Phil Spencer Says Xbox Is 'Focused' On Improving Handheld PC Gaming Experience

Ever since the launch of the ASUS ROG Ally, Xbox has shown its support for the device as a way to experience Game Pass titles natively on-the-go. Even so, the handheld PC (and other devices outside of Valve's Steam Deck) runs on Windows 11, meaning the experience isn't 100% tailored purely for an Xbox console-like experience, and the higher-ups at Microsoft are aware of that.

Head of Xbox Phil Spencer has recently responded to an ROG Ally fan query - about whether we can expect to see a new Xbox-like UI for the device in the wake of Microsoft's new console dashboard. Phil says the team has "more to do" on devices such as the Ally, and they're "focused" on improving the experience overall:

"Love the feedback, thank you. We are focused on making the Xbox and GP experience great on devices like the Ally. It is great to see Xbox customers using the Ally to take their gaming with them on the go. More to do."

Despite Phil's pledge to make Xbox work better on these handheld PC devices, we're pretty happy with how the experience is holding up right now on the ROG Ally specifically. You can read our full impressions of the device from Pure Xbox's resident on-the-go gamer, Craig, down below!

Would you like the see some form of the new Xbox dash make its way to a handheld device? Let us know what you make of Phil's comments down below.