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Xbox One X could get exclusive games in future, Microsoft admits

The brand new Xbox One X console could get exclusive games at some point in its lifespan, Microsoft has admitted.

Currently, Microsoft says all Xbox One X games will be capable of running on the current Xbox One S and Xbox One consoles too.

However, the Head of Xbox Phil Spencer has now revealed the company could one day reverse the policy and enable developers to bring exclusive titles to the £450, 4K console.

In an exclusive interview with the Telegraph, Spencer said the all-consoles pledge is for the present rather than the future.

He said: “They [developers] want to reach the largest audience possible,” Spencer said.

“Now, at some point in the future are there pieces of hardware that become old enough that they fall out of the ecosystem? We see that today; we’re not manufacturing Xbox 360 and yet there are 360 games that do very well right now on our platform.”

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He hinted that once people have “full generational use” out of the previous-gen console, developers may move to exclusive experiences.

He added: “Three or four years ago if someone made an investment in an Xbox One, they bought that they bought their library of games, I want them to feel they get a full generational use out of their console, same with the Xbox One S. [But] at some point, we see this usage and other things can drop low enough where you kind of move on to things.”

As of right now Xbox One X buyers will be able to access greatly enhanced versions of new and existing games, compared to the experience on the Xbox One and One S.

The console goes on sale tomorrow.

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