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News video games 03 November 2022, 11:52

author: Agnes Adamus

Phil Spencer Agrees: Microsoft Lacks Games

Phil Spencer admitted that he realizes the lack of big Xbox launches in 2022. At the same time, he announced that next year will be much better.

A few days ago Phil Spencer assured that as long as there is PlayStation, Call of Duty will be coming out for the console. In the same interview, given to Same Brain's YouTube channel, other interesting statements were made, including hyped game announcement for 2023 and thoughts on the lack of launches during the upcoming holiday season.

The head of the Xbox brand admitted in the interview that he is aware of the small number of big titles released on Microsoft's consoles in 2022.. He said that this was heavily influenced by the coronavirus pandemic, which slowed down work on upcoming titles. He also pointed out that the release period around the Christmas is exceptionally poor this time. Considering that the only really big upcoming release is God of War: Ragnarok, it's hard not to admit he's right.

"One thing we've heard loud and clear [from the gamers - ed. note] is that we haven't released a major first-party title in a long time. We can hide behind COVID and other issues. But we realize that people are investing in our platform and want great games on it. So we are looking forward to 2023."

It was also said that Microsoft is focusing on expanding its offerings on platforms other than just consoles as well. All the time, work is underway to develop the cloud and expand its offerings, as well as to improve the Xbox app on PC.

At the same time, Spencer announced many good things for the upcoming 2023 year, in which a number of titles are expected to be released. He indicated that this period will see the debut of, among others, two Bethesda items - Starfield and Redfall. In addition to games from Microsoft itself (such as Forza Motorsport) we will also receive a number of titles from third-party studios, which will be available in Game Pass from launch day. Notable among them are Atomic Heart and STALKER 2 (although the release of the latter in 2023 is in question).

Again, we also encourage you to watch the interview on which this news was based. You can find the whole thing below.

  1. Xbox - official website

Agnes Adamus

Agnes Adamus

On paper, a medical physicist. In reality, however, a humanist who has loved games since childhood. With this passion, she decided to try her hand at writing for a broader audience. She has been affiliated with Gamepressure since 2017. She started in the guides, now mainly writing for the newsroom, encyclopedia and marketing. Self-proclaimed specialist in free-to-play games. She loves strategy, simulators, RPGs and horror games. She also has a soft spot for online games. She has spent an immodest amount of hours in Dead by Daylight and Rainbow Six: Siege. In addition, she also enjoys watching horror movies (the worse they are, the better) and listening to music. Her greatest passion, however, is trains.


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