Xbox’s Phil Spencer wants Xbox Game Pass on “every device”


Can you imagine?

Xbox head Phil Spencer is dreaming big when it comes to Xbox Game Pass, saying he wants the subscription service available on “every device”.

“We need to make sure that we’re world-class at free-to-play content, but we also look at subscription as a much lower barrier way for a customer to build a library of content,” Spencer said during the Barclays conference in San Francisco last week (via Gamespot). “So we built Xbox Game Pass. It started on console, it will come to PC, and eventually it will come to every device.

“We use the flywheel that we have with customers on an Xbox to start the growth in Xbox Game Pass. But as somebody sitting back and taking a longer-term view of where our business is going, you should look at that as a business model that we think scales to billions of people not hundreds of millions of people like retail does.”

It’s notable that the Barclays Conference is centered around mobile devices, so it could be that’s what Spencer meant. That said, can you imagine if Xbox Game Pass used Microsoft’s Project xCloud to become available on smart TVs or even PS4 and Switch?

We’ll keep you posted.