Today Xbox One preview members got early access to the Halo 5: Guardians today, and according to Xbox division head Phil Spencer, that’s going to become a more common occurrence, as he explained on Twitter.
Having Preview members help us test launches will be more common, good learning for us.
Just like OS updates, preview members help us find things before we go broader, appreciate the help.
In addition to that, Spencer also explained why the newly announced Minecraft: Story Mode is going to be on PlayStation platforms despite the fact that the franchise is now owned by Microsoft.
Honestly talks started prior to us owning, doesn’t mean we wouldn’t ship on PS given MC ships on PS but this was pre-XBOX.
It’ll definitely be interesting to see if Minecraft will continue to remain multiplatform even in the future, but for now PlayStation gamers seem to be covered. In the meanwhile, the idea of having preview members test launches before scaling up definitely seems to be a good way to avoid the problems we’ve seen with online games in the past few months.