Xbox president Phil Spencer says Xbox remains committed to making consoles
Earlier this week, Xbox boss Phil Spencer called a town hall meeting for all employees to address rumors that first-party Xbox games could yet be released on other platforms, insisting that didn't mean the company wasn't committed to the Xbox console. . .
According to journalist Shannon Liao, the meeting – held with all internal employees on Tuesday – confirmed that the company is indeed considering bringing first-party games to “multiple types of devices,” and more will be revealed publicly next week.
“The company held an internal meeting on Tuesday where Spencer told employees that there were no plans to stop making consoles, and that Xbox hardware would remain part of a strategy that includes multiple types of hardware,” Liao said, adding that Xbox was no longer making consoles. Request for comment.
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Earlier this week, following a potentially seismic shift in Microsoft's approach to first-party gaming, Spencer confirmed that the company would share its “vision for the future of Xbox” at a “trade event” next week.
Yesterday, Microsoft responded to the FTC's claim that its planned layoffs of 1,900 people across Xbox and Activision Blizzard conflict with what was said in court last year, regarding how Activision remains structurally independent.
“In continuing its opposition to the deal, the FTC is ignoring the fact that the deal itself has changed significantly,” a Microsoft spokesperson said in a statement to Eurogamer.
“Since losing to the FTC in court last July, Microsoft has been required by the UK competition authority to restructure its acquisition globally, and therefore has not acquired the cloud streaming rights to Activision Blizzard games in the US. Additionally, it has signed “Sony and Microsoft have a binding agreement to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation on better terms than Sony had before.”
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