While it'll most likely be years and years before this technology can be ready for consumer use, having smaller downloads that get more players hopping into a game quicker than ever before will be a hell of a feather in the cap of the Xbox Series X if Microsoft can pull this feat of software sorcery off.
Fair enough. After all, Spencer said in November that he had "played some great VR games" and how he is a fan of the industry's efforts on VR, 3D graphics, artificial intelligence, and so forth. "So that if somebody was waiting for us to bring out a VR headset for Series X, at the launch or something - we're not going to do that".
"One of the benefits that we have sitting inside of Microsoft is we've obviously been close to the development of what's been going on with PC for years. We're going to make sure our services like Game Pass, xCloud and stuff are there so people will have access to it". This is what he has commented on the subject: "We wanted to build a game console that was the best we could offer on a television and offer a unique ability to creators who could use to create the best games". With that, Phil Spencer stated that as far as VR is concerned "I don't hope it goes away - I hope it gets bigger". GamePass and just subscriptions in general are a way to help people discover games that maybe they missed when they came out. What would you like to see become backwards compatible? "You want your friends to be able to play it".
Back in November, the head of Xbox Phil Spencer made headlines when he confirmed that the next-gen Xbox console won't support VR at launch. Sony and Nintendo are obviously well established over there, and Spencer notes this, adding, "I don't know that we're winning in Japan any time soon, but the position that we have in Japan today from a platform isn't acceptable to me".
This could hopefully hint at more than one might expect. "I think the Japanese market is specifically important because of the creative community there, because of the gamer community there, and I want us, I want Xbox, to mean more there than it does today". "It takes time", he said.