In a chat with PC Gamer, Phil Spencer spoke a little about the possibility of Xbox titles making their way to PC, and the future of Windows games.
When asked directly about the likes of Crackdown 3, Scalebound and Quantum Break making their way to PC, he said “In the case of things like Scalebound or Crackdown or Quantum Break, you know, just to be completely honest with you, we started those games before we really looked at expanding into Windows”… “Going to those teams mid-cycle and saying: ‘Hey, by the way, I want to add a platform,’ didn’t really feel like necessarily the best way to end up with the best result for the game. ” Spencer continued “It’s not to say those games could never come to Windows, but right now we’re on the path to finish the great games that they’ve started.”
It makes sense then, when Halo Wars 2 was recently announced for Xbox One and PC, it’s a concept that will start with the knowledge of where it’s intended to end up, that’s Phil Spencer putting his plan into action: “with, like, Halo Wars 2 I had the opportunity from the beginning, when we’re sitting down with the studio, to say, ‘Here’s the target. Here’s what we wanna go do.”
He also commented on how Microsoft may delve into its franchise history to bring back some titles for PC, “I also think about some of the things in our past, as Microsoft, that we used to have on PC, and say, ‘Boy, wouldn’t it be great if we brought some of these games back purely on PC.”
Microsoft is looking to unify in just about every aspect with Windows 10 and that extends to their gaming division. So we may start to see a lot more games coming out for Xbox One and Windows 10.