InXile and Double Fine games have found modest success on PC, and that’s at best.
InXile specializes in RTS and PC style RPGs, which are different from what console games generally like. Bringing the games to Xbox will help the library, but they aren’t system sellers or something that will make someone say Day 1 for Xbox. Double Fine is in a similar position. And both of these developers are making multiplatform games with PlayStation for the next or so, so their “Xbox exclusives” are likely 2 – 3 years away.
Obsidian was a good buy and fit for Xbox as well as Ninja Theory (a good buy, but honestly not the best fit), but the other studios haven’t shown to be on par with Xbox first-party, let alone PlayStation and Nintendo’s.
MS needed 5 Ninja Theory / Obsidian level developers, instead, they have 2 and 3 hopefuls, with 1 specializing in an area console gamers have shown little interest. And IMO that’s the one kink in the armor of the Series X,
Because otherwise, they have a great console, with great marketing going in, and hopefully great services. But a console’s success is determined by its games (in this case exclusives) and price. And this is my concerned area for them. They have their July event, and it really has to give a reason to buy the Xbox and set the tone for not only holiday 2020, but also what to expect in 2021, if not and they lose the game battle again, they have to fallback on price, and the Series X is going to have a hard time matching the price of the PS5.
There’s the Series S still, but then it boils down do I save $100 on the Series S over the PS5, or do I get a PS5 and enjoy the amazing first-party games they have.
I posted a list of all the games MS First Party are working on, and what they’ve announced, and overall it’s not a great looking list. They really need to focus on whatever 3rd party deals and PC only games they can get ported to Xbox, to boost their exclusive library.