Microsoft Exec Anshu More also reveals that they are deeply invested in new IPs.
Rise of the Tomb Raider is an important exclusive for Microsoft and Xbox One. Not only is the game a timed exclusive for the Xbox One but it will be launching a full year later on Microsoft’s rival console, the PlayStation 4. This is perhaps one of the pivotal moments in the on going competition between the two console manufacturers and Microsoft believes that this timed exclusivity deal will help garner positive outlook toward the Xbox One.
Speaking to GamingBolt, Xbox One India boss Anshu Mor believes exclusivity deals are important but investing in new IPs and gaming as a whole is their focus as well.
“All these timed exclusivity or complete exclusivity deals are important for a platform. It just shows the value of the platform to the consumers very well. We have gone on record by stating that while exclusives and timed exclusives is one part of it, we are also deeply invested in ensuring that there is new IP which comes in, we are deeply invested in ensuring that we have right connect to the gaming portfolio, not just console gaming,” Anshu said to GamingBolt. “But all of them will help. There is no doubt about it that anybody who is a fan of Tomb Raider…when they see that game launching and having that timed exclusivity, they will have a favorable outlook towards the Xbox One.”
It will be interesting to see how much the Xbox One and Microsoft will benefit from this exclusivity and whether it will result into a sales spike for the console. Stay tuned for our full interview with Anshu Mor in the coming days as we head closer to the conclusion of our month long coverage of Xbox One in India.