Spencer On Exclusive Xbox One Games Shifting To Win 10, System Updates, Arcade And More

ReCore on PC? It’s all about choice, according to Xbox boss.

Posted By | On 05th, Jan. 2016 Under News


ReCore

Microsoft has been making some rather interesting moves as of late – last year, it revealed that a number of Xbox One exclusives would be heading to Windows 10 on the PC as well. While it originally started by announcing Fable Legends for Windows 10 (featuring cross-platform support with Xbox One players), it followed up with Gears of War: Ultimate Edition and just recently, Comcept’s ReCore. Does that diminish the value of owning an Xbox One when you can simply purchase these games on PC?

Xbox division boss Phil Spencer answered a few queries regarding the same on Twitter. He first noted that with regards to ReCore going to PC, “We’ll continue to focus on Xbox One experience and bringing the Xbox experience to Win10. You can decide where you want to play.”

As for how this affects Xbox One sales with more exclusives going to PC, Spencer stated that, “Financials matter but it’s more about choice. XB1 is our best console exp. We want Win10 to be great for gamers as well.”

Will ReCore offer cross-buy support on PC with the Xbox One version, essentially allowing you to own the game on two platforms (much like some games on PS Vita/PS3 and PS4)? “We haven’t announced the model for ReCore yet, we’ll be sure to announce as we finalize the plans.”

In other news, Spencer also clarified the upcoming multiplayer beta for Crackdown 3. Arriving this Summer, Spencer promised that, “We will have more info coming. With the tech in Crackdown delivering MP/online is a big step.”

What about Xbox Arcade, which is a beloved memory for fans when it came to discovering some small yet awesome games? Interestingly, though smaller indie games are now handled by ID@Xbox, Spencer didn’t discount having a separate brand for them to fit under. “We partner w/ great ID@XBOX games to get smaller games. We don’t have umbrella brand like Arcade that we use, maybe we should.”

Remember when Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg teased some surprises for E3 2016? Well good news! They’re most likely going to be revealed at E3 itself. “We have some launches coming but no big consumer event before E3 planned,” according to Spencer.

Spencer also clarified of “large” updates for the Xbox One. Do they only ever come after E3 2015? “Honestly rather not do big updates EOY. Highest usage, new games, challenging time to update platform/service. Team did good work.” This could indicate that if there’s ever an update equivalent to the New Xbox One Experience, it may not necessarily arrive near the end of the year.


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  • JerkDaNERD7

    It’s obvious why they’re now supporting PC more than before because the exclusives they’ll be offering will be trhough Win10, directly competing with Steam and the would take some time but glad they’re finally supporting PC development. Also you’ll always have you’re console gamers so this doesn’t effect Xbox significantly.

    • Jon

      I completely agree with you here.

      The reality is that one company is supporting two markets and their only two options are to either produce two separate line ups of game, or to share the exclusives between the two platforms that they support.

    • XbotMK1

      PC is an open platform. I think the fact that Microsoft is putting Xbox One exclusives on PC shows that they’re for the money, not the customers who purchased an Xbox One because they ignore the cannibalistic effect it has on their console hoping to get more game sales from both PC users and console gamers, or being perfectly ok with gamers just shifting over to PC causing the death of the Xbox console.

    • efnet

      Do you even game?

    • JerkDaNERD7

      Ok Sherlock tell us something we don’t know. Which console manufacture today isn’t in it for the money? Point is this is Microsoft who plays a significant role in PC gaming compared to Sony and only makes sense to make such a move. I really think this will help either platform in terms of game development quality. And again this doesn’t hurt xbox sells. You’ll always have you’re console gamers.

    • Terminator

      Stop, what you just said will be to much for him to handle, the truth in your words puts all his BS talk out of business.

    • Doggystyle

      But what I just said, makes what he just said, makes JerkDaNERD7, and you BOTH, look like idiots.

    • Terminator

      Of course you did…then you realized you were just dreaming. Thanks again for trying.

