Spencer is known for being incredibly transparent with fans and impressively interactive on social media. With the resounding praise arriving for PS4's God of War, even from Spencer himself, one Xbox player took to Twitter to ask the man himself whether Xbox will provide an equally impressive first party title. He's been honest about working towards that goal, but as mentioned in his reply; it takes time:
Our hardware took time, our service/platform/BC took time and continuing to grow our 1P will take time. A high quality and diverse 1P (yes, with SP) built the right way is our goal and what our customers deserve. We can have similar results to what we've seen in hw and platform.— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) April 13, 2018
We love seeing the focus on single-player titles in a market where it seems online gameplay is taking over. Phil Spencer has done incredibly well since taking over the Xbox brand, steering it back into the direction of "for gamers, by gamers." Though everyone has a preference, no one loses when all platforms compete to be the very best they can be. If all consoles can inspire each other to take the experience to the next level, we as gamers win.
With State of Decay 2 on the horizon and Gears of War 5 teased several times already, we are curious as to see what new IPs they have in store. With E3 just a short few months away, it will be interesting to see how the shift in focuses changes this year compared to 2017.
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