First-party games for the upcoming Xbox Series X console will not be exclusive for at least the first year or two according to Xbox Game Studios’ Matt Booty.
Speaking with MCVUK (via Kotaku), Booty confirmed that Microsoft’s games over the next two years or so will be forwards and backwards compatible – in other words titles like “Halo: Infinite” will be available not just for the new console but for Xbox One as well.
Booty says: “As our content comes out over the next year, two years, all of our games, sort of like PC, will play up and down that family of devices. We want to make sure that if someone invests in Xbox between now and [Series X] that they feel that they made a good investment and that we’re committed to them with content.”
When the Xbox One released, its first-party games like “Forza Motorsport 5” and “Ryse: Son of Rome” were exclusive only to the new console. That means people won’t have to upgrade to the newest console right away, though some third-party publishers may release games exclusively on next-gen hardware.
The new Series X console is expected to offer around four times more performance than the Xbox One and twice that of the Xbox One X.