Through the newest episode of Larry “Main Nelson” Hryb’s Xbox Podcast, division head Phil Spencer teased the long-term recreation.
To start with, Spencer talked about Sport Go, mentioning that 2020 was an necessary 12 months, however 2021 goes to be an “unbelievable 12 months” when he seems to be on the lineup of video games coming to the service and on the continued work to deliver it to extra folks.
Talking extra usually, he talked about that he sees what’s coming within the subsequent 12 months as “Horizon 0,” whereas issues coming between two and three years sooner or later are “Horizon 1.” Lastly, there’s “Horizon 2,” representing issues that will come three to 10 years out. Most of these could not work, however some do. Backward compatibility was one in every of them.
Amongst these there are some issues he’s “extremely enthusiastic about” and they are going to be talked about within the subsequent 12 months or two. Based on Spencer, these could get folks as excited as xCloud or Sport Go are doing immediately.
Whereas the group is within the second, they’re additionally enthusiastic about issues which have the potential to be actual changers, however are additionally dangerous.
“There are some cool issues on the horizon there as nicely. It’s simply an extremely thrilling time for the groups proper now.”
Spencer is happy with the flexibility of the group to take some longer-term bets that may actually make the distinction.
By the way, we hear that 2021 can be an necessary 12 months for Xbox, as it can deliver the twentieth anniversary of the launch of the model with the unique console in Nov. 15, 2001.