Phil Spencer talks about Activision’s deal and Xbox’s policy on exclusive games
In a new interview, Xbox boss Phil Spencer discussed the reasoning behind the Activision Blizzard acquisition and the company’s policy on console exclusivity.
Speaking to XboxOn, Phil Spencer stated that Xbox is focusing on a June rollout, but other news is to come. Spencer also mentioned that Everwild, from developer Rare, is still in development. When asked about the reaction to the Activision Blizzard acquisition, Spencer said, “For the Xbox community, there’s been a lot of anticipation… for the industry, and I think this is true, there are questions about this. what does it mean…how will this affect competition?”
He reaffirmed that the Activision Blizzard acquisition was never primarily about Call of Duty, but about building out the company’s mobile portfolio. “[Mobile] is the biggest gaming platform on the planet…for us, the logic really starts with how do we get more capabilities on mobile?” play Call of Duty. like Minecraft.” He also confirmed that certain modes or cosmetics in Call of Duty will not be exclusive to Xbox.
However, Xbox will continue to promote and develop exclusive games. Spencer specifically mentioned Starfield, saying, “I don’t think I ever said that Starfield wouldn’t be exclusive to Xbox… I think what I said was we’d handle it on a case-by-case basis. specific. base. We will not pull the game on other platforms.” Spencer also mentioned that he believes AI will be a positive driver for gaming in the future.
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