Phil Spencer responded to fans today on Twitter, and had some very interesting answers for the questions he was asked. As he answered so many questions with interesting responses, we’re going to post a few of them in this article.
The first tweet which caught our attention was when he was asked if there’s any chance that the Xbox One would get more JRPG’s in the future. Phil responded saying “I’ll be in Japan next week talking to 3rd party publishers.” following with “It was great getting Final Fantasy XV, I know people want me to deliver more.” As you can imagine, Xbox One owners are responding very positive to the news, and are hoping something will come out of the meetings that Phil Spencer will have next week.
Phil was also asked whether or not there was any interest from the Xbox team about making a new Crimson Skies game. He responded saying “We aren’t doing anything with it right now” but complimented the setting as “very cool” and thinks there’s the team “could do more with it”
Now for some interesting backwards compatibility news, Phil Spencer discussed some of the issues the BC team have had with licensing and what type of games are having these issues. He confirmed that “sports, music, and some racing games” are the causing the biggest issues so far in terms of becoming backwards compatible. Could this mean that very popular requested games like NCCA Football 14 and Fight Night Champion might not be possible? It would be up to the publisher to consider if it would be worth going through the licensing issues to make them backwards compatible.
The backwards compatibility news doesn’t stop there, and there’s mostly good and some bad news for fans of the service. The good news is that Civilization Revolution fans should get excited because Phil Spencer confirmed that there’s a “pretty good” chance that it’s coming to backwards compatibility. Civilization Revolution is another game with a very large fanbase that have been requesting it for a long time now. Black Ops II fans however, there’s bad news for you, as the game won’t be coming to BC next week, and the team aren’t sure of any solid date on when it’s coming. The good news is that Phil has confirmed that there’s a “good list” of games coming to the service next week.
Phil briefly commented on Halo Wars 2 also, this was in reply to a fan tweeting that they had bought the game. Phil said “It’s fun to bring back a favorite and something that’s different from any other game in our portfolio.” which is the narrative that Phil has been pulling this year after complaints about there not being enough unique games on the Xbox One.
Finally Phil ended his tweeting Q&A’s for the day with more views and news on Project Scorpio. A fan asked Phil “How do you see the Scorpio lineup? Do you think “old” games will do the trick or are you preparing more than we already know to release with it?” with Phil responding by saying “Our games, old and new, have to show why someone would choose Scorpio.” and followed with “I feel really good about our progress on that.” Phil also confirmed that Xbox 360 games will not see 4K visual upgrades on Scorpio as “most don’t have 4K assets” but ended on a brighter note saying “Nice thing about our recent games is we have 4K assets from PC versions.” which could confirm which games will see 4K improvements.
Let us know what you think about Phil’s comments (there’s a LOT to discuss!) in the comments section below.