In an interview with Gamespot, global marketing boss Aaron Greenberg shared about the upcoming Holiday Lineup for the Xbox One.
Greenberg discussed the way that Microsoft and Xbox would internally decide that the Holiday season was a success, and one of those was delivering good games to the consumers. “But I don’t think we’ve ever had a holiday like what we have this year where not only is Halo 5 coming, but we have Gears of War, we have Rare Replay, we have Forza 6, we have Rise of the Tomb Raider; just kind of a non-stop lineup of AAA exclusives titles. In addition to an incredible lineup of big, third-party blockbusters like Call of Duty: Black Ops III and Fallout 4 and Star Wars Battlefront.”
Later on the Interview, Gamespot referenced 2007 in regards to the lineup of Halo 3, Uncharted, Assassin’s Creed, and the Witcher all being released. “I think it is; and 2007 is definitely the one that we have referenced internally as a good comparison point. […] It’s just a really, really special year. It is the greatest games lineup I’ve ever seen at one place in time.”
In the Interview, Aaron Greenberg claims that Halo is the “Star Wars” of video games, which Steve Wright did an article on here.
The entire interview highlights the process of deciding a good game and a good lineup for a Holiday year, so its certainly worth checking out.