What are Microsoft’s plans for numerous in-house development teams? Will Xbox ever create epic single-player games with an emphasis on a movie story like PlayStation – Spider-Man, The Last of Us, God of War …? Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft’s gaming division, confronted these questions in an interview with the magazine’s editors. GamesRadar+.
According to Spencer it is not their strategy to be someone else. “Sometimes people ask me: where is your version of this or that game? I’ve been in this industry for a long time, I have a lot of respect for developers working on all platforms and I know a lot of them. But it’s good that we do something different than others on our platforms. We’re not just trying to create a green version of another game that’s on a blue or red platform. This is not an example of creativity that I would like to see in the video game industry. “ he declared.
Spencer doesn’t want to drag players from other platforms, but rather wants to focus on non-players and through a convenient Xbox Game Pass subscription is to persuade to play games. Microsoft can achieve this with cheaper next-gen consoles in the form of the Xbox Series S, as well as with a plan to bring the Xbox Game Pass to smart TVs.
The American company would like an Xbox Game Pass on other platforms (there has been a lot of talk about Switches in the past, while Bethesda’s exclusives have told Microsoft that they will only be on PlayStation for Xbox Game Passes) and open discussion, but platform owners do not want subscriptions from Microsoft .
Spencer previously spoke about the importance of expanding the opening of the platform and support community modifications on consoles like the Xbox Series X and Series S. He mentioned Xbox Game Studios and Bethesda, which leads many to Starfield will also support mods on Xbox.
In the fall of this year, Microsoft is preparing two big games for its consoles and PCs: racing Forza Horizon 5 set in a vast world inspired by Mexico and a sci-fi shooter Halo Infinite with a story campaign and free multiplayer.