Microsoft promises 'tons' of Xbox exclusives

Xbox executive Aaron Greenberg says Microsoft will reveal numerous platform exclusives and world premieres at E3, hints that next Xbox will launch this holiday.

Microsoft has spoken out to promise "tons" of Xbox exclusives to be revealed during next month's Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. During Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb's latest podcast, Xbox executive Aaron Greenberg teased the news and suggested the next Xbox may be on store shelves by this holiday.

"E3 will be all about the games," Greenberg said. "At E3, I mean, if you're a gamer, it's going to be tons of exclusives, world premieres. Obviously, even beyond that we have a lot to share between then and this holiday."

If the next Xbox does launch this holiday, it will do so directly in competition with the PlayStation 4.

Greenberg also discussed tomorrow's high-profile next-generation Xbox reveal event, taking place at Microsoft's headquarters in Redmond, Washington. He said the presentation will focus on the new platform and will be full of surprises.

"We're really going to tell one story across two events. We're going to start on the 21st and really that's about revealing next Xbox platform [and] our vision for the future of games, the future of entertainment," Greenberg said. "We definitely have a lot of surprises planned. I know everyone knows that the Infinity Ward team is hard at work on world premiering Call of Duty: Ghosts and we're going to see what that looks like for the first time."

Infinity Ward yesterday launched a teaser video for Call of Duty: Ghosts, showing off an in-development version of this November's first-person shooter.

Greenberg further explained that the reason Microsoft chose to invite media to its headquarters for the announcement was so that they could get an "inside look" into how the platform came to life, directly from the developers who designed it.

"People are going to get a great inside look at really the making of the new platform and the team that's brought it to life. To be honest, it's really about the team, the people here," Greenberg said. "That's why we're inviting people to campus. We're going to bring them behind the scenes a little bit. We've never done this before and it's really exciting to be able to do that. It's a lot of laying the foundation. Just a couple weeks later we go to E3."

GameSpot will have full coverage of the presentation, which begins May 21 at 10 a.m. PDT. Microsoft is widely believed to announce its next-generation Xbox at the event and give first details about the long-rumored platform.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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1269 comments
kazama99
kazama99

MY GOODNESS!! Aweful when a potentially horrible system is getting exclusives! LOL I wasn't even planning on getting a Xbox one for a few years after launch anyway, but after hearing its rumors I don't really think I will be missing much. I don't usually buy systems on launch however.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

Well now you've spun all of that cable and skype shit into it, they had better make it tonnes of GREAT exclusives or I'm going PS4.

rrhammer
rrhammer

They have to have tons of exclusives. It's the only way to get people to buy the machine really. If you want to play some COD exclusive then it's their way or the highway. If the next Fallout game or Elder Scrolls is XO or PS4 exclusive then i'm just screwed i guess. I'm done with consoles. RROD. Crummy d/ls on PS3. I must've pizzed thru 2 or 3 each of 360s and PS3s. Everything works smooth and slick on the commercials. Then ya get it home...

strawhat1987
strawhat1987

whats the point of having tons of exclusives if the hardware sucks? the dreamcast, which was a superior system, had many exclusives and ended up dying.

thehip81
thehip81

Like the world needs another bloody 'Call of Duty'.... lol.. Creativity ==> Fail.

thehip81
thehip81

Lol, the only thing 'exclusive' this console has is hideous looks... 

Born_Lucky
Born_Lucky

When the entire staff "roundtable" at Gamespot said "no one cares about BC, and if they do they'll get over it", I realized at that point that all those people are blithering idiots.

I wonder if they even saw the comments at that point.? One thing's for sure - their credibility is shot to ****

jacmicdow
jacmicdow

I'm looking forward to seeing what Microsoft will have to unveil about the new system and any exclusive content that they will provide because I'd like to take everything into account before making a decision on which to go for. However, at the moment Sony's PS4 is in the lead in my mind. I hope all my Xbox Fanboy friends can take everything into account as well and go with the better system like me so we can game together since game creators now a days feel it is unnecessary to add split-screen co-op play to their games. :p


foxrock66
foxrock66

"Exclusives? TONS OF THEM!

Here's a new COD and Halo tv show"

Yeah try again

hastati4
hastati4

Anyone who was expecting nothing but games at MSoft's conference today was just being stupid. Today was their day to do what Sony didn't: show off the actual console and push their strategy of making it an all-in-one entertainment device.


Now, if they don't show significantly more games, including all these exclusives they claim to have, at E3 this year, then you can bitch, and rightfully so. A smart consumer waits until they know all the facts about the separate consoles before throwing their lot in with just one. That's what I'm doing.

got_ice_tea
got_ice_tea

I knew full well it was not going to be called the 720 Eddie Makuch needs the sack as he forever protested the fact it would be now hes gonna go on with hes failures and keep a job well i hope a polish person steals it. :D

surferosh
surferosh

as per their announcement, 15 exclusives in the first year after launch is their magic number.. 

osirisx3
osirisx3

so its a media box with kinnect controls. Everyone knows how great the pizza hut app was!

kye-mc
kye-mc

That conference was crap, It is no longer a gaming console, it is a media hub, goodbye xbox, hello Playstation.

