only because of [backward compatibility] — and the way that Game Pass really allows the total cost of ownership of our console, I think is a real strength,” Spencer further commented.
Xbox Series X will be released this Christmas season. The exact date and price of the next-gen console should be announced at a later date.