It's bad enough they had to pay a huge sum of money to get exclusive deals with Insomniac and Sunset Overdrive., who has always been a PS developer and was groomed by Sony since the dawn of the original Playstation and Disruptor/Spyro The Dragon series.
Now, they're signing exclusive deals with large third party titles for a multiplat series (which, of course started and was successful on PS1 and made the Tomb Raider/Core Design/Square Enix names what they are today....well...minus Core..)
Hey Microsoft!!! How about you do the honest thing (like your competition does) and create your own companies, partnerships and IPs without pissing off fans of existing ones. Maybe if you weren't lazy you could find some real talent who could think of brand new, creative IPs that might make me actually respect your brand and company.
Seriously, Xbox only ever exists for two reasons: first person shooters and online gaming. You'll never have the diversity that Nintendo and Sony have and it's a damn shame.
Also, a little off topic..but why would Microsoft flat out BUY Gears and Halo instead of working out a contract for Bungie and Epic? Xbone would be serious trouble for PS4 had this happened and Destiny was exclusively made for Xbone. Halo and Gears will eventually die off or at least go to crap like most franchises overtime. It's like if Sony had purchased Crash Bandicoot instead of actually going into contract with Naughty Dog. Where would they be now? Sitting with a 1990's platformer. They're successful because they partnered with the company, not the franchises.