XBox Chef Phil Spencer gave more insights into the future of gaming temples in an interview with Stephen Totilio, which will be transferred to the Portfolio of Microsoft’s portfolio of Activision Blizzard.
The conversation clearly indicates that Phil Spencer are very important to the game numbers and its goal is to increase these figures in the future. He wishes to achieve more players and called Franchises like Call of Duty, World of Warcraft and Candy Crush. From these brands he hopes for more players in five years than before.
“I love Forza [Horizon] 5 and Halo Statistics… I love how many people played psychonauts 2 compared to psychonauts 1. So if I look at the teams when Todd and I talk about Starfield, then it’s about it: how can we make sure that this is the most played Todd Howard game of all time? “
“Can we really make these games so that they reach more players than they have ever seen before? And I say that because I believe in the social impact of interactive entertainment. […] I want more people to play WOW in five years than today. I want that in five years more people Call of Duty play that in five years more people Candy Crush play because we made it accessible to more people. “
But can one achieve this goal when games remain exclusively in the Xbox ecosystem, say, the Xbox Game Pass? An exact answer then Spencer could not give. He seems to hope that this is possible with the Game Pass.
In any case, Spencer has to struggle with some skeptics who believe that the price after all the acquisitions will eventually be raised and you need to make exclusive deals as a number one exclusive deals.
“I feel that I can not prove this negative. [People ask] when will the price for the Game Pass be raised?, They buy all these studios. That’s inevitable. ‘And that, although we have not increased the price for four years. But it’s like:, you know it will come. ‘”
“‘If you are number one, you will start making all these exclusive deals, how, you know, Xbox has [this] past.'” And everything I can do is making decisions who are in front of us and try to clear our goals clearly. “
Finally, this time the question remains open, as it is ordered about the exclusivity of some of the biggest gaming markets. In order to increase the number of players and bring to new best values, either more subscribers need for the Game Pass or less exclusive games.