Microsoft Gaming CEO Excited For 2023 Xbox First Party Lineup, Future Hardware & Partnerships
Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer admits Xbox has been “light” on first-party content this year, but remains excited for the 2023 lineup and is thinking about future hardware.
Speaking in an interview on the Same Brain YouTube channel, Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer talked about how “light” Xbox has been this year in terms first party content, but expressed excitement over the lineup of games coming in 2023 and getting to ship the company’s first Xbox/Bethesda games with Starfield and Redfall.
Spencer further discussed the future of Xbox, and said that Microsoft is “all in” for the long-term. The software giant is now looking toward the possibility of new hardware, new styles of games, new partnerships, and new first-party projects that can be done. Microsoft is also looking to expand further in the mobile domain, and what it can offer to that demographic of gaming audiences. Phil also mentioned that he got an update on the upcoming Fable game from Playground Games, and he commented that the game is looking great.
According to Phil, a major new update is coming to the Xbox app on PC in a couple of weeks. He mentioned that Microsoft is doing a lot of work on PC, and has been taking feedback on ways to improve the user experience on the platform.
Phil said that he’s conscious that the economy is hitting Microsoft’s customers in different ways, and he sees gaming as a way for them to connect when they are separate from each other and also a cost effective way for entertainment, as gaming can be nice outlet for people to have fun together. He mentioned Xbox Game Pass as a key platform in this regard, where there are hundreds of games available to download and stream.
Previously, it was reported that Sony may be blocking Call of Duty titles from hitting Xbox Game Pass.