The Electronic Entertainment Expo, better known as E3, is now officially underway and one of the major is already done with their time on the spotlight. Microsoft’s conference is over and fans got to see a ton of amazing games. However, the term “Xbox One console launch exclusive” might’ve confused a lot of gamers.
Microsoft surprisingly revealed a ton of Xbox One console launch exclusive titles for console owners to get excited about. At first glance, the term makes one believe that Xbox One “console launch exclusive” titles are coming only to the Xbox One and Windows PC, but that’s not entirely true and the gaming community is very confused.
Basically, the term Xbox One console launch exclusive means the Microsoft equivalent of a timed exclusive. After launching for the Xbox One, the title will likely be available for other platforms, such as the PS4. Unless Microsoft says it’s exclusive for Windows PC and Xbox One, it’s not really an exclusive title for Microsoft.
Some of the titles that are said Xbox One launch exclusives include:
- Black Desert
- Deep Rock Galactic
- The Artful Escape Of Francis Vendetti
- The Darwin Project
- The Last Night
Though unconfirmed, these titles are highly believed to launch on the PlayStation 4 eventually. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, on the other hand, is already confirmed to launch on the PlayStation 4. As for the true Xbox One and Windows PC exclusives, some of the games include Forza 7, State Of Decay 2, Crackdown 3, and the new MMO title Sea Of Thieves.
Bioware’s new title, Anthem was, Microsoft’s closer and it was easily one of the show stealers at Microsoft’s press conference. It isn’t a Microsoft exclusive though as the game will launch on the PlayStation 4 as well. It looked like Anthem was an Xbox One exclusive based on how much importance Microsoft gave to Bioware’s game.
It looks like Microsoft tried to add in the word exclusive as many times as they can during the conference as a form of a marketing strategy. For years, Xbox One owners have been disappointed with the lack of exclusive titles for the console. The company might be trying to draw in more possible buyers of the upcoming Xbox One X, which will be launched this November for $499.