Xbox to invest in first-party games; Either opening or acquiring new studios
Hopefully they can move fast.
The current Xbox generation has been in an exclusive games drought since its release in 2013. Microsoft says that they have a few exclusives 'in the works', but the general consensus from fans is that the company needs to up their investment in first-party games.
Xbox Head Phil Spencer has revealed that Microsoft will be increasing investment in developing in-house games and it all starts with opening up new studios or acquiring established studios.
“We need to grow, and I look forward to doing that,” Spencer said to Bloomberg. “Our ability to go create content has to be one of our strengths. We haven’t always invested at the same level. We’ve gone through ups and downs in the investment.”
After canceling a highly anticipated game and closing down a studio for a fan-favorite franchise, it's about time Microsoft invests in their games again. Xbox exclusives have been one of the main reasons that Xbox consoles saw such high sales in the past - Halo was a system seller - and with the Xbox One X releasing tomorrow, Microsoft will definitely need to do some investing to help that console thrive.