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Phil Spencer Tells Social & Casual Projects Are A Focus For Xbox Game Studios Acquisitions


Amongst the greater anticipation for Microsoft on behalf of future purchases for Xbox Game Studios, the next forecast is left unknown currently. But, the fruits of previous purchases shows to bear immensely so far according to Phil Spencer. Previously, he told the RPG lineup for Xbox is “massive” with plans underway internally. Of course, this was ahead of Starfield being confirmed as an exclusive release for the platform.

But, acquisitions are said to continue to be prevalent for the foreseeable future as suggested by Xbox Game Studios head Matt Booty. He describes the ambition to deliver anticipated IPs for each quarter and will cease buyouts until that is met. More recently, Phil Spencer told that there is no quota for acquisitions with plans yet to cease just yet.

When speaking to Bloomberg at the Paley International Council Summit recently, Spencer echoed a similar comment that there’s no quota to be met for acquisitions. However, he goes on to elaborate that casual titles are to be considered for the arrangements as well.

When I think about the kinds of genres that are usually associated with Xbox, yes, we have Roblox, we have Minecraft, we have FIFA and Fortnite, but we want to continue to invest in more social, casual content that’s out there.

In a later statement, Spencer explains the relationships Microsoft has with its partners and internal game studios for releases that came to Xbox in recent years. “I’m really proud of the creators who have chosen to become part of Xbox. If you look at some of the people we’ve acquired and partnered with, it’s people we’ve had longterm relationships with and they’ve come inside of Xbox now and they see our roadmap on platform and service. I want them to be able to do their most amazing creative work as part of this team.”

Upon other remarks made by Spencer recently, one namely comment is his belief on behalf of legacy support. While Xbox continues to dominate in support for backwards compatibility, he advocates that all platforms adopt a similar approach for wide-spread, legal emulation. You can read the full report by heading here.

Are you interested what Xbox might deliver for casual titles?

Source: Bloomberg

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