Xbox spokesperson isn’t worried by Halo Infinite delay: “We are not reliant on massive exclusive titles”

Microsoft isn’t all that worried about not having Halo Infinite at launch.

by Jason Coles
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While the PS5 might be getting its release date and price revealed later on today, we already know that information when it comes to the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X.

One thing that does remain a mystery is which games will be exclusive to the consoles. We know that the PS5 will have more exclusives, but we don’t have release dates yet.

One of the key exclusives for Microsoft was meant to be Halo Infinite, however, that’s now been delayed into next year.

Is this something that Microsoft should be worried about?

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Microsoft isn’t worried about exclusives

Well, according to a statement made to The New York Times, this simply isn’t something that they’re really worried about.

“Having Halo at our launch would have been tremendous, but we are not reliant on massive exclusive titles to drive console adoption. Our players will have thousands of games from four generations of Xbox available to play on launch day,” said Cindy Walker, an Xbox spokesperson.

If you’ve been paying close attention to everything Microsoft has been doing then this won’t be a big surprise, but it’s also quite nice to have it stated so clearly.

The question though, is whether or not Microsoft can find success without exclusive games.

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Do exclusives matter?

Historically speaking, it does seem like exclusives do matter. They certainly seem to the people who spend a lot of time gaming.

The thing is though, Microsoft is trying out something we’ve never really seen before.

Rather than worrying about exclusives, they’re going for accessibility. The fact that you can play so many games thanks to Game Pass is one thing, but you’ve also got the incredibly low price of the Series S as well.

Maybe Microsoft just isn’t interested in competing with Sony any more, and they’re trying to find themselves a new niche to exist in.

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Jason Coles