‘There is interest… in consoles in China.’
Just yesterday, we brought you the report about how prominent developer American McGee had called out Microsoft on its intention to launch the Xbox One in China, pointing out that there is no interest in, or market for, a gaming machine in the country, and that any launch in the region therefore was doomed to fail.
However, Microsoft’s Phil Spencer, who heads their Xbox department, has released a statement just today (not necessarily in response to McGee), that seems to suggest a much more positive outlook for console sales in the country.
“In Shanghai today talking to devs about Xbox coming. Lots of interest in consoles and how Chinese studios can get to worldwide gamers,” Phil Spencer said on Twitter.
Of course, it is to be seen whether Chinese games can even manage to garner any interest in the worldwide market, particularly considering that they will all be subject to the harsh, stringent censorship rules the Chinese government is imposing.