Microsoft has a renewed interest in PC gaming with Windows 10. With that in mind, is there any chance we’re going to see Xbox One exclusives on PC?
Microsoft’s Phil Spencer has not ruled out Xbox One exclusive titles like Quantum Break, Scalebound, and Crackdown 3 from coming to PC. Speaking to PCGamer, Spencer gave a compelling reason why those games weren’t announced for PC.
“In the case of things like Scalebound or Crackdown or Quantum Break, you know, just to be completely honest with you, we started those games before we really looked at expanding into Windows in the way that I wanted to bring as part of becoming head of Xbox,” he said.
According to the Xbox boss, disrupting a game’s development schedule by adding another platform wasn’t in their best interest. “It’s not to say those games could never come to Windows, but right now we’re on the path to finish the great games that they’ve started, and I want that to be the case.”
The executive gave the example of Halo Wars 2, a game that’s already been announced for both PC and Xbox One – because it was planned to be that way from the start.
“Even with Gears, like the Gears 1 remake, we thought about framerate, we thought about multiplayer,” added Spencer. “The opportunity to bring it to Windows in a refreshed way felt like a great opportunity from the beginning. I’m trying to be more deliberate in the choices that we make.”
Phil Spencer finished by saying that not all franchises can work on all platforms, and that the company is not adopting an approach whereby all games will be available on all of its platforms.