Phil Spencer Clarifies Stance on Xbox Anywhere, Promises Wheelchairs For Xbox Avatars

Apparently, the aim is to have all Microsoft franchises, if not games, on Xbox One and Windows 10.

Posted By | On 08th, Jul. 2016 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605

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Yesterday, we learned that Microsoft were backing down from what was otherwise looking to be their boldest move in years, when we learned that Microsoft had changed the wording of the Xbox Anywhere program so that it no longer implied Xbox and Windows versions of all Microsoft games- so the promise of all Microsoft games going forward being on PC was one that Microsoft were already unwilling to honor.

Today, Phil Spencer clarified that on Twitter, and… yup, it seems as though yesterday’s retraction still holds. Spencer’s wording said that all Microsoft franchises would be coming to Xbox and Windows, as opposed to all games, which was the original promise of Xbox Anywhere- so, for instance, Halo 6 might not come to Windows 10 PCs, but Microsoft would consider Halo Wars 2 adequate representation of that franchise on the platform. This is a shame, and definitely far less ambitious and audacious than what had been promised.

In other news, Spencer also seems to be hinting that disabled gamers may be getting some more representative avatars on Xbox Live soon. Responding to a tweet, Spencer noted that avatars with wheelchairs was something that Microsoft had already looked at, and that it was hopefully not too far off in the future.

So that’s good news right there, definitely, and it is something that Microsoft deserve to be commended on.

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  • Terminator

    “This is a shame, and definitely far less ambitious and audacious than what had been promised.”

    We where promised games by Microsoft from the Xbox library and thats what we got. Just because you didn’t get the games you wanted doest mean they didn’t keep it.

    • Doggystyle

      And there you are, Phil Spencer’s official a**crack taster, showing up extra early for work today. Go ahead and punch in. Weve got a very critical comment against Microsoft for you to hurry up and defend asap.

    • d0x360

      I’ve never blocked anyone before…I believe in free speech but you…you aren’t worth words. So…your my first and only block.

      Be honored that you are truly that dumb and pathetic

    • Terminator

      I blocked that idiot a long time ago, now I dont need to read his pretentious BS rants anymore. 🙂

    • d0x360

      I don’t like to block people. Most people who act like he does are just young and misinformed. I’d rather have a decent conversation with him even if we dont agree but all he posts is anti ms fanboy nonsense so I’m done wasting my time reading it.

    • Michael

      Sad pony. Go over to pony land do and try to convince sony to support all of their platforms.

  • Riggybro

    Ok Phil us people on PC will keep buying your Microsoft operating systems and continue propping up the “separate” Xbox division for little return. Cool. Thanks.

    • Lisa Beason

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  • d0x360

    Microsoft nor Spencer never NEVER said anything about halo 6 or titles like it.

    They are talking about games they don’t own and games that would make no sense to port like mobile crap.

    Read the actual words they say don’t infer completely different things.

    Oh wait…click bait I forgot

  • Mr Xrat

    Oh look, another clarification. But Xgimps told me mixed messaging was just a biased media conspiracy!!!


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