    • Doggystyle

      No. Its just means that the Xbox One is hurting their bottom line, and they need to make up for the weak Xbox One software sales, with PC software sales. The Xbox One is a weak platform with a weak software attach rate. M$ must make up the difference on PC or abandon the Xbox One completely.

    • Jon

      No duh about them being in it for the money. It’s a corporation.

      The reason they do it this way is because it is cheaper to port games to Windows 10 than it is to have two production lines.

      It also halves the risk.

      At the end of the day though, console gamers will play on consoles and PC players will play on PC.

    • Truth™

      Sony hates money so much they won’t put Bloodborne on a platform where it will actually sell because it will run 60FPS on PC. They love their customers so much they make them pay for online and backwards compatibility and add Microtransactions to re-releases. Truly based. Completely gouging the wallets of their customers for sub par 720P VR that broke on stage.

      #4ThePayers™ 🙂

    • polysix

      yawn

    • Graeme Willy

      Well it’s a no-brainer that Microsoft should not be treating these two markets as if they are not related. They all have Windows in common. To not allow PC the same exclusives as Xbox, or vice-versa, is ludicrous. I think they are finally now realizing this and converging the two markets and that way it’s more money for them and probably less going out, too. Unifying the market is much more feasible for everyone. Especially the fans who don’t want to own both a PC and an Xbox, just for games like Halo, or Forza. Bring those games to Windows…case closed. Windows is Xbox and Windows is PC.

    • GHz

      “I think the fact that Microsoft is putting Xbox One exclusives on PC shows that they’re for the money”

      What’s the difference between that and sony giving you access to PS3, and soon Ps4 games on a Samsung TV via their $15.00p p/m streaming service? No PS3, and soon, no PS4 needed! Why such an effort on Sony’s part?

  • XbotMK1

    Phil Spencer: “Financials matter, but it’s more about choice.”

    Ok Phil, if it’s more about choice than financials, why not put it on the PS4? I think you’re lying and being a conman as usual and you’re trying to spin it to bull sh*t your customers. Trying to con people into buying up your console by claiming a game is exclusive to Xbox One and then putting it on PC shows that it’s not about choice, it’s about financials. You’re a fool to misuse the word “choice” as a substitute for your corporate agenda to bull sh*t your customers when your actions contradict the existence of your console which people bought.

    You contradict your words with your actions. Your actions show that you don’t care about consoles or the people who bought your console. It shows you’re trying to transition away from console towards PC, by taking away reasons to buy your console by putting games on PC because you’re hoping to compete with Steam which means it’s more about financials. I think the only reason why you even made the Xbox One is try to herd your console customers towards PC like cattle so you could try to stop Steam with no regard for the existence consoles.

    At this point, there is no excuse for Xbox One owners to not see how Microsoft has been using them. I think the the only ones being apologists for Microsoft the corporate Microsoft loyalist fanatics who are in love with any little box that has a name starting with an “X”.

    • efnet

      Smh …..same old same old

    • XbotMK1

      Do you have a sound counter argument or is that your only response?

      Are you saying my comment is hate? Are you saying if someone criticisizes Microsoft or Phil Spencer with justification and logic, you think it’s hate? Seems like the assumption of a fanboy who has an emotional attachment to Phil Spencer.

    • Truth™

      PC Gaming wins

      Sony is dead

      Real gamers win and not fake corporate sycophants like you 🙂

    • artistofwar

      No

      PC gaming still sucks

      Xbox is dead because it’s basically becoming a PC

      And PS4 gamers win, not moronic sheep corporate slaves to Nvidia and Microsoft on PC like you. 🙂

    • Terminator

      What can you expect from the #1 PS Drone Corporate Slave Hypocrite Fanboy? BS talk and nothing more.

    • archfiendx

      Sounds like you. I always see you raging over the truth and fanboying for Xbox. You’ve already been exposed as a Xbox Drone Corporate Slave Hypocrite Fanboy.

    • Terminator

      Nah, sounds more like you TrollBotMK1. Oh look that that using my insult against me…imitation is the best form of flattery.

