You may recall our editorial last month that posed the question of why Microsoft hadn’t made their mark on the increasingly popular new trend of HD remakes of classic last generation games. In the editorial, we pointed out numerous games that would be awesome in HD, the least of which being the Halo series. When asked about the trend, corporate VP of Microsoft Game Studios Phil Spencer responded:
“I don’t think it’s necessarily a bad idea, I’m going to think about it from the customer’s perspective, and are we really delivering something of value to the customer at a price that they want? We obviously have a lot of new things going on, so the thought of re-doing a bunch of things is probably difficult to just weave into the overall portfolio, If you can provide real value to the customer, there could be possibilities for that, but I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about it.”
I find it hard to believe that he broke into a stint about value to the customer when they’ve just increased the price of a service that their competitor offers for free. Regardless, we’ll be waiting at least a little bit longer before we get to see that Jade Empire remake.