Yes Shu is talking less, see no problem on it. And I see "the problem is always the others", ok. Sorry but Phil can't really be put as an example of honest in interviews (we see a lot of incongruousness between what he says in interviews and his public speeches)
I don't see a problem with it either. You're attaching too much emotion to this. I simply enjoy the way he talks honestly and openly and engages fans and it would be nice imho if Sony and Microsoft had important people who did it too. I don't know why you'd waste time and energy trying to twist that into a negative or use it to make digs against him or Xbox in general but hey, whatever floats your boat.
You can certainly surf vgc to see the plethora of hypocritical comments he have made. And yes he have affirmed they were investing heavily on 1st party.
I just wanted to cut this quote out on its own to laugh my ass off at the idea of taking anything said on Chartz about Papa Phil or Xbox seriously. Xbox discussion here has been trash for years. Also, I already said I have seen him comment about first party. My question was when did he promise anything. Because it seems you're taking quotes from interviews and comments and turning them into promises. Again, why with the emotional attachment? bububu its a promise!!! It's bizarre to me. I own the platform, you don't, and you seem more betrayed and outraged by this supposed promise breaking than any Xbone owner I know.
You see, this is why "surfing Chartz for a plethora of comments" is a waste of time. He's talking about exclusive deals where you wall off pieces of content from other platforms. Like Destiny. Your first link talks about Tomb Raider. That's not the type of deal he was talking about. Another talks about Cuphead, that's a SFV type deal and not the one he was talking about. The rest talk about games with marketing deals made before Phil was promoted and become the XBoss.
Furthermore, it's not really being hypocritical if he acknowledges that the company has made the deals in the past but that he personally has always been on record as being against them. Once he makes that personal distinction, hypocrisy is no longer the case. Do you have any links about games with exclusive content made AFTER he took over? I am sure some probably exist, I simply can't think of them. And even if I knew of them, why would I be "upset" about it?
Well, you should probably read my replies better, because I didn't say I never heard or read comments from him about expanding 1st party. I just don't recall any promises being made. It's that word again, promise. You ever see Princess Bride? You keep using that word. I don't think it means what you think it means. So yeah, thanks for all of these links about expanding their efforts, but it's all the stuff I've read already. I simply understand it takes time. It would be wisest for them to not even bother releasing any of that stuff this gen and holding it off for the next Xbox, unless they plan on a Breath of the Wild type release.
Now, it would bother me as a consumer if he made all these comments about expanding their own offerings and then didn't deliver, because I am a gamer. However, again, these things take time. And after what he has done rebounding the brand and with the Scorpio, I'm willing to give him time. Hope that helps.