Were it not for the Xbox One X's launch at the tail end of last year, Microsoft would be in an unenviably sticky situation right now.
Boasting ownership of the world's most powerful games console has cemented the platform's mid-generation upgrade as the go-to black box of choice for multi-platform games, but it's still missing a vital ingredient: exclusives.
But fear not, Xbox loyalists. If a recent list of leaks and rumours unleashed by a reliable whistleblower over the last few days are to be believed, Microsoft has heard the cries for more exclusive content, and then some.
Everything from here on out should be taken with an appropriately-sized pinch of salt, of course, but taking into account the leaker's past track record, don't be surprised, if, in six months time, many of the following suspicions become a reality.
No matter how outlandish the claims may seem, don't we all want to believe that The Coalition is working on a new Perfect Dark and that Fable 4 is already in the works under Forza Horizon developer Playground Games? Oh, and speaking of Forza, it looks like we're headed to glorious Nippon for this year's iteration of the fictional racing festival.
Joe is a freelance games journalist who, while not spending every waking minute selling himself to websites around the world, spends his free time writing. Most of it makes no sense, but when it does, he treats each article as if it were his Magnum Opus - with varying results.