It’s the circle of sales life.
Phil Spencer has been hard at work pitching just why, exactly Microsoft pushing quite a few of its Xbox One exclusive games over the to PC and one of the key points the Xbox One chief has been hitting on lately is that having those games on Windows 10 as well benefits the gaming community as a whole. If that’s really true, then the gaming community should be quite healthy in the coming years considering just how many games are going to be on both Xbox One and the PC.
While Crackdown 3 and Quantum Break won’t be on the PC, because it was too late in those games’ development cycles to make them compatible with Windows 10, it appears that the company will be doing it more often moving forward. Sitting down with VentureBeat, Spencer said that it’s all a kind of circle of life when it comes to how Microsoft having more games on Windows 10 and Xbox One helps everyone because it means more copies sold.
“In order for us to realize what we want to realize, the financials have to work. This is why at certain times, when people will push on, ‘Hey, should Xbox console games go to PC? Why are you guys focusing on Windows?’—People have to step back and see that the more games we sell, the more people who are buying games on Xbox Live, the better the business is and the more we can invest in it. For Xbox fans, it creates more opportunity.” Spencer said.
While the argument might be true that Microsoft will have more money to invest if it sells more copies of games, it’s clearly doing this move more to help itself. Benefitting the gaming community as a whole is the aftereffect. Maybe that’s OK though.