Wondering why Microsoft are apparently buying up exclusives like Respawn’s Titan? Well, according to one source, Microsoft are currently “six months behind” with regards to development of first party games for their next generation console.
“We’ve heard from other sources that Microsoft is not where they want to be at this point in the pre-launch development of Durango,” says Kotaku. “A reliable source tells us that Microsoft is as much as six months behind in producing content for the new console, despite an expected late-2013 launch.”
“Another tells us that Microsoft recently cancelled several internal next-gen projects because they were not coming together as hoped. These sources have told us that, comparatively, Sony is in better shape and further along with hardware and software development for PlayStation 4.”
This is a dramatic turn-around, and great news for Sony, even if it’s hard to place too much on the usual anonymous sources, especially when we’ve not heard much else to back this up.
The same report says that Microsoft are “aggressively trying to sign exclusive games for Durango”, which apparently comes from another source.
“Given the lack of internal development at Microsoft—their internal studios, while talented, are outnumbered by those of Sony and Nintendo—and given some of the apparent recent stumbles and slowdowns internally, signing an exclusive Respawn-EA game would suit the Durango quite well.”
Microsoft will reveal their new console in three weeks.