People love to spout the 'games take time' argument, as if all those 23 studios were only hatched the day Microsoft bought them and weren't working on projects in between. Furthermore, A lot of those companies make smaller or mid-sized games (not every game is Call of Duty or Grand Theft Auto or Red Dead Redemption or Uncharted), and while games DO take time, there's been a lot of time and no excuses.
For the first 2-3 years of this drought, I absolutely would agree that games take time. We're on year 6 and we've only had a handful of quality exclusives in that time and of those games more than half of them are either Halo, Gears, or Forza.
It's just silly that they can maintain so much brand loyalty for this long.
We're on year 4, Lol. If you're talking about since their rebuilding of Xbox Game Studios.
And we may be out of it now but there was a thing called a worldwide pandemic which hugely affected development schedules for multiple corporations, some more than others, especially ones in the midst of practically rebuilding themselves, that'd add extra needed development time.
Why are you so concerned about what others like? You'd think you would be enjoying your PlayStation or something, but you never fail to miss an opportunity to question how Xbox fans are possibly happy with their Xboxes
Oh, wait. daddy Gates' money is virtually infinite and they can afford to operate at a loss for 20 years without ever going under.
Sidenote, why do people talk about Gates as if he's still at Microsoft? He hasn't been CEO since 2000, he hasn't had a fulltime role at Microsoft since 2008 and he left the Microsoft Board as of March 2020, Lol. Man has almost nothing to do with Microsoft nowadays. Gates Microsoft is completely different to Satya Microsoft and even Ballmer Microsoft.