Head of the gaming division of the corporation Microsoft Phil Spencer believes that in the future the concept of exclusives tied to a single platform will cease to exist. Developers will try to cover the widest possible list of platforms and services. The top manager shared this opinion as part of a conversation with the publication. Bloomberg.
“Imagine if one family bought their kid an Xbox and I bought mine a PlayStation. And now our kids can’t play together just because the wrong brand of plastic box is plugged into the TV.”
Spencer recalled that Microsoft has long been on a course to expand beyond one platform and refused to be tied to one console. Now she releases all her games on PC and in the cloud service that runs on TVs, in ordinary browsers, on smartphones and tablets..
“It’s very important to us to make life easier for players, to provide them with a safe and accommodating digital space, to allow them to easily play with each other, regardless of their preferred hardware. In the long term, I think such ideas will benefit the industry.”
The head of Xbox understands that not everyone will agree with him today. However, he is confident that “pure” exclusives tied to one platform will become less and less. And at some point this concept will finally die out.
“Now there are certainly companies and people on the market who do not believe in our vision. But over time, when everyone sees how the industry can develop, our philosophy will independently prove its truth,” Phil Spencer explained.
Recall that right now Microsoft is in the process of Acquisitions by Activision Blizzard. It plans to continue releasing the publisher’s games on competing platforms after the deal closes.
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