Microsoft Needs Fresh IPs to Make the Xbox Series X More Attractive

The next generation of consoles is around the corner will hit the market by the end of the year. Dedicated Xbox and PlayStation fans have already reignited the flames of war as they argue about which control is best on several platforms.

Besides the impressive technical specifications that promise a superlative experience, it is also important to take into account the number of new and old game franchises that will be showcased on the upcoming devices. While each company has popular exclusive titles, it is not hard to observe which console was more popular this generation.

PS4 wins the 8th race

With more than than one hundred million PS4 units sold around the world, Sony is the undisputed champion of the current console generation despite Microsoft’s best efforts. Many buyers have been attracted by the large number of exclusives that are available on the platform, even if some of them were timed and are now available on other platforms.

Among the popular true exclusive titles, we can count hits like Dreams, God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn, Marvel’s Spider-Man, and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. Sony has a few aces left, as the anticipated The Last of Us: Part II and Ghost of Tsushima will be released soon, the icing on a cake which is already tasty.

The consequence of going multi-platform

Microsoft hoped that flagship franchises like Forza, Halo, and Gears of War would be enough to keep the interest of fans, but this wasn’t the case. While new titles in these series performed well, they were far from pulling the same number of people as the PS4 titles did.

The decision to favor releases on Xbox and Microsoft Windows at the same time ruined the feeling of exclusivity for many fans, and its no wonder that many preferred to play these games on PC, as they often perform and look better.

However, the green team has purchased several first-party studios, and some fresh IPs could surface on the Xbox Series X at launch.

 

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