Xbox One X Offers Best Version of Games, Microsoft “Not A Fan” of Restricting Content

Phil Spencer criticizes the restriction of content in games like Destiny 2.

Posted By | On 13th, Jun. 2017 Under News


In a recent interview with Eurogamer, Xbox boss Phil Spencer spoke once again about the power of the upcoming Xbox One X. Interestingly, Spencer also talked about Sony holding back pieces of content on other platforms, as with Destiny 2’s PS4 exclusive content that will only arrive on Xbox One and PC in Fall 2018.

Spencer said that, “Xbox One X is the most powerful console ever built, and this fall it will be the most powerful console in the market. There’s nothing technically that would keep any game a console game maker is building who wants to take advantage of the capability here from making Xbox One X the very best version of every one of those games.”

As for the content deals in other games, he said, “I don’t know what deals get written. I’ve been pretty open about, I’m not a fan of doing deals that hold back specific pieces of content from other platforms. You don’t see that in the deals we’ve done with Assassin’s [Creed Origins] and Shadow [of War]. We’ll have a marketing deal on those, but I don’t say, hey, I need some kind of Strike or skin somebody else can’t play.

“I don’t think it’s good for our industry if we got into a point where people are holding back the technical innovation of game developers based on a marketing deal. I don’t know anything about what’s in other people’s deals. But this, clearly, from a technical perspective, is the most powerful console by quite a wide margin. So, when I stood on-stage and I said this will be the best place to play all those games, there’s nothing technically that would keep any developer from not making that true.”

Which is all fine and dandy but then it doesn’t explain how Microsoft had the same deal with Ubisoft for Tom Clancy’s The Division and its DLC last year. Times change though and Microsoft has been doing away with timed exclusives and the like. What are your thoughts on all this? Let us know in the comments.


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  • Mark

    Uhhh, I gotta smack u Phil….how many “Console Launch Exlclusives” did u have at E3?

    • Troy Marcel

      I think he’s talking about content in games, locking them away from other consoles, destiny is the worst.

    • Mark

      Possibly. I’m still not sure I like al that “launch exclusive” stuff…

    • Hiyperion

      I do wonder if it couldn’t be about the 30fps limit on the XBX, while the PC version is uncapped.

    • Mark

      Nah I think it’s Destiny DLC lol

    • Gamez Rule

      I supported both platforms with Destiny, but this time I might just get the PS4 version and give Xbone a miss due to the lack of content for Xbone.

      I believe that if developers have taken time to give extra exclusive content within a game then we should show more support to them on that chosen platform I say buy for PS4 over Xbone due to developers extra exclusive content and support from Sony getting hold off the deal.

    • Mark

      I hear ur sentiments, but me I’d never buy a console for a piece of exclusive DLC, heeeeell no lol

    • Gamez Rule

      It’s not just a piece of DLC though, it’s what follows from the support that matters. Look at the exclusive games on each platform to see what I mean. Then look at the exclusive DLC offered within third party games, and that’s where gamers usually stay.

    • Mark

      Well I mean exclusives, controller, network, the UI, these are the things that I look for when I buy a system, so by time I hear about exclusive DLC, it’s a non factor in buying a console for me personally

    • Gamez Rule

      Really… IMO you’re holding yourself back from experiencing gaming then mate as Controllers / Networks / even the UI changes within the current gen cycles and without games all the above is no good mate, hence why exclusives and deals within gaming via developer support is very important. But each to their own.

    • Mark

      I’m holding myself back from experiencing gaming because of some timed DLC? Well if that’s how u see it. Also I did mention exclusives brother

    • Gamez Rule

      You added exclusive after posting *controller, network, the UI*, but at least you added it.

    • Mark

      Nah I wrote exclusives before anything. But anyway I wasn’t listing stuff in order, just throwin it out there……God of War looks insane! Best graphics go to Anthem and Metro for me; best games was Metro, God of War, Anthem, State of Decay 2, and sumthin I forgot……SpiderMan looks freakin great, but the combat is heavily scripted for me, so I don’t know, how do u feel? Best games, best graphics etc. Oh yeah Ori 2…..wooow, that’s effin art bro

    • Hiyperion

      bit. ly/2swJb5P

      “But Spencer is addressing a larger, even more troubling point. When he
      talks about “holding back the technical innovation of game developers
      based on a marketing deal,” he’s responding to Eurogamer’s original
      question about whether or not these Sony-deal-having games will get to
      make the most out of Xbox One X on the performance side. In this
      instance, it seems likely that say, Destiny 2 could probably run at 60
      fps on Xbox One X even if that’s not possible on PS4 or PS4 Pro. But
      because of this inked deal with Activision, there is probably a
      stipulation that denies Microsoft the “best” version of the game, and lo
      and behold, the official word is that Destiny 2 is locked at 30 fps
      across all consoles (it’s not limited on PC). This may not be the
      singular reason this is happening, but it’s easy to suspect it’s a
      factor.”

  • One With Shadows

    XboneX. Lololol. Really genius marketing ploy there MS.

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  • Legionarius

    Didn’t Microsoft get timed exclusive content for The Division?

    • Gamez Rule

      Yes MS did get timed exclusive content as I bought that game for the deals MS gained, so I don’t know why Phil is trying to downplay *doing deals* LOL. ..”The first two expansions for Tom Clancy’s The Division will be 30-day timed exclusives for Xbox One”…

    • Legionarius

      If the shoe was on the other foot and MS was the console market leader he’d be signing the same types of deals Sony is.

    • Gamez Rule

      Yes I agree 100%, MS have done so in the past too.

    • Smart guy

      30 days is one thing a year though? Thats just stupid. Just like with rise of the tomb raider. No matter what console you like you make one side wait a year before it gets a game/extra content is stupid

  • Jose Arcadio Morales

    sony e3 2017 – nothing but maybe next year you guys will get some of those “presented” games

  • crazy_black_man- ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    This dude Phil is embarrassing himself constantly crying like he doesn’t know Microsoft’s own history of unethical competitive behavior. All I ever hear from fanboys is how much money MS has to burn, and yet and still I keep reading all these articles saying that Phil is always crying like a little biiitch, instead of actually being competitive.

    • Smart guy

      When did the tears come? Oh they never did that’s right 🙂 so the only little biiitch is you but we all already knew that:))

  • Smart guy

    Yep me too

  • Ocelot forgot his meds

    Sony has now declined crossplay with switch and PC for minecraft and rocket league. Sony is the problem.


 

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