A lot changed when Microsoft bought Activision Blizzard, which included making it the largest third-party publisher on PlayStation. Xbox head Phil Spencer clearly knows this, as he revealed a somewhat surprising introduction to the Xbox community in a recent interview with Famitsuafter asking about building an Xbox community in the cloud outside of consoles (translated using Bing AI):
“Both are important. First of all, I’m very excited and looking forward to what I can do with the hardware in the future. In terms of hardware, I think we can offer Xbox users something unique, and not just follow what other companies are offering. We must consider a large number of Nintendo users Switch and PlayStation are part of the Xbox community, just as ROG Ally and Steam Deck are part of the Xbox community.
Likewise, it’s also important to make sure that everyone who continues to play Xbox games in the community feels equal, including those who play Game Pass on their PCs. There are a lot of things to work on.”
He was also asked if there will be a continuous stream of Xbox games in the future. Spencer acknowledged there were issues with new releases through 2022, but says things were already better in 2023 and will be better in the future with AAA releases every three months:
“Over the next two to three years, we plan to release first-party blockbusters or highly anticipated titles approximately every three months. We are very excited and looking forward to it.”
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