Phil Spencer knows it’s been ‘too long’ since the last big Xbox exclusive

Microsoft hasn’t had a very busy year when it comes to first-party releases, but Xbox users can expect 2023 to be a big year for the console and the brand, according to Phil Spencer. In an interview on the Same Brain videocast, Microsoft’s head of games admitted that while 2022 had been a pretty quiet year, 2023 is shaping up to be a successful season for Xbox.

“One thing we’ve definitely heard loud and clear is that it’s been too long since we’ve delivered what people would say was a big first-party game,” Spencer said (via VGC). “We can have our excuses with Covid and stuff, but ultimately I know people are investing in our platform and they want to have great games. And as an industry we have fewer games these holiday than we’ve had in a while when you just think of launches Call of Duty is coming God of War is coming – which is great – Nintendo had a good year But overall I would say we’ve been a bit light.