Head of Microsoft’s XBox division Phil Spencer shed some light on what we can expect from the company in the upcoming months.

He took to Twitter on sunday afternoon to announce that at this years E3 in Los Angeles, Microsoft will focus on first party games and exclusives more so than ever before.

He also revealed that there will be a new IP  announced.


Some rumors a few months ago were swirling about Joe Montana Football 16 being a Microsoft exclusive and it possibly even having full NFL licensing due to a partnership the NFL and Microsoft currently have.

Latest image released by Joe Montana Football developer Damon Grow.


Joe Montana 16 development is well underway.

Either way, it looks as if Microsoft will shift direction and focus on in-house exclusives more than ever before. It makes sense as it promotes console sales and will help build the overall brand.

Stay tuned to SGO as E3 approaches for all the latest news and press releases from the gaming industry.

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Curtis Knight
A fan of sports game since his first EA sports title Madden 93. "The Natural" has been an active member of the Sports Gaming community since joining the MWS in 2003. Having participated and won in the Madden challenge and countless other tournaments earlier in his career he has moved on to more of a sim style over the years. He is always looking to do what he can to push simulation style gaming forward.