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Phil Spencer on the future of gaming

Written By published July 16, 2020

At Xbox, they’re listening to players, game developers, content creators and streamers. And based on that feedback, Phil Spencer, executive vice president of Gaming at Microsoft, has laid out a road map to the future of gaming and Xbox in a new blog post.

“We’re building a future where you and your friends can play the deepest, most immersive and interactive games ever created across your Xbox console, PC and mobile devices,” he writes.

Commitments include new technology to reduce hate speech and toxicity and empowering creators of diverse backgrounds to develop new stories.

With Xbox Series X, all games will look and play best on the newest console – whether they come from Xbox Game Studios or publisher and developer partners.

If you have or are considering Xbox Game Pass, note that all Xbox Game Studios titles will launch the same day as their global release. And all Xbox Game Studios titles that will be released in the next few years—such as Halo Infinite—will be available on Xbox Series X and Xbox One.

Xbox Series X will also be the first console ever to launch with four generations of compatibility on day one. With the new Smart Delivery technology, you don’t need to buy the same game twice – once for the current console generation and once for the next generation. You always have the best available version of supported games on whatever Xbox console you are playing on, at no additional cost.

Xbox Play Anywhere digital titles also enable you to buy once and play on both Xbox consoles and Windows 10 PCs.

“It’s a future in which you get more value from your games. And where everyone is welcome,” Spencer writes.

Get details on all this and more on Xbox Wire.