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Xbox: 2023 is going to be an exciting year for gamers


The past year wasn't the best for Microsoft's gaming business. The company didn't see any major releases for the Xbox game console. Besides Game Pass, almost everything from first-party studio games to hardware sales faced a drop in revenue. Suffice it to say, 2022 was A forgotten year for Xbox in general, however, things may change this year, as promised by Xbox CEO Phil Spencer.

And in an interview with IGN, Spencer noted that 2022 has been a "very light on gaming" year, with the platform not producing enough first-party titles or exclusives. Our commitment to our fans is that we need a steady release of great games that people can play. on our platform, and we haven't done enough of that in 2022, there's no question about that." 

Meanwhile, he confirmed that projects in Xbox's current pipeline mean 2023 "is going to be an exciting year," and while emphasizing that there will be no major exclusive launches in 2022, Spencer said: "Our commitment to our fans is that we need a stable version of Xbox One." Great games that people can play on our platform, and we haven't done enough of that in 2022, there's no question," he said, taking ownership of that. 

And for next year, the Xbox CEO said he felt the company had "momentum," following the success of Hi-Fi Rush, which was teased earlier this week during the Developer Direct presentation. It also affected Xbox Studios, "Obviously we're going through some painful adjustments right now, but I think they're necessary, but they really set us up and the teams for long-term success."

Given that this year will mark the most anticipated Xbox exclusive in recent times, Starfield, Spencer revealed his excitement, saying, "Looking at 2023, I love the games we've had, Redfall and Starfield, as I commented, will be exciting, just given the timing with Bethesda after That they are fully integrated into the organisation, when I think about the rest of the work we've been doing this year, is going to be an exciting year."