Xbox CEO Predicts “Exclusives” Will Decline in Coming Years
According to Xbox CEO Phil Spencer, fewer platform-exclusive titles will be released in the upcoming years.
According to Spencer in an interview with Bloomberg, games that are made available across numerous platforms are better for the industry’s long-term health than those that are only compatible with one.
Maybe you happen in your household to buy an Xbox and I buy a PlayStation and our kids want to play together and they can’t because we bought the wrong piece of plastic to plug into our television. We really love to be able to bring more players in reducing friction, making people feel safe, secure when they’re playing, allowing them to find their friends, play with their friends, regardless of what device I think in the long run that is good for this industry.”
Spencer was commenting on Microsoft’s planned $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard, which is being closely examined by authorities worried about possible infringement risks at a time of increased development in the gaming sector. After that, Spencer reiterated his commitment to keeping Call of Duty on PlayStation systems in the event that Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard is successful.
The game industry is about to reach new heights thanks to Microsoft. Activision Blizzard and several other well-known gaming companies were acquired by the tech giant, showing that the company is ready to challenge its rivals.