I know the system’s only been out just shy of two years, but there are still some glaring holes in the system’s roster of exclusives, specifically with regard to certain genres.
I was just curious if any of you thought that the Xbox One was still light in certain areas and what, if anything, you’d like to see done to fix that.
After seeing Star Ocean V announced for the PS4, I have to say that Xbox One is sorely lacking in exclusive JRPGs. I know that’s not a huge genre anymore, but if Lost Odyssey and Blue Dragon told us anything last generation, it’s that there IS a market for these games on an MS platform.
Personally, I’d like to see MS get with Mistwalker and see what can be done about bringing Lost Odyssey 2 exclusively to Xbox One. If MS has to foot the bill, then so be it. If Mistwalker is now working exclusively in the mobile space, then they should try and see what they can do to either absorb Mistwalker or, barring that, perhaps purchasing the IP and getting Hironobu Sakaguchi to direct it as a 3rd party contractor.
I’d also say that Xbox One is lacking in the fighting games department, as Sony announced (another) exclusive in this genre today in KOF XIV.
Look, I love Killer Instinct, but MS seems to be taking an approach of “we’ve got our game for that genre” when it comes to fighters and as a system owner, that’s not even remotely what I want to hear. In fact, it’s honestly rather infuriating. No system ever became a top choice for genre fans by having one exclusive title in that genre.
I really think that they should go to Sega and talk to them about bringing back Eternal Champions, Virtua Fighter and Fighting Vipers exclusively for Xbox One. I’ve posted a thread here about how I think MS should outright buy Sega, but short of that miracle happening, a partnership that brings some heavy hitting exclusives to XB1 would be fantastic, as Sony seems to (finally) be bringing their A-Game when it comes to exclusives.
What do you think?