Around almost the same time last year, I wrote about how Sony’s lineup of first-party titles is still stronger than Project Scorpio (the Xbox One X). This year proved that, while the Xbox One X is a beefed-up console, video-games still matter at the end of the day – and that’s what Sony has been consistent with all throughout.

It’s just been a few weeks after Xbox One X’s worldwide launch, and Microsoft’s mid-generation upgrade is no doubt well-received by the majority of critics in the games industry. Microsoft is leaning towards on timed console exclusives of specific titles that they announced over at their E3 press conference. But, what about molding and getting better first-party studios? Apparently, this is not what Microsoft is looking into and it’s going to put them in a hard spot of selling the Xbox One X.

I remember reading the comments in my old article about the surprises Microsft has for all of us at E3 2017 – and the only game that made me jump from the edge of my seat was Metro: Exodus – which, in fact, will also launch on the PS4. Apparently, the lineup of games Microsoft revealed at their E3 press conference wasn’t as strong as what I was told from the comments.

However, It’s proven in numbers and through YouTube videos that most of the games look visually better on Xbox One X than on the PS4 Pro. That is a fact. However, it is also a fact that Xbox One X does not run all of its games on native 4K. The machine uses the same checkerboard rendering technique as what is seen on the PS4 Pro – which makes Xbox One X incapable of running most third-party titles like Destiny 2 and Assassin’s Creed Origins at native 4K.

Destiny 2 is a big example that, even if it shows in percentage numbers that its visual output is better than PS4 Pro, there is only a slight improvement over Sony’s mid-generation upgrade. The game performs significantly similar on both mid-generation consoles which leads me to think – what else can the Xbox One X offer aside from all-too-powerful components it has? As of now, aside from Sea of Thieves and Crackdown 3 and backward compatibility, nothing.

In Sony’s side, they proved 2017 to be one of their best years to date. The success of Guerrilla Games’ Horizon: Zero Dawn proved that Sony’s first-party studios have potential in crafting new experiences and stories. And with Sucker Punch’s Ghost of Tsushima, this can potentially be another hit as a first-party title – in which Microsoft has failed dearly in this aspect when it comes to exclusive titles.

I’ve listed in the article last year that Sony’s 2017 lineup is stronger with Horizon: Zero Dawn, Gravity Rush 2, Persona 5, and Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. Heck, Horizon: Zero Dawn even had a great expansion out within this year. And this time for 2018, here is the list of games to come out exclusively on the PS4 (with some PC releases):

January 2018

  • Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom (PS4, PC) – 1/19
  • The Inpatient (PSVR) – 1/23
  • Dissidia Final Fantasy NT – 1/30

February 2018

  • Shadow of the Colossus (PS4) – 2/6

March 2018

  • Bravo Team (PSVR) – 3/6
  • Yakuza 6: The Song of Life (PS4) – 3/20

Confirmed To Be Released In 2018

  • God of War
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • Shenmue III (also on PC)
  • Spider-Man
  • Left Alive (also on PC)

While we look at the Xbox One’s side of releases, we can only expect Crackdown 3, Sea of Thieves, The Last Night, and State of Decay 2. Even if it’s still early to say, Sony’s barrage of games is looking too powerful compared to Microsoft’s. I mean, look at that list. There are tons of games that you can expect in 2018 on PS4 that you won’t be able to play with your Xbox One (that’s if you own one like I do).

What can I do with another piece of hardware if the majority of the games I play like Star Wars Battlefront II, Assassin’s Creed Origins, and Call of Duty WWII are also on PS4 (and the Pro)? I mean, yes, Xbox One has Halo, Forza, and Gears of War but I finished all of them already. And the only games I’m waiting for are Sea of Thieves and Crackdown 3.

To end this chapter, Xbox One X is one hell of a console. It’s smaller, quieter, has a great cooling system, and looks astonishingly awesome on UHD televisions. But it’s the lack of titles that makes me step away from swiping my credit card for the console – initially, I had plans of upgrading to the Xbox One X but that changed when titles like DOOM and Wolfenstein II came out on the Nintendo Switch. Because what makes a platform great is the games that make it stand out from the rest.

So please, Microsoft, bring in your first-party studios and make them new IPs and not another Halo and Gears of War – or even Forza!

  • Playstation Novus

    That games collection is garbage Power rules not Sony games hahahhaahhaha

    • Bilal Prince-Ali

      looooooooool… pathetic

    • suli559

      Hello trollus shitticus.

      • wobblypops46

        lol

    • QUIMICOMORTAL

      Don’t cry too much! Your salt shows!

