A few days ago, Xbox CFO and Corporate Vice President of Finance and Operations, Tim Stewart, made a statement that was much discussed on social media. Specifically, while speaking at a presentation held at the Wells Fargo TMT Summit, the high-level executive stated that Xbox’s goal is “To bring first-party experiences and subscription services to every screen that can play games. Even on platforms like PlayStation and Nintendo.”
This situation has been the cause of heavy criticism, with many players wondering if it makes sense to buy an Xbox console, if all games and Xbox Game Pass are coming to PlayStation in the future. After countless discussions and speculations, the CEO of Microsoft’s gaming division came to put an end to this possibility. Phil Spencer.
Specifically, in Grant’s interview Windows CentralSpencer explained how Microsoft has no plans to bring Game Pass to PlayStation or Nintendo consoles. In fact, he confirmed this, pointing out once again that there is no such thing in the company’s future plans. After that, Spencer emphasized that Microsoft wants those players who have invested in an Xbox console to feel satisfied and therefore the company’s goal is to continue to innovate.
Phil Spencer’s new clarifying statements:
I’ll start by saying that we don’t have any plans to bring Game Pass to PlayStation or Nintendo. It’s not in our plans. But I think you made a very good point about “what it means to own an Xbox”. What I want us to focus on is how we continue to innovate for people who have committed to choosing our hardware platform. Meaning how can we continue to make sure they feel good about their investment in what we’ve created.
Obviously I will have my own opinion about our devices. However, I think our hardware teams have done a great job with Xbox Series
When I think about investments in things like Game Pass and Xbox Cloud Gaming, cross-play and cross-save, ID@Xbox, all of those things – I want us to continue to innovate so that our console users feel like we’re making investments in this console that meet their commitment to us.
Game Pass has been one of the things we’ve built over the last five years and we’re continuing to evolve it, it’s available on PC and in the cloud. It’s an important part of the identity of Xbox consoles. And I think it will continue to do so. We will continue to look for future ways to innovate across our range of games and platform.
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