Phil Spencer Teases JRPGs on Xbox E3 Stage and Talks Possibility of Japanese Exclusives

Phil Spencer talked about Xbox's plans for E3, which include JRPGs on stages, and talked about the possibility of future Japanese exclusives.

on April 30, 2018 7:49 AM

During one of his usual Twitter sprees, Microsoft Xbox Division head Phil Spencer talked a bit about E3 and his plans for Japanese games.

Interestingly, we hear a few hints about Japanese games. Spencer confirmed that as of the current plan (which can still change), we’ll see JRPGs on stage at Xbox’s press conference at E3. Last year, he wanted to make sure Microsoft supported Japanese publishers by showing their games on stage, and this year they’re working to do the same, since it’s important for them.

Asked about the possibility of bringing Yakuza games to the Xbox One, and if he has ever thought about that, Spencer answered:

“Yep, Sega has a lot of good franchises that would be cool to see come over.”

Interestingly, he was also asked if he sees Xbox working with a Japanese developer ever again on an exclusive game, and he responded simply “yes.”

He also mentioned that the support from the Japanese publishers for the Xbox One has been a focus for the company, and it’s great to see Xbox gamers buying and playing their games.

Speaking about the post-E3 period, Spencer teased that Microsoft is working on a plan that is a bit different from previous years. He thinks that people will like it, assuming it actually lands.

If you’d like to read learn more about the recent commercial performance of Xbox One, you can check out our dedicated article, and how Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella defined Microsoft’s strategy for gaming.

If you still don’t have an Xbox One X you can grab one on Amazon. If you prefer the base model, you can purchase an Xbox One S.


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