The Xbox One definitely had a good year, with great exclusive games and a strong Holiday season, but according to Microsoft’s Game Marketing Head Aaron Greenberg, 2016 is going to be even bigger, as he told DualShockers in a recent chat.
“We always have new things that we haven’t announced yet. I think we’ve definitely shown a lot of our 2016 lineup, and I think that was a big part of what we did at Gamescom this year.
We have a lot of great games, and even if you just look at what we’ve announced… Think about the fact that there’s both a triple-A Halo game and a triple-A Gears game in the same Holiday. We’ve never had that before, as far as I can remember, in the history of our business.
Having Halo Wars 2 and Gears of War 4, I think it’s just gonna be an unbelievable lineup. And we’ve got more titles on top of that. I mentioned Sea of Thieves, ReCore, Killer Instinct… and there will be more. There will be other titles that come from our id@Xbox partners, and we’ve got titles like cuphead, and Inside, and Below, and other big titles that we’re all anticipating. And then all the big third party titles.
We expect next year to be an even bigger year for games. We expect there to be more games, we expect there to be more games sold, all up for the business, so we’re really kinda hitting our stride in this point in the console generation.”
Personally, with Scalebound, Quantum Break, Gears of War 4 and more, I have no problem in believing that the Xbox One is going into 2016 with the big guns loaded.
We’ll have to wait a year to see if the heavy shells will find their mark, but the premise is definitely promising.