The Xbox Two might have a real chance against the PlayStation 4. Even more, the Xbox Two might also dominate the market with an exciting lineup of Microsoft exclusives.
Let’s remember the Xbox One appeared to be a failed experiment the moment Microsoft announced it. However, things seem to be different for the next-gen console battle.
One bad turn after the next sealed the Xbox One’s destiny before it even launched. Remember, for example, that the console shipped with a Kinect bundle that nobody wanted.
It’s too late for the Xbox One to challenge the PS4 seriously. However, Microsoft has consistently laid the groundwork for a much more successful next-gen console.
Is Microsoft moving in the right direction?
Here’s why Xbox Two could surpass the PS% in both sales and performance on the next-gen war.
One of the best reasons is a bunch of upcoming exclusive titles for the Xbox Two. A secret to no one is that Sony has kept a premium lineup of studios working titles for their console.
We’ve seen, then, incredible games like The Last of Us and Uncharted by Naughty Dog, which is the main exclusive Sony studio.
More so, we’ve enjoyed jewels like the God of War 4 by Santa Monica Studio; or the Infamous franchise by Sucker Punch Productions.
Forza Horizon aside, Microsoft has always lacked on the exclusive department. There’s no Xbox exclusive that makes a PS owner jealous. Or, even worse, no Microsoft exclusive is compelling enough to make people want to buy an Xbox only to play it. And no, Halo or Gears of War are not enough.
Studios joining Microsoft
Fortunately, Microsoft has plans to release new exclusive via its Xbox Game Pass. The company already announced the acquisition of several game developers in 2018. One of such is Ninja Theory, creators of Hellblade.
Hellbalde is only available for Windows computers
Other studios include RPG specialists inXile and Obsidian. Notable titles by Obsidian Entertainment include Fallout: New Vegas, South Park: The Stick of Truth, and the Pillars of Eternity Bioware saga. Obsidian Entertainment also developed two sequels and Knights of the Old Republic 2 plus Neverwinter Nights 2.
On the other hand, InXile Entertainment’s most known property is the Wasteland franchise.
Lastly, studios Playground Games, Undead Labs, and Compulsion have also joined Microsoft.
All of these should result in a diverse catalog of exclusive titles for the Xbox Two.
The Xbox Game Pass
The games would be available on Demand through the Xbox Game Pass service. Xbox Game pass is a subscription service that grants its users access to both exclusive and classic games of the Xbox series.
The Xbox Game Pass would become more and more popular as Microsoft releases more exclusive games…other than the occasional Halo or Gears of War release.
If anything, we can expect Microsoft to take its service even further with their planned game streaming service. Furthermore, Microsoft is also planning to allow cross-platform gaming, not only with Windows computers, but also smartphones, tablets, and even the PlayStation.
And if there’s something that games like PUGB and Fortnite have shown us, is that people love cross-platform gaming.
The most powerful gaming console
While it was probably too late for Microsoft, it’s worth noting the Xbox One X is the most powerful console on the market.
Simply put, if you want the prettiest and smoother version of new AAA games, chances are you’ll do better with the X console.
If Microsoft’s next juggernaut also bests the PS5, then Sony will be in real trouble.