Phil Spencer Sees Xbox Game Pass as an Opportunity for Single-Player Games and More

Xbox division head Phil Spencer talks about Xbox Game Pass and the opportunities it offers while promising more original Xbox games.

on January 28, 2018 4:45 AM

Over the past couple of days, Xbox Divison head Phil Spencer took to Twitter to as he often does to talk more about Xbox Game Pass and a few other topics.

First of all, we learn that Spencer sees the service as both a subscription service with great value, and a new model that could open up opportunities for creativity, especially for single-player games.

According to Spencer, there is a lot of interest from various studios that would like to see how the service performs. Microsoft intends to lead with its first-party games, but the goal is to expand to other studios.

Interestingly, Spencer also promised more original Xbox backward compatible games, even if they’ll come at a slower pace than tose for Xbox 360.

Last, but not least, he mentioned that he always believed that Monster Hunter could become a “huge global franchise,” and Monster Hunter World is a great step for Capcom.

The addition of new first-party games to the Xbox Game Pass was announced by Microsoft a few days ago, and you can see the first entries in a recent trailer. Play Anywhere titles will also be playable on PC, while the house of Xbox also provided a comment about their permanency on the service.

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