    • OhWTFlol

      Enhancing games like Halo 5, Gears of War 4? They’re definitely new alright. Just released a few months ago! The latter is even best played and also looks better on PC than on the X. So much “power”, I’m impressed.

  • Alvin Osiris de León Melendez

    This dude is a Sony fanboy. This article is not worth my time

    • OhWTFlol

      So why were you here then? He owns both consoles thus it makes him a fan boy? I sense a lot of “fear” in you.

    • Andre Cabral

      dude than go back to your xbox x exclusives games and stay there….lol fan boy? i think you are the fan boy here…ahahhaha

  • Yuri Vieira

    Why are VR games being put on the table? And, in that comparison, for 2018 PS4 has 5 and Xbox 4 games. The “Heavy titles” are God of War and Spiderman. It’s not thaaaat edge that you shown on your article.

    • wobblypops46

      VR games are being used because PS fanboys have always been decietful. Remember when the PS4 had no exclusives for almost 2 years and how indie games were every bit as good and whoever disagreed were just haters?

      • QUIMICOMORTAL

        🤣😂🤣😂more lies from you?

        What happened with Bloodborne and uncharted on pc l0ser? Still waiting for them? 😂🤣😂🤣😂

    • QUIMICOMORTAL

      Well, spiderman and good of war alone destroy the AA MS semi exclusive, if you add Detroit, and nino kuni 2 and shake off the colossus… Lol it’s a no contest!

      Don’t be too salty about VR, You will someday have the chance to have it on your console…

    • OhWTFlol

      Let’s consider heavy games then. Xbox One only has 2: Crackdown 3 and Sea of Thieves. While PS4 has Shadow of the Colossus, Spider-Man, God of War, Detroit: Become Human, and Dissidia Final Fantasy NT. So how many is that? 5 versus 2?

      Yeah, Xbox has the edge alright. Can’t really differentiate the difference between “5” and “2”.

  • wobblypops46

    PS4 lineup more compelling? That’s funny considering that about 97% of PS4 owners don’t even buy exclusives. Look at all the sales numbers of these overhyped exclusives and compare that to the supposed 60+ million PS4 consoles out there. What does that tell ya? Damn shill sites. smh

    • QUIMICOMORTAL

      Lol that’s a pathetic argument, specially when xbots buy even less exclusives on Xbox, even with so little to choose from… 🤣

    • Andre Cabral

      ohh ok ,you know gran turism sold more just in japan then forza world wide? so i think you need to re-think before posting stuff…just saying it….ahahha

    • 70+ million now 🙂

  • Joe Budden

    Y’all mad that Xbox got no games? Rofl. How can you call the article writer a fan boy when it’s a fact Sony got much better exclusives and a lot more than Microsoft.

    • kreator

      And you don’t even support them trollus shitticus

      • OhWTFlol

        Question is, do you?

  • QUIMICOMORTAL

    Exactly! That’s why ps4 has /is /will continue to dominate the xbone! Even with its extra price and pixels!

  • theviperscoffee

    X Box One….X? Was that really the best they could think of? Or did they think the more X’s they put in the name the cooler it sounds?

    • Massamo

      think putting pro in the name makes it sound any better

      • theviperscoffee

        Good point. Well, it does, but not by much lol. I thought the PS4K thing was catchy but everyone was butthurt about it being false advertising which was just stupid.

  • Limit Break

    I wonder when people will stop getting these “news” in top…
    Guys, article writers are just trying to trigger you, isn’t it obvious ?

  • Xbox is long dead for me

  • Edonus

    This highlights the BS of the bias gaming media. Being more powerful is objective…… meaning fact, measureable real. That is MS

    Being “compelling” s subjective…… meaning opinion, preference.

    If the article said Ps4 has “more exclusives then it would be a fair comparison. This is nonsense.

    Out of all of those “compelling Ps4 games 2 I really care about and 2 others I could maybe one day care about. On the MS side I am definitely buying 2 of the games and interested in 1 other.

    The problem is these author think everyone is them…. and it makes them write very bullish. He doesn’t even consider the tastes and preferences of others and that is why this article, these kind of articles and anyone that agrees with these articles is a ****FAIL****.

    We aren’t even going to get in to completely ignoring all the multiplats run and look better on the X1X which also holds value to lots of gamers but is clearly swept under the rug.

  • Shaocoo

    Xbox One X JUST came out, in a years time, the exclusives will jump ship. As an artist, your always going to choose the best canvas to portray your art. That being the hardware of the One X