Xbox One games have received more recognition at industry events, says Harrison

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Phil Harrison, corporate VP of Microsoft, is pretty pleased with Xbox One’s software line-up and points at all the recognition received at industry events like E3 and Gamescom as proof that the system has the strongest titles.

He obviously mentioned Titanfall, who at Microsoft doesn’t? And called it “the most heralded game in the history of E3.”

“The most important thing is the games. And coming out of E3, we had almost twice as many ‘game of the show’ nominations than our nearest competitor. So the industry – the journalists – are voting our games as the strongest titles,” he told MCV in an interview. “We have an exclusive relationship with EA and Respawn on Titanfall, which is the most heralded game in the history of E3.

“Then we built on that at Gamescom, where we had a fantastic reaction to putting hardware into people’s hands and letting them play. And that has been backed up by an unprecedented level of pre-orders.”

It’s too early to judge which system has the best games but Microsoft has done a good job so far with games like Ryse: Son of Rome, Forza Motorsport 5 and of course Titanfall being vital in attracting people to the system.

Tell us what you think in the comments section below.


  1. cruzzercruz

    October 15, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Ryse is a giant QTE of a game, Forza is a solid arcade racing game, and Titanfall will likely be multiplatform in a year. Sorry, but that doesn’t beat Sony in the long haul, whenever the next Naughty Dog or Santa Monica game is announced. This next generation will likely play out exactly how the last one did, with Gears and Halo keeping Xbox afloat with exclusives while Sony cranks out multiple top tier IPs later in its lifecycle, rather than cashing in on timed exclusivity deals with third parties for an early boost.

    • MJA6

      October 15, 2013 at 3:23 pm

      Man I didn’t know these next gen games and console were already released?! How did you already get a copy? Oh I see, you haven’t. Nor have you played them. But obviously you can foretell the future. If you fanboys are so adamant with getting a PS4, then why swarm to the comments on anything Xbox related? They’re both great pieces of tech, why can’t Sony fans just come to terms with that? God forbid an Xbox user enjoy the added perks of walking in from work, telling their console to turn on while getting settled in and have everything ready to go before they are. Hell, I might even tell it to play some music while I’m taking a shit or while I’m in the shower. Who knows!? As a casual gamer (Battlefield/Forza/Fantasy football) with a fairly complex entertainment setup, the choice for me is obvious. I’ll take the slew of exclusive features built within the Xbox One that actual seem “next gen” over a slightly more spec heavy PS4 that my guess will probably look about the same while playing games compared to the Xbox One. The graphics plateau is upon us guys, lets admit it. The next “big thing” will be 4k, 3D/virtual reality. All of which won’t be considered mainstream anytime soon. As excited as we all are for this gen, I think the real holy grail of gaming will be the generation after this. And who knows, by then weed might be legal all across the US, which will add to the immersion factor of gaming several times more than added specs. haha. So let’s stop with all the nerd talk of f’ing polygons and teraflops and put your modernized game boys back in your fanny packs. (because chicks dig vita’s yeah?). I’m amazed on how good games look on both consoles this gen, I’m sure both consoles will look every bit of amazing on the next one.

      Hell, just having their more reliable servers is worth the price difference to me. As a PS3/360 user with BF3 on both, expecting to lose connection to EA a couple times during a 3/4 hour session is all but expected on the PS, while I’m shocked if it even happens once on the 360.

      “Sorry, but that doesn’t beat Sony in the long haul”
      I don’t even know what in this article you are even trying to defend with that statement.

  2. polysix

    October 15, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    what a crock of shit

    • Jim Neerland

      October 16, 2013 at 12:23 am

      Or not, but for someone with a PS4 as their pic it must be.

  3. Lewis

    October 15, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    Well done for completely forgetting the XBOX360 for the past 2 years *SLOW CLAP*

  4. Jaguar

    October 15, 2013 at 2:20 pm


    • Guest

      October 15, 2013 at 5:35 pm

      What good news? Titanfall is a multiplatform game. Why even associate it with Xbone 360 U then, since there is no link between them.

      Why not say that the Xbox 360 has received the most praised since it coming to this console also?

      Titanfall: GOTY edition with all the DLC for free will be so much better on PS4 (not at 900p). Why Sony don’t say that they received as much praised as the Xbone 360 U since it’s coming on their platform in the future?

      So again, What good news?

      • Jim Neerland

        October 16, 2013 at 12:19 am

        Xbone 360 U? A name so confusing not even other Sony fanboys use it. Titanfall is multiplatform… For Microsoft products. You guys are so insecure about not getting a game its ridiculous, deal with the fact that you aren’t getting an amazing Xbox title and move on. Maybe you’ll get Titanfall 2 at some point in the future, but then again, maybe not.

  5. BrianC6234

    October 15, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Working at Microsoft turns everyone into a liar. Even an ex-Sony employee like Phil Harrison. Don’t lie Phil.

  6. quinten488

    October 15, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    PS4 will reign supreme, suck it xbox fags.

    • john smith

      October 15, 2013 at 6:22 pm

      Perfect example of a Sony fanboy

      • Aidan Murphy

        October 15, 2013 at 7:38 pm

        stop being immature and making people who prefer PS look bad. thankyou.

        Didn’t realise I reaplied to the wrong person, not you John, I’m talking about quinten

  7. Sheldon Prescott

    October 15, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    The positive news keeps coming in, and “certain people” keep getting butt hurt about it. I wonder why that is? It’s almost as if any positive mention of Xbox One is against the law or something.

  8. Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

    October 15, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    PS4 is being taken for granted at the moment. Once both consoles are available for the public, we’ll see if Phil Harrison’s sentiment still rings true by then.

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