Xbox boss Phil Spencer made one of his first appearances of the year as part of the Microsoft AI and Gaming Research Summit earlier today, but Xbox fans have been focusing mostly on the objects behind him on his shelves.
Fans have pointed out that Spencer has, among other things, a Nintendo Switch back there, along with a Kojima Productions Ludens figure next to the big Xbox logo. As you can imagine, it's conjuring up plenty of speculation!
Spencer famously hid the then-unannounced Xbox Series S on his shelf at home during interviews last year, and Microsoft recently revealed it had shown off the new Xbox Wireless Headset months before its official reveal.
Naturally, many fans are also highly dismissive of the idea that Spencer might be hiding something this time around, especially considering the obscure objects on display, but you never know! He's done it before, he'll do it again!
Do you think Spencer is hiding anything on his shelves? Give us your thoughts below.
The switch possibly to indicate game pass coming to it?
Confirmed, MS is acquiring Kojima productions!
He has a Switch in the background, knowing Phil that won’t be a coincidence..
I like the jacket.
Edit: I know. It's the waterfront picture to his right, our left. All GP Ultimate members get oceanfront property. Yiss!
The shelf IS the secret.
xCloud app coming to shelves in Q3 2021.
He must be aware of how blatant the placement of that Ludens statue is. He's either teasing something, or... well, just being mean, quite frankly.
I think the Switch could just indicate more Xbox games coming to it, such as Battletoads. As for the Ludens figure, a partnership with Kojima Productions wouldn't be completely out of the question. You have to remember that Kojima had a good relationship with Sony back when people like Andrew House, Shawn Layden and so on used to work there. Now that those people are gone and Jim Ryan is running things there could be a chance that Kojima has lost interest in Sony and is looking at other opportunities.
Zone of the Enders.
@Bruvas Not to be rude, but why do people think that Game Pass will come to the Switch? I don't understand. Why would Microsoft bring Game Pass to it?
@ObeseChihuahua2 I don't think that, but I've seen other comments and requests. I can't see it benefit Nintendo unless there's money on the table for them (and knowing Nintendo, it'll need to be serious money) which may in turn up the cost of GPU. Regardless of all this speculation, I'm delighted to see the head of Xbox showcase the console of another company in the background. Peace and love, peace and love!
The switch = Microsoft are buying Nintendo
@ObeseChihuahua2 I don’t think it will personally, but it’s a service and services surviving or die by the number of devices and reach they have and the subscribers that use it. Look at Apple TV, on tons of none Apple devices which is something that would be unheard off only 4 years ago.
@Bruvas it is confirmed then 😎
There's a window in the background. WINDOWS 10 COMING TO XBOX
Honestly, the only thing I want ATM is some sort of VR, preferably letting us use any "inside out" headset.
I'm not even wanting it NOW, just confirmation that at some point I can use my Series X for VR.
@Deadcow I totally get why MS would be weary about VR after they resorted to selling Kinect 2's as security cameras, but allowing third party headset basically destroys and real risk on their part, let us still like the Quest, Rift S, Vive Cosmos etc and if VR dose well then release their official headset.
@abe_hikura Not to mention they now, via Bethesda, actually have a bunch of VR titles ready to go "Fallout 4 VR on Gamepass"
The Death Stranding IP is owned by Sony, so that won't be happening unfortunately.
Kojima Productions is 3rd party though, so nothing stopping MS teaming up with them for an Xbox exclusive game.
Would love for Death Stranding to come to Xbox..
@Nexozi Wow that would be the worst. NINTENDO is Great as is and Microsoft is fine doing their own thing.
@Bowser89 agreed Microsoft and nintendo really do offer different experiences. It’s kind of fun choosing between switch version or Xbox version of games. Do I want it in 4k at a higher framerate? Or do I want to play it in bed? I don’t think Nintendo will ever allow themselves to be bought; and I like it that way.
@Bruvas I also like how he is showcasing another console, and I agree that Nintendo would probably never do it unless there is money involved.
@Bowser89 a they tried before. They could try again. Though most likely is gamepass going onto the switch.
@Deadcow Not to ressurect this, but look at that another Bethesda titles heading to PSVR (Doom 3 VR)
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