Microsoft Says Xbox One’s Focus Will Still Be On Gaming In 2016

The company says they are gamers at heart.

Posted By | On 26th, Nov. 2015 Under News

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While 2015 has been a banner year for Microsoft and the Xbox One, the company is clearly looking to duplicate that success in 2016. Things like backwards compatibility might not matter to Sony, according to some analysts, Microsoft clearly thinks the service is a winner. Mike Ybarra, who is the director of programming for the Xbox Division, recently talked about what 2016 should be focused on, after coming off of a successful year in 2015.

“We are all gamers. I’m on the platform side, but I would be encouraging us as an organization to focus on games. Games are why we are all buying these consoles to play and so you go t to have a great lineup. This holiday I think Phil has done a great job. It’s in my opinion the best holiday lineup we’ve had in Xbox One [history]. I really feel like we have to continue to focus on creating great content and great games.” Ybarra told the website Inner Circle.

The company has seen major hits like Rise of the Tomb Raider, Halo 5: Guardians, Forza Motorsport 6, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition and Rare Replay all get released in 2015 and the company wants to keep rolling in 2016. Quantum Break, Crackdown 3, Gears of War 4, and Scalebound are all slated for release next year and appear to be big enough and popular enough that they could help the company focus on gaming in a big way next year. Backwards compatibility is another way in which Microsoft thinks it will be able to keep it rolling. We’ll just have to wait and see.

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  • XbotMK1

    Nope, this company is run by fanboys who sniff their own farts and are in love with their own piece of plastic and will do or say anything to get people to buy their products.

    Xbox One isn’t about games. It’s about being a disease spreading Trojan horse for Direct X, an API that needs to die so better more open options that aren’t locked down to one operating system for the greed of one company become competitive.

    This is proven by how Microsoft is putting Xbox One exclusives on PC. They don’t care about Xbox. They care about Windows and Xbox is just a tool for Microsoft’s greater hidden agenda.

    • bardock5151

      Do you talk like this around your family? If so, then they must be quite ashamed, or laughing at you.

      “Xbox One isn’t about games” That little quote, just proves how delusional you really are.

    • Truth™

      “It seems like this company is run by fanboys who are just in love with their own piece of plastic, sniff their own farts, and will do or say anything to get people to buy their products.”

      Sounds like all console peasants really. Especially moronic ones like you who want $ony. A company who was convicted of spying on users, To control gaming.

      PC gaming is freedom. PC gaming is linux. PC gaming is Vulkan. PC Gaming is 60FPS plus and high resolutions

      POS4 is sub 30FPS, locked down garbage trying to spread its cancer everywhere and buying up games that would run better on PC which will never reach their full potential on weak trash hardware like the POS4 along with trying to force paid online just as hard as M$ did. Never mind $ony decreased its value over time by removing permanant IGC titles and failed to deliver Driveclub on time and removed it despite saying it would be up permanently.

      Real gamers want both $ony and M$ gone from the industry and have Valve and Nintendo, The only companies who respect their consumers and give them 60FPS, In charge.

      You are nothing but a puss filled cancerous lump forever oozing anti-gaming trash, John Derp.

    • Terminator

      “Nope, I’m still not convinced” Why would you be, you are already to far up Sony’s a$$ like the wild mutt, like the PS Drone Corporate Slave Hypocrite Fanboy you are that anything outside that is a “disease”.

      “Xbox One isn’t about games” Really? Can you prove that? While you do that I will be playing games on it… wait me playing games on the Xbox One!??! Say it isn’t so! So the Xbox One is about games! Who would have thought. lol 🙂

    • Tech junkie

      Lol, hidden agenda. speaking of trojan horses and hidden agendas. remember when sony install a trogan on your pc if you put one of thier music cd’s in your pc as a way of enforcing drm.

    • Fweds

      Yup the “SONY ROOTKIT” (google it)” and even worse the Sony president at the time said something like “Most people don’t even now what a ROOTKIT is why should they care” !!!.

    • Fweds

      “XbotMK1” AKA “DERP” etc.Why would you be convinced about anything ? you are a Sony Lapdog/ Lackey and everybody knows that you search out Xbox news just to post your pathetic negative comments.

      Have you got someone who looks after you who can check what you post before posting ? it maybe helpful for you.
      Also Ask them why you never mentioned “it has been Sony’s WORST line up in history” to.

  • Mr Xrat

    I’m still waiting for that focus to start.

    • Truth™

      Around the time PS4’s starts

      So never.

    • Fweds

      I see the Two Sony Lackeys are still trolling all Xbox One news even after 2 years (complete fruitcakes ), “Mr Xrat” AKA “Revolver Ocelot ” etc. Is even still using his Upvote bot on the Sony fanboys posts.
      And then you have the real Sony lapdog “XbotMK1” AKA “Kinect, “Derp” etc. Talking his usual utter nonsense.

    • Mr Xrat

      Keep the tears coming Fweds, you dull bedwetter. 🙂

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