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Xbox head Phil Spencer said at a recent Microsoft event in response to a question to Polygon that he wants it to be OK for PC gamers to not buy an Xbox One. This is certainly a curious position, coming from the head of one of the world’s biggest game console divisions.

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When asked by Polygon why a person who owns a ‘sick’ PC would buy an Xbox One, Phil Spencer replied by saying-

“You might not. And I’m not trying to trick you into buying an Xbox One for what I’m doing.” He went on say, “So they might not [buy an Xbox One]. And I want that to be OK.”

Spencer does go on to highlight the differences between playing on the PC and playing on a console, 10 feet away from the screen. Makes sense, but that experience can now be replicated fairly easily by connecting a PC to the TV (either physically, or using Steam Link), and using a controller.

It increasingly seems like Phil Spencer’s strategy for Xbox includes strengthening both the PC and Xbox One platforms simultaneously by putting an emphasis on Windows, and offering shared save games and cross-system Xbox Live profiles.

What do you think about Spencer’s statements regarding the PC and the Xbox One? Let us know in the comments below.

  • Kneebone

    “Xbox head Phil Spencer said at a recent Microsoft event in response to a question to Polygon that he wants it to be OK for PC gamers to not buy an Xbox One. This is certainly a curious position, coming from the head of one of the world’s biggest game console divisions.”

    Enough said.

    Microsoft = Sega.

  • Kneebone

    “Xbox head Phil Spencer said at a recent Microsoft event in response to a question to Polygon that he wants it to be OK for PC gamers to not buy an Xbox One. This is certainly a curious position, coming from the head of one of the world’s biggest game console divisions.”

    Enough said.

    Microsoft = Sega.

  • RamonMendozaGA

    It’s about time that Microsoft established greater synergy between their two gaming ecosystems on XBOX and Windows. Sony and Nintendo have been pushing their console and handheld systems to play nice with each other with mixed results. By encouraging cross-play between XBOX and PC gamers, Microsoft could establish the largest single gaming base of all.