A brand-new interview with Xbox boss Phil Spencer has dropped over at IGN, in which he was asked about Xbox's lack of first-party releases in 2022, with Spencer admitting it wasn't the best year for a "steady release of great games".
In the discussion, Spencer put the blame on himself for Xbox's quiet output last year, before switching the focus to 2023 and highlighting the need to generate some good momentum with the Xbox Developer DIrect event earlier this week.
"Our commitment to our fans is that we need to have a steady release of great games that people can play on our platform, and we didn't do enough of that in 2022, there's no doubt. And fundamentally, that's on me. I'm the head of the business."
"We're excited about getting to roll into 2023, have the Developer Direct. I felt really good about the games that we were showing."
Spencer went on to point out that he knows there's been some fatigue in the community about the Xbox team saying, "Hey, just wait until, just wait until", so he wanted to make sure the Xbox Developer Direct was focused around giving solid dates, showing gameplay and even shadow dropping Hi-Fi RUSH as a way to kick off this year.
And as for the future of Xbox in general, Spencer stated he's "incredibly confident" in the overall plan:
"In terms of where we are as Xbox, I'm incredibly confident in the plan that we have, the strategy that we have, and the teams."
"When I look forward at the games that we're building and the platform ambition that we have, it just gives me more and more confidence in where we're going."