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Xbox’s Phil Spencer: “RPG Is an Area that We Should Focus”

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Xbox’s Phil Spencer: “RPG Is an Area that We Should Focus”

Today Xbox UK released a new video interview with Microsoft’s Xbox Division head Phil Spencer. Among other things, he talked about focusing on RPGs.

Today Xbox UK released a new video interview with Microsoft’s Xbox Division head Phil Spencer. 

While most of the questions focused on Spencer’s personal taste and history, one was quite interesting, asking the executive which genre be believes his platforms needs more of. 

The answer focused on role-playing games. 

“One of the things that I’m really proud of that I see now is how RPGs are stepping up for us.

Back in the day, when I think Mass Effect 1 which I worked on, Jade Empire, Fable… I remember we really staked out RPGs as something that was important. 

 Obviously first-person and third-person shooters have been strong, but it’s nice with Outer Worlds coming out, Wasteland… I think RPG is an area that we purposedly focused on and wanted to do more.

But it’s also, as we’re watching Xbox Game Pass grow and grow, we’re seeing more genres enter, and whether it’s genres that used to be popular and coming back or creators trying new things because they have an oudience that’s always there and they can think how to deliver stories to those people… But I do think RPG is an area that we should focus and I think X0 will be fun around that news as well. 

If you’re interested in the full interview, you can watch it below.

Just a few days ago, Spencer mentioned that gamers should get used to receive announcements of new first-party games basically at every event for the foreseeable future.

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