    • archfiendx

      It’s clear to see that you’re still a completely unreasonable, rabid, Microsoft fanboy ,defense drone. The biggest of the litter. lol

    • Terminator

      Was that supposed to make me feel bad? Because all it did was tickle lol Its 2016 and you still cant make a decent comment or a smart one at that. Keep trying you will get there one day.

    • archfiendx

      It’s just the truth. You’re raging all over the place defending Microsoft like it’s your baby.

    • Terminator

      The truth? Oh yes me calling you out on your lies and BS talk TrollBotMK1. Thanks again for trying.

    • Terminator

      Why would Microsoft put its games on the competitions platform? I knew you where retarded but not this retarded.

      You have a choice PC or Xbox two platforms Microsoft works with. So much for that logic or justification of yours.

      Phil Spencer doesn’t care about consoles or the people who bought the console?
      Lets see… Is Phil adding games to its console? YES. Is Phil making sure its console is up to date with the latest features? YES. Is Phil having conversations and taking feedback from its consumers? YES. Is Phil making it cost effective for people to buy its console (bundles, price cuts etc) YES?
      Well would you look at that, guess Mr. Phil Spencer does care.

      Good try TrollBotMK1 but you fail again.

      No go back and tell me how you didn’t do or say X thing so I can expose you.

    • Truth™

      PC
      PC
      PC is the master race

      It gets every game at 1080P and 60FPS

      Financials don’t matter to Sony because they are trying to keep the company afloat and they have dumb customers who spend $15 on PS2 games they already bought to help them do it 🙂

    • Dotcum22

      I thought a pc was a pc
      What’s this master race b.s? Grow up

    • Sloth

      I bought an Xbox One to play games. MS isn’t taking any of them away from me they are just letting other experience the games as well and I am fine with that because I am not a greedy shitbag like yourself.

    • This Guy

      It’s also more revenue for MS by tapping into the large PC gamer population who have for years begged for Xbox exclusives. Also MS is expanding it’s install base this way.

    • GHz

      -_____-

    • GHz

      Ooops…I mentioned MAC. Didn’t mean to

  • Truth™

    PC Gaming always wins, Baby

    RIP consoles. Completely killed before Sony could even pay off their debt of the last Adam Sandler blunder and with no games at all. EVen M$ know the real winning platform. The one with 1080P 60FPS and getting the ultimate edition of Rise Of The Tomb Raider. POS4 gets the “Barely acceptable” edition

    Stay mad console shills. PC Gaming will keep on winning forever 🙂

    • artistofwar

      PS4 beats PC but now that there is no use buying an Xbone, I’ll use my dusty PC.

    • polysix

      There was NEVER any point in buying an Xbone. That is the only universal truth.

    • ShoNuff

      Better than PC? WOW . They have medicine for your altered perception of reality.

    • polysix

      please, for the sake of yourself as much as anyone here… grow up.

      A gaming system is about more than sheer power, the PS4 is adequate enough to pull off what it’s trying to do in most cases. And cost £250. Big deal. You add that console TO your PC setup and have best of both worlds yeah? because last time I checked I sure as **** couldn’t play last of us, driveclub, uncharted etc on my SUPER FAST PC (and in fact I wouldn’t want to I’ve always preferred racers and third person stuff on consoles). Your brain is too badly addled with non-truth to understand these matters though so if you can’t grow up at least shut up.

      BTW I’ve tried all the modern racers on PC at best settings (GTX 980ti) and even some in VR (on DK2 – AC, Project Cars, Live for speed etc) and not ONE of them actually ‘looks better’ than Driveclub, because even though a thicko like you won’t get it, there’s more to good looking gfx than only resolution and frame rate (or poly count, texture size) there’s a little thing called ‘art direction’ and developer vision and there is no better, more realistic and ‘just right’ looking racer anywhere than Driveclub. Yeah it would look better on PC perhaps but it’s not on PC is it? so stop being a fool and get that through your brain, or go play some clinical looking polygon fest @ 4k on your UHD projector in your mom’s basement and wonder why it still doesn’t look as photo-realistic as a mere 1080p (or less) game on a £250 console.

