Xbox Boss Believes Fan Excitement Is at Its Highest Since Xbox 360 Era

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It has been a pretty big past week for the team at Xbox. This time last weekend, Microsoft's gaming division was revealing a number of new looks at upcoming games it has in the pipeline. Some of these included first glimpses at new projects like Redfall and Forza Horizon 5, while previously known titles like Halo Infinite and Starfield were also shown off. In lieu of this massive new showing from Xbox, the brand's head honcho has said that he believes the company is in its best position in roughly a decade.

Following all of Xbox's new announcements that were made over the past week, Phil Spencer, the Head of Xbox, took to social media to comment on everything that had transpired. In the process, Spencer also revealed that this was the biggest E3 season that the company had ever had. "Thank you for a great week, our most viewed E3 ever," Spencer said on social media. He then went on to say that this is definitely the most excitement that fans have had about Xbox as a whole since the Xbox 360 days. "We haven’t felt players and the team sharing so much energy and excitement since the 360 era," he stated. "We’re inspired by the community’s belief in Xbox and we will continue to innovate with players at the center of everything we do."


For Spencer (who has been with Xbox for quite a long time) to compare this current generation of Xbox to the 360 era is definitely a big deal. Even though Xbox might not be as big as it once was, the brand's peak was definitely with the Xbox 360. As such, if Spencer feels like the company is starting to once again generate that same excitement and joy from fans that was felt during this time period, it means that the future of Xbox could be quite positive.



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naterocks500Posted:

Maze
naterocks500
Maze After e3 I would say the hype is pretty high. The only problem with no realistic release dates, beta announcements, etc.


They have new games releasing every month for the rest of the year, and then multiple releases in 2022 and beyond. No problem really


The only game with Xbox 360 era hype is halo infinite, which didn't get a release date. Starfield is probably #2 and if you believe that 2022 release date I feel bad for you...


Notice I didn't mention any games in specific for 2022 (But bethesda usually doesn't delay games once a release window was announced, just look at fo76, Starfield will most likely release around then buggy or not), but most of the hype is due to the many gamepass announcements. Most of the titles shown off were gonna be Day 1 gamepass days which adds immense value to the service and increases hype for the games coming to the pass. My thinking is because all the people who wouldn't try some of the titles at full price now have no reason not to if they are regular subscribers of the gamepass (It can even work to lure new subs in too)

Also, just because I can mention it, everybody waiting for Elden Ring's reveal is now greatly hyped due to a release date of the game being announced. Of course it isn't Xbox exclusive but that doesn't really matter when it only adds to the excitement Phil was talking about.

MazePosted:

naterocks500
Maze After e3 I would say the hype is pretty high. The only problem with no realistic release dates, beta announcements, etc.


They have new games releasing every month for the rest of the year, and then multiple releases in 2022 and beyond. No problem really


The only game with Xbox 360 era hype is halo infinite, which didn't get a release date. Starfield is probably #2 and if you believe that 2022 release date I feel bad for you...

OGTrey079Posted:

Definitely a step up from the previous E3

naterocks500Posted:

Maze After e3 I would say the hype is pretty high. The only problem with no realistic release dates, beta announcements, etc.


They have new games releasing every month for the rest of the year, and then multiple releases in 2022 and beyond. No problem really

MazePosted:

After e3 I would say the hype is pretty high. The only problem with no realistic release dates, beta announcements, etc.


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