Xbox chief Phil Spencer on the Larry Grib podcast talked about two important things: games and Series consoles. He noted that Bethesda will be critical to the progress of the Xbox.
The final deal will only be closed this year, everything is going according to plan, so Spencer is happy with the situation. Microsoft does not interfere in the work of Bethesda yet, the company continues to do what it was doing before.
The Xbox chief mentioned that Bethesda teams will be “very important” to push the Xbox forward. Spencer is eager to close the deal so they can start working as one company. In doing so, Bethesda will be an “incredible addition” to Microsoft’s own studios.
Spencer revealed that his team is constantly trying to create more Xbox Series consoles. The head of the Xbox will note that the problem of the lack of consoles greatly affects the gaming industry, but he appreciates the patience of people.
Some people say, “Why didn’t you produce more?”, “Why didn’t you start earlier?”, “Why didn’t you send them earlier?” and other questions. All of this is really related to physics and engineering. We do not slow down the process, but we create consoles as quickly as we can, we have all the assembly lines. This is what we are constantly working on.
Despite the older and more productive Series X, Spencer admitted that he spent the most time with the Series S, which is connected to a monitor. At his home, the head of the Xbox put Series S on the second floor, and Series X on the first.
I work a lot on my computer. I have a Series S connected to a monitor via a different HDMI, and when I work, it happens many times that I sit on a Microsoft Teams call and play my Series S. Just don’t tell Satya about it.
I have Series X downstairs that I go downstairs to play, but Series S is the one I play the most, and I’m really, really proud of how this console came about … it works really well.
Spencer noted that a large number of games can contribute to the creativity of the content creator community. Also in the conversation, there was a place for discussing Microsoft Flight Simulator, which is part of the Game Pass, which makes it easier to distribute.
Microsoft can create a game in a narrowly focused genre with millions of fans who already love the game, but there are tens of millions of people who can’t buy such titles. Game Pass lets you do that, and it’s going to be “fantastic” coming to Xbox Series X and S next summer.
In another separate video, the Xbox team and Spencer personally congratulated everyone on the year 2021.
I wanted to take this moment to convey my best wishes to everyone in our community. Hope you and your family are healthy and safe. We are all living in unusual times right now and are trying to make the most of them.
We are all together. I’m really proud that games play such an important role in the lives of so many people now.
We also join these congratulations and want to wish you well-being, energy and, most importantly, endurance.