Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer has taken to Twitter to comment on a recent tweet from IGN’s Ryan McCaffrey regarding Microsoft’s first party lineup.
Following the positive reviews of Sony’s God of War last week, McCaffrey tweeted that Xbox players are eagerly waiting for a similar “masterpiece-level exclusive” on their console, but that it will take time before Microsoft will be able to deliver first-party titles like Sony is doing at the moment.
Xbox fans are DYING to celebrate a masterpiece-level exclusive like God of War. Thing is, though, it took Sony 10 years to get to this point where their 1st party is firing on all cylinders. This work started in PS3 era. Xbox can/might get there but it's going to take a long time
— Ryan McCaffrey (@DMC_Ryan) April 13, 2018
Phil Spencer acknowledged this, but also shared his confidence in Microsoft bringing more 1P on board.
“Our hardware took time, our service/platform/BC took time and continuing to grow our 1P will take time”, the head of Xbox commented. “A high quality and diverse 1P (yes, with SP) built the right way is our goal and what our customers deserve. We can have similar results to what we’ve seen in hw and platform.”
This E3 for Xbox will be an important one when it comes to first party titles. We all know that there will be plenty 3rd parties at their conference.