Xbox Exclusives shine on Steam as Microsoft continues to keep PC gaming in mind

Published 12/29/2021, 3:44 PM EST


Xbox exclusives, among many other 2021 releases, have left their mark on Steam. Xbox exclusives like Forza Horizon, Age of Empires IV, and Halo have collected enormous revenues this year.

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Benji Sales, who mainly covers the sales, social metrics, data, and business side of the video game industry, posted a list of “Top 2021 New Releases by Revenue on Steam.”

Three titles from Xbox have single-handedly made Microsoft or Xbox Game Studios top publishers on Steam or PC.

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3 Titles of the 12 highest-grossing titles

Xbox retains its dominance over PC or Steam. Having three titles in the highest-grossing new release isn’t a matter of joke. Moreover, all three titles were some of the most awaited by players worldwide till they were finally released.

Forza Horizon 5 can turn anyone into a racing fan. Thanks to the smooth gameplay and intricate graphics of the game. Halo, the first-person shooter series, welcomed its latest edition of this year, Halo Infinite. The new title of the franchise surely takes you to a brand new era.

In addition, Age of Empires IV swept its fans off their feet. It is the fourth addition to the real-time strategy video game series, Age of Empires. The title acquired the number one spot on top sellers list on Steam in November.

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Players religiously wait and follow every update on the upcoming titles from the publishing giant. That is not just because of Xbox’s popularity but because of the bewitching experience the titles offer.

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It has truly been the year of Microsoft. 25% of new releases that earned the highest on Steam belong to Xbox Studios alone.

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This surely shows how PC gaming has gained a noteworthy place in the industry. But to an extent, PC gaming has always represented the industry, some might feel. Moreover, their success also denotes how focused Xbox Studios is on the future of PC in terms of growth.

PC gaming has seen a spike in recent years, with multiple games offering a better experience on PC than consoles. And if the console availability issues last longer, PC will get even more gamers; this is the perfect time for Xbox Studios to capitalize and work their magic.

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Upasrutee Majumdar

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Upasrutee Majumdar is an eSports writer at EssentiallySports and has a Bachelor's degree in Sociology. She has been freelancing as a content writer and editor for 3 years. Upasrutee is an ardent fan of eSports.

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