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Microsoft’s Phil Spencer Explains How Bringing Xbox Exclusives to PC Benefits Console Fans


Microsoft’s Phil Spencer Explains How Bringing Xbox Exclusives to PC Benefits Console Fans

“For Xbox fans, it creates more opportunity.”

The Xbox game lineup has been making a slow but noticeable move to PC. Fable Legends, Titanfall, and Gears of War: Ultimate Edition are but a few titles appearing on Windows as well as the Microsoft console. Head of Xbox Phil Spencer is opening up on the trend, explaining that the financial benefits of the move open up more opportunities for Xbox fans.

“On the profitability and the financial success, that’s what drives me. I love this product. I love what the brand means. I love what it can become,” Spencer told VentureBeat. “In order for us to realize what we want to realize, the financials have to work. This is why at certain times, when people will push on, ‘Hey, should Xbox console games go to PC? Why are you guys focusing on Windows?’—People have to step back and see that the more games we sell, the more people who are buying games on Xbox Live, the better the business is and the more we can invest in it. For Xbox fans, it creates more opportunity.”

I'll bet this Kodak moment wasn't even staged.

Running a “viable business” helps make the Xbox as great a console as possible, Spencer says. “You see the lineup of games we have right now and say it’s the best lineup we’ve ever had. That’s because you get into a stronger financial position and you’re able to invest more and see the benefit of that investment. If selling games on Windows and Xbox means we get to invest more and build more, that’s a great thing for people who care about the Xbox brand.”

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