When Microsoft announced that it will be supporting its new OS, a lot of PC gamers expected a number of Xbox franchises to make the jump to the PC. However, it appears that won’t be the case (at least for the latest triple-A Xbox One games).
As Phil Spencer claimed, Scalebound, Crackdown 3 and Quantum Break are not coming to the PC in the foreseeable future. While Spencer said that they might hit the PC, it’s almost seems a given that these franchise will remain exclusive to Xbox One.
“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 in the way that I wanted to bring as part of becoming head of Xbox.” said Phil Spencer and continued.
“Going to those teams mid-cycle and saying: ‘Hey, by the way, I want to add a platform,’ didn’t really feel like necessarily the best way to end up with the best result for the game. They had a path that they were on. It’s not to say those games could never come to Windows, but right now we’re on the path to finish the great games that they’ve started, and I want that to be the case. These games are on a path, whereas with, like, Halo Wars 2 I had the opportunity from the beginning, when we’re sitting down with the studio, to say, ‘Here’s the target. Here’s what we wanna go do.’