Phil Spencer: We Will Think Of Nintendo & PlayStation Users As 'Part Of The Xbox Community'

Phil Spencer has been busy in the wake of Xbox's Activision Blizzard deal finally being approved last month, but that hasn't stopped the Xbox boss from sitting down for another lengthy interview. This time, Phil talked to Japanese outlet Famitsu about plenty of different aspects of the Xbox brand, including its future in the market and how the team will work with other platforms like PlayStation and Nintendo.

When asked about Xbox's future on "not just game consoles", Phil said that Microsoft needs to think of Nintendo & PlayStation players as members of the Xbox community in future (roughly translated from Japanese):

"First of all, I'm very excited and excited about what the future holds. In terms of hardware, I think it's not just a matter of adapting to what other companies are doing, but also providing something unique for Xbox users. Just as we think of ROG Ally and Steam Deck as part of the Xbox community, we need to think of the many Nintendo Switch and PlayStation users as part of the Xbox community in the future.

Similarly, we think it's important to make sure that everyone who continues to play Xbox games, including those who play Game Pass on PC, feels equal in the community. There's a lot of work to be done."

Don't worry though, plenty of Phil's focus is still set on games coming from Team Xbox. When asked about Xbox first party "consistency", Phil reiterated that the team is aiming to release a "blockbuster" roughly every three months.

"In terms of the next two or three years, we plan to release a first-party blockbuster or anticipated title roughly every three months. We're very excited and excited about it."

The full interview is very interesting, and Phil gives plenty of detailed answers throughout, so it's well worth a read if you want to hear more about what the boss has to say - especially in relation to Xbox in Japan.

What do you think to Phil's words here? Agree that Nintendo & PlayStation will be closer to Xbox in future? Let us know your thoughts.