3 March 2016

Microsoft Not backing Out of Console gaming Anytime Soon

   Following Microsoft's announcement last month that Quantum Break, announced as an Xbox One exclusive, is also coming to PC, some fans wondered if this was signalling a wider shift away from console. That is absolutely not the case, Xbox boss Phil Spencer says in a new interview.

 "The fundamental concern that people have is, 'Are we losing focus on the console?' 'Is Microsoft somehow going to back away from our console focus and have us only focus on Windows?' Absolutely not true," he said in an interview with IGN recently. "We are more committed to our console and the future of that console than we have ever been."
When questioned if Microsoft expected there to be blowback around Quantum Break's PC announcement, Spencer said, "Expected is too high of a word, but I know there is a lot of passion around Xbox." Spencer's comments on Quantum Break's PC version follow those from marketing executive Aaron Greenberg. He stressed that bringing the time-bending action game to PC doesn't mean Microsoft is backing away from console gaming.
"People should know: Xbox is a big priority and a huge commitment," he said. "Please do not let the fact that we are also launching a game on the same day on Windows 10 change your perspective on the importance of the console business [or] our commitment to innovating on console."