Phil Spencer: Cloud Available for Other Console’s Exclusives; Few Requests for Xbox App on Mac and More

on December 19, 2015 11:01 PM

As usual, Phil Spencer keeps a channel of communication open with the fans, and today he went on one of his usual Twitter sprees, providing some rather interesting information.

First of all, to a fan that asked if Microsoft could lock down Titanfall 2 as exclusive to avoid it loosing its Azure-based cloud features, Spencer explained that Azure is available even to other platforms’ exclusives, as Microsoft wouldn’t prevent anyone from using it.

Of course, he declined to comment on the specific deal on Titanfall.

If you’d like to see the Xbox One app on Mac, you may have to prepare to wait, as Spencer mentioned that there haven’t been many requests:

Lastly, Spencer talked about backward compatibility, explaining that the company wants to make all first party Xbox 360 games available at some point, at least when possible.

He also explained why it takes time to bring more games to the service:

Lastly, Spencer mentioned that in order to enable backward compatibility for the original Xbox, the team would have to figure out how to implement achievements.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.