These are always busy days at Xbox. The acquisition of Activision-Blizzard has now been completed, which means that CEO Phil Spencer will be making many decisions about the future of a number of major franchises. As far as Call of Duty is concerned, it is already known that it will remain multiplatform for at least the next ten years.
But Spencer seems to be using the same premise for other big names as well. In conversation with the Japanese Famitsu the CEO says that the future of Xbox lies not only with their own platform, but also with that of competitors. For example, Spencer cites the Steam Deck and the ROG Ally, but as far as he is concerned, PlayStation and Nintendo gamers will soon be just as much a 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.
Similarly, 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.”