Backwards compatibility for more games is just a matter of time.
There’s a reason why we recently named Phil Spencer our video game industry personality of the year. The Xbox chief is not shy about taking to social media and talking about what interests him. Most recently he was talking about just how Microsoft handles using its Azure cloud services for any number of different games. He also talked about the plans for bringing even more games to the backwards compatible features on the Xbox One, whether there might be a Mac version of Xbox App and finally when Titanfall 2 might be coming.
The Titanfall 2 talk actually ties into his clarification about Azure. One particular Twitter user asked him whether there were plans to lock down Titanfall 2 adding “hate to see the franchise lose out on Azure Cloud computing and servers.” To this Spencer replied, “Azure services are available to any game, even other platform’s exclusives. We wouldn’t keep someone from using.” When the user decided that meant it was a no comment, Spencer pointed out he really can’t say a lot about 3rd party games until there really is something to report.
When it comes to an Xbox app for the Mac (OS X) Spencer said they didn’t have one because there hasn’t been a lot of requests for it. He did tell the person who was asking for it that they could certainly put in an official request for the application. Spencer added he wanted to see how many people would be interested in such a thing. Finally Spencer reiterated that he wants to bring as many older games to the backwards compatible service, saying it was just a matter of time.