Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Is Back in Japan to Meet Developers and Publishers

Microsoft's Xbox Division Head Phil Spencer returned to Japan to meet with local developers and publishers in his quest to bring more games to the platform.

on October 8, 2018 2:27 PM

Phil Spencer has always been very responsive to the requests of Xbox fans desiring the ability to play Japanese games on the Xbox One, and he has been traveling to Japan to meet developers and publishers in order to negotiate their presence of the console.

As a result, we often see Japanese games taking front and center stage during Microsoft’s conferences at trade events like E3, and unexpected titles popping up on Xbox One.

Today, Spencer mentioned that he is going back to Japan for another round of meetings with developers and publishers, during which he’ll talk about game development and get feedback on the progress made with local creators.

It’ll be interesting to see the result of those meetings in the months to come. Spencer himself talked about the importance of working with Japanese developers in a recent interview.

More recently, we heard those same concepts echoed and elaborated on by Xbox Games Marketing General Manager Aaron Greenberg when we interviewed him at Gamescom 2018.

 /  Executive News Editor
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