Xbox boss Phil Spencer has acknowledged that though the corporate has “more work to do,” the response to Game Pass throughout Xbox One and PC has been nice.
The information comes from Spencer’s Twitter account, the place he posted a reply to a tweet he despatched over a yr in the past. The authentic tweet, from June 2019, was addressing a declare that Microsoft “may actually be committed to PC gaming this time.” After a number of earlier makes an attempt, individuals have been on the fence as as to if or not the corporate might pull it off – in Spencer’s eyes, it largely has.
Check out the tweet under.
I needed to thank the group for the help on PC. We made statements like this just a few instances through the years and the skeptical responses have been earned. More work to do however the help we’re seeing via @XboxGamePassPC and @Steam staff proper now’s actually nice, thanks. https://t.co/MQKdShv7MK
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) August 1, 2020
“I wanted to thank the community for the support on PC,” wrote Spencer. “We made statements like this a few times over the years and the skeptical responses were earned. More work to do but the support we are seeing through Xbox Game Pass PC and Steam team right now is really great, thanks.”
The proof is within the pudding – Microsoft at the moment has exclusivity over two of the highest three bestselling games on Steam proper now (Grounded and Microsoft Flight Simulator), whereas Halo Master Chief Collection continues to be nestled comfortably amid the highest 10. In reality, within the case of Grounded particularly, over one million players have already given its Early Access version a whirl.
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It’s value noting that though Spencer is trying ahead, some blasts from the previous not too long ago made their means again onto the Microsoft Store. Several delisted Xbox 360 games are now purchasable for Xbox One, together with Silent Hill Downpour, Dirt 2, and extra.
Spencer additionally made one other essential announcement not too long ago: apparently, Craig the Brute is the “new official Xbox mascot.”