Last week, amid speculation about Xbox exclusives being made available on other platforms, Phil Spencer revealed that an event would provide insight into the future of Xbox. Although the exact details of the event are still unknown, the “where” and “when” have been confirmed: the announcement will take place on the official Xbox podcast this Thursday, February 15. The episode will be available at 12 PM Pacific/3 PM Eastern.
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The upcoming podcast will not only feature Xbox head Phil Spencer but also Sarah Bond and Matt Booty, the Presidents of Xbox and Xbox Game Studios, respectively, who will provide updates on the future of the brand.
Various topics are likely to be discussed during the podcast. One of the recent reports suggested that Xbox exclusives might be made available on other platforms, potentially including titles such as Hi-Fi Rush, Starfield, and Indiana Jones and the Great Circle. Speculation on this news has led to various theories, with some speculating that the loss of exclusivity could signal Xbox’s potential departure from console manufacturing. However, a recent report contradicts this claim.
Another topic that may be addressed is the recent mass layoffs at the company, resulting in over 1900 employees being let go, and the cancellation of a long-running survival game project at Blizzard. Although both Blizzard and Microsoft have stated that the layoffs would have occurred regardless of their merger, the FTC has filed a complaint. This could be a significant point of discussion for gamers, employees, and regulatory authorities.
Once the podcast is posted on Thursday, you’ll be able to listen to it on Xbox’s YouTube channel here.
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