One of the criticisms that is often levelled at Microsoft is that their exclusive titles are few and far between, and of those they do publish, they underperform when compared to exclusives on other platforms. Certainly one of the areas with which the company struggles is attracting the attention of developers in countries such as Japan and Korea. However, it seems like we could be in for some news on that front fairly soon. Microsoft's vice-president of Gaming and Xbox Head Phil Spencer recently revealed that he was spending a week in the two countries to discuss plans for E3 and the future:
After the cancellation of exclusive title Scalebound and the apparent souring of relations between Microsoft and Platinum, no console exclusives are currently planned from studios in those regions. However, Japanese games on Xbox have started to catch up with other platforms. The Kingdom Hearts and Sword Art franchises recently appeared on Xbox for the first time, while several older Final Fantasy titles are in the process of making their way to Xbox One after previously only being available on PlayStation. Even if they're not exclusive titles, it's a step in the right direction.
Microsoft is keeping tight lipped about their plans for E3, although we know they'll be joining Bethesda and Ubisoft in having an onstage conference. As soon as we hear more, we'll be sure to let you know.
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