Phil Spencer Talks Focus on Xbox One and Windows 10 Gamers; Comments on Quantum Break's PC Announcement

Today’s announcement of Quantum Break‘s release on PC caused mixed feelings among hardcore Xbox fans, and Xbox division head honcho Phil Spencer took to Twitter to respond to questions.

According to Spencer, more players mean a better overall ecosystem:

That said, he pledged once more his focus on making the console’s experience great:

According to Spencer, gamers playing on Xbox One and Windows 10 are the company’s focus:

He also explained that currently Xbox has more support from Microsoft’s CEO than it ever had.

Spencer also had a quite incredulous reaction to the idea of cancelling Quantum Break‘s pre-orders because it’s going to be released on PC as well.

He then elaborated that the company is focusing on creating the best place to play for gamers, not on creating walls:

That said, Spencer also expressed respect for hardcore Xbox fans, and understanding for their passion.

He then explained why the PC version of Quantum Break was announced this late:

According to Spencer, the game is “really special.”

Spencer then mentioned that the price of a high end gaming PC is different from that of a console, and gamers on respective platforms choose them because they love the specific experience they provide.

Last, but definitely not least, he stated his intention of making cross-buy between Windows 10 and Xbox One a platform feature.

Personally, I’m never going to understand the negative feelings that spread when a previously exclusive game is extended to other platforms.

The more gamers get to play good games, at least for what I am concerned, the happier I am. Gaming should indeed be an inclusive hobby, not a series of walls holding out those that don’t own a specific platform.

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Giuseppe Nelva

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.

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