TohouAsura
TohouAsura

Oh yes, LOOOAAADS.

Like Call Of Duty, more Forza, more halo, more FIFA, more NFL...

I'm not a frat boy.

shannybaybay
shannybaybay

just downloaded the viewing app. will watch it through the xbox


23 minutes and counting =p better be good!

Landsharkk
Landsharkk

I hope you all realize that today's reveal won't be full of games or new IP's.  They said it would be split into 2 sections, today's reveal being more about the console itself and then E3 being all about the games.

I expect today they will show off the console, any new tech/online features it offers, the new kinect 2, and focus more it's abilities rather than the games available for it.

Altmer45
Altmer45

Well I certainly don't like that news.  Exclusives will be good for Microsoft but bad for the gamer.  I don't want to be required to buy a specific console in order to enjoy good games; that feels like an ultimatum to me.  Consoles are supposed to be convenient, but I think this sort of thing is starting to chip away at the convenience. Personally, I've decided to try and skip the next generation of console politics.

Jock9
Jock9

I have to agree people, I am looking forward to the PS4 release, I am an Xbox 360 fanboy owning a 360 right now, but it's going in the wrong direction for me with Infinity, and I am looking for the PS4 to fill the void. Nintendo is falling into the dust slowly, some great Japanese games that they could port to Wii U, if they did that I would get the Wii U this year. Too bad Nintendo, you won't learn will you. 

TigusVidiks
TigusVidiks

tons of exclusives, or timed limited exclusives? Beyond Forza, Gears and Halo, I fail to see what exclusives may be there.

trivolution
trivolution

Xbox has Halo, Gears of War while Sony has Killzone, God of War.   I will be buying both console and I hope there will be more good games

JPL1982
JPL1982

Blocked used games resulting in a boycott by 60% of gamers ?

gamergath
gamergath

I don't want to see a "controller"! Like "You-know-who" did! (No names mentioned)

thehip81
thehip81

So 1990's VCR-esque... lol

LE5LO
LE5LO

@reaver8Cheers reaver8, everyone here should check that link.

It means I'm not buying one, likely nobody I know will buy one for that reason.

souther_hill
souther_hill

@kye-mc Proud Playstation fan for 13 years (and owner for 7)!

surferosh
surferosh

@kye-mc  that conference makes Sony look like a super heroes convention !

HowlPendragon
HowlPendragon

@Jock9 I doubt Nintendo will make any real changes any time soon, but I wouldn't dismiss Xbox 8 entirely. I'm a die-hard PS3 fanboy and I still think they might actually listen to the gamers for once in a long time. We'll know in about an hour and definitely by E3.

kagento
kagento

@TigusVidiks I'm thinking on similar basis... I really, really hope these so called exclusives do not count exclusive 3rd party games' DLC. 
If Microsoft wants this to work, they will have to show plenty more than just Gears and Halo.

bottaboomstick
bottaboomstick

@trivolution xbox has struggled in getting top notch exclusives. Halo was a great exclusive way back when but not so much so today. As a gamer i hope they do a better job...because sony blew them out of the water.

TigusVidiks
TigusVidiks

@trivolution Xbox- Forza, Gears, Halo, Fable, Lost Odyssey, VivaPinata, Blue Dragon, Alan Wake.
PS- Resistance, Killzone, GT, God of War, Uncharted series , Buzz series, Disgaea series ,Infamous, LittleBigPlanet, TheLastOfUs, Motorstorm, Ratchet and Clank, Valkyria Chronicles, Dust 314, Yakuza, Heavy rain... Still a few missing, but these are the most known.

HowlPendragon
HowlPendragon

@trivolution You left out about 6 other AAA titles Sony has, but I'm guessing those are the only ones you like

WantYouBad
WantYouBad

@TigusVidiks It is sad that only Gears of War, Halo, Uncharted, God of War, and The Last of Us are the only good exclusives you listed :o. Assuming The Last of Us lives up to expectations. But after they announced a season pass, I doubt I'll pick up The Last of Us.

HowlPendragon
HowlPendragon

@TigusVidiks And then you got all the indie titles too:

Guacamelee, Papo & Yo, Closure (PC a few months later), Journey, flOw, Flower, the Pixeljunk games and quite a few more

gamergath
gamergath

@HowlPendragon: I have just watched the XO (that's how I call it)... even though I saw the console, controller and the kinect.... No friggin gameplay was shown. Total letdown. Arggghhh