Microsoft Gaming Reveals Possible Multiplatform Exclusives and Future of Xbox on Official Podcast

Phil Spencer to Unveil Major Business Update for Xbox on Feb. 15

Microsoft is set to reveal updates on the state of the Xbox business and the possibility of Xbox exclusives going multiplatform on Thursday, Feb. 15. The reveal will come in the form of a podcast featuring Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer, Xbox president Sarah Bond, and head of Xbox Game Studios Matt Booty. This special edition of the Official Xbox Podcast will be available to watch on YouTube or listen to wherever podcasts are available, going live on Thursday at 3 p.m. EST/12 p.m. PST.

Rumors and reports about various Xbox-exclusive games possibly making their way to PlayStation and Nintendo consoles have been circulating for some time now. Last week, Spencer hinted at concrete details being shared during the event, acknowledging the concerns of the gaming community.

Despite the potential for multiplatform releases, the future of Xbox will reportedly still include a hardware component. Spencer assured Microsoft employees that there are no plans to stop making Xbox consoles, hinting at a strategy that involves “multiple kinds of devices.”

If franchises like Halo, Gears of War, Forza, and Fable are indeed going to PlayStation and Nintendo consoles, it would mark a significant shift from Xbox’s past. More details on the company’s vision for the future of Xbox are expected to be shared during the Thursday event.

Microsoft’s gaming chief Phil Spencer has already hinted that more information about this topic will be revealed in an upcoming podcast featuring him along with Sarah Bond and Matt Booty. The special edition of The Official Xbox Podcast is set to go live on February 15th at 3 pm EST/12 pm PST.

The discussion is expected to address rumors and reports about various exclusive games possibly making their way to other platforms such as PlayStation and Nintendo consoles.

While there’s a possibility that these games may become available on multiple platforms in the future, Microsoft still plans to continue making gaming hardware. In fact, Spencer has assured employees that there are no plans to stop producing Xbox consoles altogether.

This announcement could represent a significant shift for Microsoft’s gaming strategy if franchises like Halo, Gears of War, Forza and Fable do end up coming over to other platforms.

It remains unclear what exactly Microsoft’s vision for the future of gaming is but it seems like they want fans across all platforms

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