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Phil Spencer Presses Xbox Game Pass Exclusives Are Not Part Of Its Service Approach

Posted on October 25, 2023 by Nick Moreno

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Grasping on the avenues Microsoft is taking for Xbox Game Pass, it is understood that the service and its acquisitions is to bring more users to its subscription. Subsequently, doing so is offering unique experiences only through Xbox Game Pass as we’ve seen with the new Starfield already. Even more, it is considered to be a long-term goal even back indie teams like Studio  Zevere as reported previously.

Another element backing this claim is its emphasis on cloud gaming. With Xbox Cloud Gaming a new front to welcome fresh players, exclusive content is understood to offer what the competition is missing, right. It already formed a publishing group solely for the xCloud initiative before. Even more, its first major project involved Hideo Kojima’s team that is on the way.

Well, an interview with Phil Spencer says otherwise in terms of exclusive content from Xbox Game Pass. Speaking to Game Watch previously, the Microsoft Gaming CEO told that is not the plan at all. In fact, the act to do so would only withhold these games ultimately. Spencer shares that Game Pass is merely an option for the industry, not a requirement. 

“No. It’s not. What we want to offer is choice. Xbox isn’t just about Xbox Game Pass. The real success of Xbox is that more users will play Xbox, not just on Xbox consoles, but on PCs, in the cloud, or on other consoles. We want to expand the Xbox community to play. I’m not going to do anything to hinder that,” Spencer’s statement reads through an auto-translator.

In the same interview, Spencer did elaborate on other plans on behalf of Microsoft. In that, he told the Japanese publication that more AAA titles is to come out of Japan to Xbox in the coming future. You can read the full report by heading here.

What surprises you most about Spencer’s comment on exclusive games for Xbox Game Pass?

Source: Game Watch

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