Phil Spencer Is Not Fond Of Exclusive DLC But, Recognizes The Irony While Saying This
Exclusive DLCs have been around for almost as long as the concept of the DLC itself and developers have embraced it with many offering console exclusive DLC but, Microsoft is not happy with the exclusive DLCs as Phil Spencer has noted that he doesn’t like exclusive DLC.
Speaking with Gamespot, Xbox boss Phil Spencer noted that he doesn’t like the idea of exclusive DLC and also noted the irony of the statement as Microsoft itself had many exclusive deals with devs and publishers which also included exclusive content for Xbox platform.
People always knock me on this; I’ve been on record… I don’t love the idea or practice of us paying so other platforms can’t play or use a certain gun in a game or do a certain level. I know I say that and, Xbox history–DLC exclusivity windows with Call of Duty–I understand the fingers are pointing right back to Xbox. I can only be who I am. It’s not the best PR answer. But I don’t like that.
Speaking of exclusive deals with devs and publishers, Microsoft has also signed a deal for PUBGs which will see the game being timed exclusive on Xbox One for a year. However, the exclusivity could extend as according to a report, Microsoft is in talks with Bluehole to extend the game’s exclusivity.
The news comes shortly after the studio announced that it is in talks with Sony to bring the game to PlayStation 4. However, a spokesperson for Microsoft told that Microsoft has nothing to announce right now.
Right now, the team is solely focused on bringing the best game possible to Xbox One and PC. We have nothing further to announce at this time.
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