Xbox’s Exclusives Lineup Defended By Executive Shannon Loftis – Future Content Teased

Xbox's Exclusives Lineup

The day has finally arrived for gamers to get their hands on Microsoft’s latest console, the Xbox One X. Considered to be the most powerful console ever, fans are now tasked with the decision to upgrade, get a new console altogether, or wait and see what everyone else thinks. A big factor that goes into purchasing a new system is considering what titles are available for said platform. When it comes to Xbox’s exclusives lineup, many have felt that it has been lacking over the years. Executive Shannon Loftis has recently come to the defense of the short list, even teasing a few future announcements.

In a recent interview, Loftis went to bat for the Xbox’s exclusives lineup, stating that she was confident in the small collection. She even acknowledges that fans desire more and teases exactly that. Here is what Loftis had to say:

I think our offering is good and it is solid. I definitely hear that gamers want more. Would we love to have two-dozen more super-strong, absolutely exclusives? You bet. We do have more coming; more that are in the works that we’re not talking about now. But I feel good about what we have to offer for the launch of Xbox One X.”

With the power that the Halo, Gears of War, and Forza franchises bring to the table, the company isn’t necessarily struggling for help. Even newcomers Super Lucky’s Tale and Cuphead bring a certain amount of significance with them. PUBG is also heading to the Xbox One as a “console launch exclusive” on December 12. Gamers can even enjoy console tiles on PC via the Xbox Play Anywhere system, leading many to wonder if they can actually be called exclusives. Shannon questions whether or not that is necessarily a terrible concept:

Regarding Xbox Play Anywhere and games being available on PC, I may be out in left field but I do not see how offering games on more platforms to more gamers is a bad thing necessarily, particularly in a multiplayer scenario.”

This is rather evident in the revival of classic fighting game Killer Instinct, which made its way to both of Microsoft’s platforms in 2013. While it’s a great example of the use of the multiplayer tool, Loftis noted that the company doesn’t witness much overlay between Xbox One and PC gamers enjoying Play Anywhere titles. She also mentions that Xbox fans’ feelings are understood, saying that she doesn’t “want to disregard the feelings of the people that care deeply about exclusives for Xbox.”

Xbox’s exclusives lineup may not be as expansive as other consoles’, but it is mighty. With Crackdown 3 coming in 2018 and more unannounced goodness on the way, one can only imagine how large the list might someday become. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for other gaming news, check out the following:

What say you, gamers? Have you always found Xbox’s exclusives lineup to be a bit lacking? Does Shannon’s defense inspire confidence in you for the future? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!

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Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.


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