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.
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.