Could Crackdown 3, Scalebound, and Quantum Break head to PC once they’ve had some time to flourish on Xbox One?
It’s not out of the question, says Xbox boss Phil Spencer.
“In the case of things like Scalebound or Crackdown or Quantum Break, you know, just to be completely honest with you, we started those games before we really looked at expanding into Windows the way I wanted to bring as part of becoming head of Xbox,” Spencer said in an interview with PCGamer.
Spencer says that interrupting a game currently in development to shoehorn in a second platform wouldn’t do the game service. Halo Wars 2 was designed that way from the beginning, as was Gears of War.
“The opportunity to bring it to Windows in a refreshed way felt like a great opportunity from the beginning. I’m trying to be more deliberate in the choices that we make.”
Not every game is a good fit for all platforms, and some will stay exclusive – I’d be surprised if we saw Forza Motorsport ever make the jump, for example – but Microsoft is making a big push to unify gaming across Windows and Xbox, so some of these games seeing release on Window is a very real possibility.