Phil Spencer, the head of Xbox, recently sat down in an interview with Gamereactor. In the interview Spencer talks about a multitude of topics. Among those topics is the widely talked about topic of exclusivity. And from the comments that he made on the topic, it appears that Xbox Series X games will be coming to PC as well.
The interview is quite long but it offers an abundance of information. Therefor I highly recommend checking out the whole interview. But the prospect of Xbox turning into more of a software platform is incredibly interesting—and innovative in the gaming industry.
Phil Spencer confirms
After being asked about his views on exclusivity regarding Nintendo Switch, Spencer said this:
…if we are shipping a first-party game it’s coming to PC. If we are shipping a first-party game on PC it’s coming to Steam and our own store.
He later goes on to add:
…my goal is: make games as playable by as many people as possible so that this art form continues to grow. And I wanna be all in on the places where Xbox is, so a customer of those platforms can have an expectation that I’m gonna get to go play. And I feel good about the games that we are building, and I feel good about that on PC.
Ongoing commitment to PC
As many players may have noticed in the last couple years, many Xbox titles have been made available on PC as well. And with the Xbox Game Pass for PC has made an entry into the video game industry, it’s clear to see that Xbox has made a commitment to building their footprint in more than just the console ecosystem. Spencer said this about Xbox’s PC strategy:
…when you look at what our standing is on Steam and Game Pass on PC, we have shown that our commitment over time has paid off.
Let’s hope that this continues to be a trend and what Spencer has said here in this interview rings true. If so, we may see a huge exodus of Xbox Series X players to PC. Especially as consoles inch closer and closer to being as powerful as PC’s.