Xbox CEO Phil Spencer has mentioned that he desires extra individuals taking part in Call of Duty than ever earlier than and make Starfield “the most-played Todd Howard recreation ever.” Nevertheless, he prevented answering how Microsoft plans to realize that contemplating the latter is unique to its ecosystem and there are rumors that Name of Responsibility will ultimately turn into unique as nicely.
Talking to Axios’ Stephen Totillo, Spencer mentioned that he understands the place the issues come from however when quizzed about exclusivity, he gave considerably of a diplomatic reply and mentioned that he’s solely centered on the current for now.
Will Name of Responsibility turn into Xbox unique?
Spencer refuses to reply that, having solely expressed his “desire to keep Call of Duty” on PlayStation platforms. There’s additionally no indication that Starfield will ever make its option to PlayStation. He additionally reminded Totillo that he’s an government answerable for a enterprise in spite of everything.
“Yeah, I would like extra individuals to be taking part in WoW in 5 years which can be taking part in at the moment, I would like extra individuals to be taking part in Name of Responsibility in 5 years, extra individuals to be taking part in Sweet Crush in 5 years, as a result of we’ve made it extra accessible to extra individuals,” Spencer mentioned. “[People ask] ‘When is the Recreation Go worth going to go up? They’re shopping for all these studios. You realize, it’s inevitable.’ Nevertheless it’s like, ‘You realize, it’s coming – when they’re primary, they’re going to begin doing all these unique offers that, like, you already know, Xbox has historical past’ and all I can do is is make the choices which can be in entrance of us and attempt to be express about what our objectives are.”
One thing that stood out to me once I just lately interviewed Phil Spencer was his emphasis on rising participant counts, which I believe is vital to understanding Microsoft’s technique.
I wish to share the place that dialog went (warning: this shall be a bunch of tweets!)
— Stephen Totilo (@stephentotilo) February 8, 2022
Opinion: Recreation Go on PlayStation isn’t too far-fetched
Zarmena writes… I stay satisfied like many others that Microsoft desires to carry Recreation Go or an analogous subscription service to rival platforms together with PlayStation. It’ll assist rake within the form of gaming income that’ll bump Microsoft up from its third place within the video games business. Whether or not Sony shall be receptive to the thought or not stays to be seen (possible not). Spencer isn’t any stranger to creating imprecise statements, however as he mentioned, he’s a businessman in spite of everything and that’s what he’s presupposed to do. Time will inform whether or not future Name of Responsibility video games come to PlayStation or not.
In different information, Battlefield 2042 gamers are demanding refunds, and Bandai Namco desires to build an IP metaverse.