It’s not a shock that Phil Spencer and Microsoft were selling the integration between the Xbox One and the upcoming Windows 10 at this year’s E3. While it may not be a surprise, it’s still interesting to see just how interested Spencer is in giving gamers the ability to have more choice about how they play their favorite games, where they play their favorite games and when they play their favorite games.
Sitting down with Giant Bomb at this year’s E3, Spencer laid out his interest in being able to more easily play games on the PC as well as the Xbox One. He said that he wants to be able to let people play games where they want to play them and that he wants to give them “a choice.”
“There’s this kind of back channel frankly I don’t really subscribe to of you need to keep people from playing in certain places, somehow that’s the answer… I want to give people choice and with Xbox I want it to be the best TV gaming experience you can have but frankly if I’m not on my TV and I’m on my laptop, and want to play Killer Instinct, I want to play Gears, I want to play Fable, I should be able to do that and not try to force people to buy something by excluding their choice.” He said in the interview.
These comments come hot on the heels of an earlier near apology from Spencer about how he felt Microsoft had lost its way when it came to PC gaming. It appears he feels as though the company is starting to find its footing in this regard. Check out the video for all of his comments. It’s rather long and his interview starts at the 3:06:00 mark.