At the time of launch, Series X, which is the first-party titles from studios owned by Microsoft will be exclusive to the next-gen console.
All the different games which have been launched for the upcoming Microsoft Xbox Series X console will be cross-generation releases for a minimum of two years as per report by Engadget. At the time of launch, Series X, which is the first-party titles from studios owned by Microsoft will be exclusive to the next-gen console.
MCVUK, Xbox Game Studios chief, Matt Booty, in an interview with Engadget, said, “As our content comes out over the next year, two years, all of our games, sort of like PC, will play up and down that family of devices.” “We want to make sure that if someone invests in Xbox between now and [Series X] that they feel that they made a good investment and that we’re committed to them with content,” he added.
Exclusivity should ideally make the transition to Series X smoother
Earlier also Microsoft had announced that its upcoming Halo: Infinite will be available on Xbox One as well as Xbox Series X and PC and hence, it was made a cross-platform launch.
Even though these games will be made available on the earlier generation console, developers can still take advantage of the Series X’s advanced hardware to provide players with additional features. We already have enough hints that all the upcoming games will extend support to hardware-accelerated ray tracing, variable refresh rate and 8K resolution, Currently, all of these are not available on the Xbox One series.
This approach to exclusivity should ideally make the transition to Series X smoother. Hence, users who cannot afford to upgrade as soon as the console launches won’t be entirely left out. There will be few third-party Series X exclusives at the outset, but the Xbox One owners will still have access to several next-gen games, months before xCloud comes into play.