Xbox has made some bold bets in recent years including launching a new subscription service with Game Pass and acquiring ZeniMax for $7.5 billion, just to name a few. Xbox fans can expect these types of investments to continue in the future, according to Xbox boss Phil Spencer.
He said on Major Nelson’s podcast that part of his job–at least until he names a successor–is to make big bold bets on the future of gaming because that’s what gamers demand.
“What are the things that five, 10 years from now, we’re gonna be so happy that we started today so that when we get to that point, when we continue the ambition we have in gaming and the entertainment space, that we look and say, ‘Boy are we really glad we started those things,'” Spencer said. “And it’s fun for the team to come together and start to really challenge the boundaries. Horizon 1 is kind of today. Horizon 2 is 2-3 years out. And then Horizon 3 is this kind of 3, 5, 10 years out and making those bold bets.”
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Author: Eddie Makuch