Phil Spencer Promises Xbox One Will Still Have Exclusives; Expects More Cross-Play Games in 2015 and More

on January 23, 2015 3:51 PM

Microsoft announced two days ago that Fable Legends will feature cross-play multiplayer between Xbox One and PC, but apparently there are more games coming this year with that feature, as mentioned by Xbox Division Head Honcho Phil Spencer on Twitter:

He also clarified that cross-play will be available to indie developers:

Interestingly, he promised more information soon on where we’ll be able to purchase the PC Version of Fable Legends:

He also mentioned that system requirements for streaming Xbox One games on PC will be announced later this year, but the goal is having it working on most Windows 10 PCs.

Spencer then clarified that we’ll need a controller to stream Xbox One games on PC, and while the one in the demonstration was wired, Microsoft understands the importance of wireless for PC users.

He then explained that Xbox Live Gold won’t be required to access party chat on the Xbox App on PC.

For those worrying about the XBox One retaining a number of exclusives, Spencer had reassuring words.

We also get the clarification that the Sunset Overdrive icon shown on the Xbox app during the Windows 10 event was there just because the app shows all owned games on Xbox One and Windows, while the title remains Xbox One exclusive.

To a fan asking if traditional VR on Xbox One, Spencer responded that for now the focus is on Hololens.

Incidentally, we also learn that Spencer is going to see a build of Rise of the Tomb Raider next week.

Finally, he even answered on what’s his most anticipated PS4 game.

Hopefully, he’ll let us know more about the Rise of the Tomb Raider next week. For now, I’m sure I’m not the only one wondering what games will benefit from the cross-play feature this year, but on this your guess is as good as mine.

 /  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.