Phil Spencer Talks About the Type of Future Xbox Games He’d Like to See
Xbox boss Phil Spencer said in a recent interview with Xbox On that since RPGs were so successful for Microsoft in the past then he thinks that’s a genre that Xbox “should focus” on in a future that includes Project Scarlett.
Spencer said in August that first-party singleplayer Xbox games are on the way but this recent interview shows which genre he thinks Xbox should look at in the future.
“One of the things that I’m really proud of that I see now is how RPGs are stepping up for us,” Spencer began when he was asked about the genre of future Xbox games he’d like to see more of.
“When I think Mass Effect 1, which I worked on, Jade Empire, Fable — I remember we had really staked out RPGs as something that was important,” Spencer continued. He also noted that while Xbox’s FPS games and third-person shooters have been successful releases, it’s a good thing that RPGs are part of Xbox’s portfolio as well.
Recent RPGs from first-party Xbox studios include Obsidian Entertainment’s The Outer Worlds and inXile’s upcoming Wasteland 3.
“I think RPG is an area we purposely focused on and wanted to do more,” he said. Spencer added later on in his answer that he thinks RPGs are “an area that we should focus [on].”
Going by Spencer’s comments, it’s possible that Microsoft’s upcoming next-gen console, Project Scarlett, could feature quite a few first-party RPGs.