  • Graeme Willy

    Well, last generation they realized that they could not make happen on the PC, what they were making happen with the 360. They tried to bring Live to the PC, but it failed. I think it was too ahead of its time. At that time, people were still predominantly buying disk-based media, with less than half of the PC gaming population buying, via, Steam. So what they are doing now, is bringing the Xbox, PC, tablets and phones all to Windows 10, which is essentially an app market based OS. Meaning, eventually it won’t matter what box you own, you will be playing from a Windows device and able to take advantage of any game. So, you buy Halo 5 on your Xbox One, via, Microsoft’s digital store and then you hop on your PC and download it onto that and play from that, too. Of course, as of now Xbox and PC markets are separate, but if you own, say, Spartan Assault, or Spartan Strike on one your phone, you can download it onto your PC at no cost, as it is all the same game market, now. That’s where everything is headed. So, I guess it could be realistic to say that eventually PC will be able to play Halo games as well, and Xbox will be able to play PC games because it will not be platform specific, but OS specific.

  • archfiendx

    What point is there in buying an Xbox One when Microsoft is obviously trying to kill it off?

    Microsoft is still pulling their slaves, like Terminator and JerkDaNERD7, around like sheep who are still damage controlling the Xbox.

    • GHz

      >_>

  • artistofwar

    Glad I didn’t buy an Xbone before the truth came out. Xbox fanboys should be embarrassed and ashamed of themselves.

  • Anthony

    Microsoft is killing off Xbox?

  • GHz

    To make this really work, they need to go full steam with cross buy. Buy once and play the game on your XB or surface, PC, mobile. Windows 10, DX12 ws designed for this. I’m ready 🙂

  • GHz

    Everybody is doing it. Sony tells their customers you DON”T need a ps4 to access ps3 and some ps4 games when you subscribe to PS NOW for $19.00 p/m. Just get yourself a Sony or samsung TV or even a blu ray player and your good. Nintendo partnered up with DeNA to make mobile games based on NIN iconic IPs. This is all good for gamers and reg customers who dont want to invest in a console in my opinion. More choices in how you want to access your games. Then so is MSFT attempt to maximizing game sales by bringing it’s XB1 brand under one unifying umbrella, catering to the 200+ mil windows 10 devices/users. I can now play on my XB1, surface pro, laptop, gaming rig PC, and someday cellphone via app.

  • Dotcum22

    Not sure if this is a good move from Ms. I speak for myself don’t know what other x1 owners will do but if I can buy the same AAA exclusive for the pc for a cheaper price with more power (pc options) then I will skip the x1 version. The X1 exclusives are great but my X1 itself feels not that exclusive and great anymore. Great move for gamers not that of a great move for the X1 itself

    • efnet

      You won’t be because it will be Windows 10 exclusive meaning you can only purchase it through ms store …no other online outlets will have the right to sell them

    • Dotcum22

      Well that still leaves the problem that I can play exclusives on the pc with alot more power and options. I like the move really I just think it sucks for my X1 but I’ll just wait and see. If games like scalebound/Qb end up on the pc to I will just sell my X1 and focus on PC/Ps4.

  • dametreas foster

    thanks phil you just lost a loyal customer guess i will start buying games digital. on ps4 now.

  • usherjerksoffsonyfanboys

    Having a console isn’t the same as having a pc. I built most my own pc last year….and I still game on my xbox more. There’s a simplicity to gaming on a console, but sometimes I do put in the effort to game on my pc. Definitely will when the oculus rift comes out.

    My xbox is more social, more mobile, and everything is taken care for me in the background. I never want to drag my pc anywhere, it’s a full sized case…never let people touch my pc, and couch co op isn’t really a thing on my pc. If something is wrong with my xbox I gotta to call xbox…..if something is wrong on my pc I can’t figure out myself, I think there is about 6 or 7 numbers I can call….


 

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