Xbox boss Phil Spencer stated in a recent interview that he thinks traditional game exclusives for individual devices “is something we’re going to see less and less of.”
He elaborates on this sentiment in the interview that was conducted by the publication. Bloomberg: “We really love being able to bring in more players to reduce friction, make people feel safe when they play, allowing them to find their friends, play with their friends, regardless of device, I think in the long run. running that is good for this industry.”
He acknowledges that “maybe in the short term, there are some people in some companies who don’t love it,” but believes that “as we get through the rut and see where this industry can continue to grow, it’s proven to be true. ”
Of course, Xbox has been a leading force in cross-platform releases, with most of its first-party titles in recent years launching on both Xbox and PC consoles simultaneously. Additionally, it adopted cross-play alongside competitors PlayStation and Nintendo, allowing players to play against each other regardless of their respective platforms.
Spencer’s comments are supported by PlayStation’s approach to exclusivity gradually changing over the years. Not only are some of her own key titles, like god of war, the last of us part 1, days gone by, Y marvel spider man receiving PC ports after their PlayStation console releases, but financed by second-hand Sony death stranding it has also recently been added to Microsoft’s PC Game Pass service.
Nintendo remains the holdout among the pack, continuing to keep its own and secondary titles away from other platforms, and there’s no sign of this approach changing.
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