These are always busy days at Xbox. The takeover of Activision-Blizzard has now been completed and that means that CEO Phil Spencer will make many decisions about the future of a number of major franchises. As for Call of Duty, it is already known that it will remain multiplatform for at least the next ten years.
But Spencer also seems to apply the same principle to other big names. In conversation with the Japanese Famitsu, the CEO says that the future of Xbox lies not only with its own platform, but also with that of competitors. For example, Spencer mentions the Steam Deck and the ROG Ally, but as far as he is concerned, PlayStation and Nintendo gamers will soon be just as much part of the Xbox community.
“First of all, I’m very excited and excited about what the future holds. In terms of hardware, I think it’s not just a matter of adapting to what other companies are doing, but also providing something unique for Xbox users. Just as we think of ROG Ally and Steam Deck as part of the Xbox community, we need to think of the many Nintendo Switch and PlayStation users as part of the Xbox community in the future.
Likewise, we think it’s important to make sure that everyone who continues to play Xbox games, including those who play Game Pass on PC, feels equal in the community. There’s a lot of work to be done.”