Microsoft is Investing a Billion Dollars in Xbox One Games

When Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One earlier this month, the company emphasized the fact that it was focusing heavily on exclusive games for the console. In fact, the company said there would be 15 exclusive Xbox One titles in the console's first year of availability. This week, it emerged just how much the company is spending to ensure there's no shortage of exciting content for its new baby.

OXM reports that Microsoft will invest one billion dollars in next generation titles. That price them those 15 exclusive titles Microsoft talked about its Xbox Reveal event, including eight new IPs. OXM spoke to Don Mattrick (President of the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft) and Phil Spencer (Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Studios) and cites the former as saying people are "way, way under-indexing how hard [Microsoft is] punching" when it comes to exclusives. 

"We're going to come out with detail on things and people are going to go, 'oh my god,'" said Mattrick. "Like, 'they were focused, they made this a core goal, core activity'. There are great hits, there's innovation, and there are world class creators plugged in."

Microsoft didn't talk too much about games during its Xbox One reveal, but is expected to reveal all during E3 the week after next. We'll be on hand to bring you the latest, so stay tuned!

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  • How many of those "exclusives" will end being kinect garbage and kids games?
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  • I just invested in next gen gaming myself, its called a GTX 780. Money well spent.
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  • How much of that billion will be spent on advertisement as opposed to game development?
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  • I really do feel like some people are not giving Microsoft enough credit. Yes, the used game DRM and once per 24 hour internet connection requirement suck, and hopefully MS will realize that and get rid of those features before launch. But one of the biggest complaints about the 360 was the lack of exclusives. MS seems to be hitting back hard on that front, 15 exclusives in the first year, 8 of which are new IP's, that's as many exclusives in one year as several years on the 360, and more than any single year on the PS3 (possibly more than any 2 years combined). Some people are saying that MS is concentrating more on the media features, on taking over the tv, but they're clearly still placing gaming higher on the priority list. I can't wait to see some of these new exclusives at E3, and not just Microsoft's, but the exclusives Sony is sure to have saved for E3 as well. This is one good year for gaming, reagardless of what platform you prefer. And multiplatform gamers like myself are extra lucky.
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  • How many of those "exclusives" will end being kinect garbage and kids games?
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  • thats only first party exclusives too.
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