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Xbox boss hopes VR doesn't become the exclusive future of gaming

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Phil Spencer

Spencer has made a habit of congratulation performances from Sony or Nintendo and he believes that this trend needs to continue, as it's not his job to detract from the accomplishments of others.

"It's our biggest exclusive franchise", Spencer said, not hesitating in naming the game as one of the cornerstones of the company. It doesn't mean I don't think VR has great experiences to offer.

Xbox One games can be streamed directly to a virtual cinema within Oculus Rift, too. I love playing games in my family room with my kids. "I'll say, obviously we have relationships with Valve, we have a relationship with Oculus around the VR work that they're doing, but I'm going to say I kind of hope not. Holograms and AR I think is a more complex space, but again, you're going to find games will be there really stretching the technology like they have in so many other areas".

He adds that 100% of their focus is on making Halo 5 a great release on Xbox One.

Like many successful video games, "Halo" is in talks for a movie adaptation, although Spencer said the movie is nowadays not a priority.

But Spencer did speak a little about the future of Windows and Xbox gaming integrations in a hopeful way that he and his team fully intend to embrace. Here at pX, we operate a strict "no fanboy" policy in order to provide people with a safe place to discuss their favourite games and systems without being taken down for daring to have a differing opinion. "I love the nostalgia of the couch co-op of what Halo did in the past, but I also know in the realities of the day with people's busy lives, it's not as easy to get everybody in the same physical place".

"The one thing that I probably find a little distasteful in the discourse around games is the divisiveness that people try to build between platforms".

Spencer's convictions on the matter were so strong during the interview, that we were lmost expecting him to drop a #AllConsolesMatter hashtag.

VR is fine and all, a nice diversion from gaming we've seen over the last thirty years, but for all it brings to the table, there is a extremely poorlot that it removes as well.

 

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