Over the past year the phrase ‘Best Lineup ever’ has been a constant on adverts, in games conferences and in press releases when regarding the Xbox One’s 2015 lineup of games. Yesterday the Microsoft Coporate vice President for Windows and Devices Marketing, Yusuf Mehdi, addressed the Credit Suisse Technology Broker Conference. He spoke about the performance of Xbox this year, next years line up and the future for Xbox Live across consoles and Windows 10.
“On Gaming, Gaming has been pretty big success case. Gaming, think about it in two pieces: there is a traditional Xbox console business where we compete with Sony, and there we have had probably the best year we have ever had for Xbox, and it’s still on the back of the greatest game lineup of the Xbox history.
So if you like games, this is the year to get an Xbox. We have Halo 5 launching. We have Minecraft on Xbox. We have Gears of War, Tomb Raider… Best lineup. Next year will also be the best lineup. That leads to really a great success on it.”
The past year for Xbox has certainly been a good one, Halo 5: Guardians and Tomb Raider were both great successes on the console. With the promises of a similar string of success in 2016 I can’t help but feel excited for the future of the platform, of course, time will tell if Mehdi’s claims hold weight.