“I don’t know whether there is anything else that would make it better,” says Xbox India boss, Anshu Mor.
Microsoft had an amazing turn of events this year. After a great showing at E3 2015, the Redmond based company carried their momentum with a fantastic showcase of games at Gamescom last month. The Xbox One arguably has the best line up of games for the next few months with some big titles like Forza Motorsport 6, Halo 5 Guardians and many more all due for a release soon.
Obviously, this puts Microsoft in a rather comfortable state despite its lagging in sales against the PS4. GamingBolt recently caught up with Xbox boss of India, Anshu Mor and asked him whether he feels the exclusive offerings will help the console catch up with the PS4.
“Obviously. In this industry every year when games are launched everybody says this is a great line up of games, but I personally know the category in the industry very well. This is really the greatest line up that could possibly happen,” Anshu explained to GamingBolt. “All the big franchises that we have are launching this year and it’s phenomenal from that perspective, right? To get a Gears of War, a Halo, a Forza and a Tomb Raider all in half a year, it’s not even a year, is just absolutely fantastic.
Anshu further explains that there are three reasons behind this, one of them being the diverse line up of games. “There are three components involved in this and explains why we are superbly bullish about this right now. One is the greatest line up of games and it’s all about every genres coming together in a single year. It can’t get better for a console gamer on Xbox this year.”
He also explained why backwards compatibility and Xbox One’s integration will go a long way in giving consumers what they want.
“The second is bringing these Xbox 360 games back to the Xbox One platform with the backwards compatibility feature. It’s such a delight to consumers that all the investments they have made in the previous platform will be utilized and they will be able to play those games. So the portfolio increases and then am sure you must have heard about Windows 10’s games integration with Xbox One. There are a lot of cool features like streaming a game from your Xbox One to Windows 10 but that aside just think about what we are going to do with the community that will bring together PC and Xbox One players. Really, it can’t get any better than this, I don’t know whether there is anything else that would make it better.”
It seems that Microsoft is in a state of transition and its new found commitment for PC gaming could actually benefit the console in the long run. We will see how all of this pans out. Stay tuned for our full interview with Anshu Mor in the coming days.