Phil Spencer has been working at Microsoft for 28 years now, so it’s probably a good idea to ask him about their strategy and to find out some more details about their decision. He is now leading the engineering teams and the global creative team at Xbox and participated in the launch of Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. But let’s see what he declared for Gamespot.
First of all, he said that the fact that Sony has just announced the release of their new PS4 Pro does not affect their plans for their Xbox Scorpio model at all, even if this takes place a year before their own release. He also said that the plans for the Xbox One S and Scorpio’s designs have been started more than two years ago.
Second of all, many people appreciated his honesty when he agreed that Sony did a great job with their new console and that their own team had planned to offer pretty much the same performance. That was until they thought about including the 4K player functionality, which brought a major difference.
When asked about the fact that people criticized the company for moving on too quickly with the Project Scorpio and not letting Xbox One S achieve full success on the market, he explained that he think people would enjoy the product more when they get their hands on it, not through pics and videos. Moreover, it seems that the One S already managed to bring enough profit and sales so as to give them the freedom to move to the next model.
About the company’s relationship with the gamers, Phil declared that he is happy that gamers are always honest and speak their minds, which further helps them in developing better products to cater to their needs.