Phil Spencer “Very Confident” in How Scorpio Will Run Xbox One Games; Talks Game Lineup and More

Phil Spencer shared more insight with Xbox fans on social media, talking about Project Scorpio and much more.

on February 7, 2017 5:13 AM

Microsoft’s Xbox division head Phil Spencer loves to interact with fans of the brand on social media, and today he took to Twitter once more to respond to a slew of questions and provide insight on the state of Xbox.

First of all, he explained that he is “very confident” in how the upcoming new console code named “Project Scorpio” will run existing Xbox One games.

He also teased that he’s eager to show what the company has in store for the new console.

Spencer mentioned that he feels “very good” about this year’s lineup, with more first party games than last year and “great diversity,” plus launching a new IP (which he later mentioned being Sea of Thieves).

Interestingly, Spencer described the upcoming Xbox One version of Phantom Dust as a “Port+,” promising more details on what that means before the game launches.

He also gave an intriguing “never say never” answer to the possibility of running Xbox 360 games on PC, while he mentioned that it would be difficult.

Speaking about Halo Wars 2, Spencer mentioned that he believes that Atriox is one of the best villains among Microsoft’s first party games.

He then moved on to praise Sea of Thieves, mentioning that he can feel how much the studio is putting into the game, and that he has “a ton of confidence” in Lead Designer Gregg Mayles.

Spencer then moved on to talk about keyboard and mouse, admitting that in some case it’s an advantage over controller users, but developers will decide what is best for their games.

 /  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.