So I looked at the upcoming console exclusives for the Xbox One. The pure console exclusives, not the ones you can play on the PC as well. Currently, there are about five games waiting to be released. Of those five, I’d heard of none of them. Of the games that have already been released, 35 are true exclusives. With those 35 games, Rare Replay and Sunset Overdrive were the only ‘full games’ that weren’t either an indie / arcade title (though the indie titles have been pretty solid, so far), or a Forza or Halo title.
Granted, if you cast the net further. Perhaps start looking at games which release on the PC or are exclusive to the platform. Then the list starts to look passable. But there’s nothing that’s really new. At least no new AAA looking titles. And there’s only one or two that really grab my interest.
Will there be many Xbox exclusives in 2017?
There are a few I’ve been looking forward to for a while now, like State of Decay, Cuphead, Below and Sea of Thieves. But the release dates for them are sketchy at best. Maybe they’ll be out this year, maybe they won’t. But when you look at PlayStation’s line-up, it’s a different story.
You’ve got a new Crash Bandicoot, Days Gone, God of War, The Last of Us Part II, Spider-Man, and Deep Down on the way. That’s just the games exclusive to the PlayStation 4, though. Open the net out and you’ve got a tonne of games, waiting to be played. Alex and I discussed it in this week’s GG EZ Live Show, on Facebook. You can check that out here (it’s from about the 10 minute mark).
Where are our exclusives?
So I’d like to know, where are our exclusives? I mean, some of the good ones have been cancelled already. Scalebound and Fable Legends are both gonners. What’s next? Below’s looking pretty ropey and Undead Labs have gone rather quiet about State of Decay 2 (though I’m relatively confident we’ll be seeing it late this year or early next year). It just feels like the Xbox One is lacking excitement at the moment. Though that’s not to say that the PlayStation is killing it with their exclusives – they’re just doing a slightly better job.
But what do you think? Do you wish that the Xbox One had better, or more, exclusives? Or are you happy with the big titles – your Halo Wars, Crackdowns and Forzas? Let me know in the comments below!
Oh, and before you say it. Yes I do realise that I brought this on myself by buying an Xbox One – cheers.