Microsoft Doesn’t Feel a Need to Wait Until Next Gen for Big Announcements
During a recent interview, Head of Xbox Game Studios Matt Booty said he’s confident on the company’s content pipeline going into the launch of Project Scarlett. This sentiment was shared during the XO19 livestream where Microsoft Head of Gaming and Executive VP Phil Spencer quipped that they had enough unannounced projects to keep busy for the foreseeable future. Matt Booty also gave details into Game Pass and how the company is looking at expanding the service beyond the games showed off at XO19 and how they might promote it moving forward.
“We feel confident about our content pipeline so that we feel we don’t need to save everything up for that beat,” said Matt Booty. You will see one of the most exciting line-ups that we’ve had coming from Xbox Game Studios in as long as I can remember, for the first time ever, we really have way more games than we know what to do with in terms of knowing when they’ll be announced.” Matt Booty’s enthusiasm for Xbox’s upcoming content will likely reinvigorate some fans of the platform that feel burned by a lack of great exclusives.
“What’s important to understand is that we are 18 months in on Game Pass. Netflix is over ten years old. If you were to go back and look at some of the things that Netflix did in their first two years, it’s easy for people to forget now because it’s been so long, but you couldn’t turn around sideways without seeing a Netflix ad for this promotional offer,” said Matt Booty about the Xbox and PC Game Pass service. “I think that as a subscription service emerges and grows that there are different ways of promoting it at different times.”
Are you happy with the exclusives Xbox was able to put together for XO19 or were you left wanting more? Are you a Game Pass subscriber who was in bliss during XO19? Let us know in the comments below!