Phil Spencer wants to bring original Xbox games and Game Pass subscriptions to PC

By James O'Connor, Wednesday, 14 June 2017 06:57 GMT

While acknowledging that his team “doesn’t love it when (he) pre-announces things”, Phil Spencer has talked openly in an interview about bringing original Xbox games and Game Pass to PC.


Speaking to PC Gamer, Phil Spencer has said that he would love to see Xbox games – which will soon be playable on Xbox One – working on PCs as well.

Spencer – who has been fairly candid this week, saying earlier that he is not a fan of console exclusive content in multiplatform games – was asked if Xbox emulation may make its way to PC at some point, and immediately responded “yes”.

He talks about how the original Xbox, running on a X86 chip, is easier to emulate than the 360 is. “I think we’ve got work to go do there, but I think it’s in our future”, he says.

PC Gamer also asks him about Microsoft’s Game Pass subscription service, which costs $10 a month and gives Xbox One users access to a large back catalog of games. “I definitely want to bring Game Pass to PC”, he told them. “It’s a business model that I think could be good for creators, and when business models work for creators, it usually means good content will come for gamers. I like that.”

None of this is a confirmation, of course, but it sounds like Microsoft is working on it.

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