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First-party Xbox games that release on PC will be on Steam, Phil Spencer confirms

Published: 08:23, 27 October 2020
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Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, has confirmed in a recent interview that every first-party Xbox game, which is shipping on PC, will be coming to Valve's storefront too.

With the Zenimax and Bethesda acquisition, Xbox now have a ton of high-quality, first-party titles in development for their next-gen console Xbox Series X but also PC platform. As you may know, a couple of years ago, the company decided to drop the Xbox exclusivity notion and release all their games on PC too.

However, these games are usually available only via Xbox Store on Windows, not PC or other storefronts. Luckily this is about to change in the future. Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer has recently talked to GameReactor about all things Xbox. 

When asked about his comment that it no longer makes sense to release Xbox first-party games on Switch, and if the stance is changed over the years, Spencer replied: 

 I don't think its healthy where for every first-party game that comes out I have to get the question, is that coming to Switch or is that coming to Switch, and it not because, I love Nintendo and our relationship with what we are doing, that want us to be all in or not, and there is this expectation from customers like there is now on PC, where people don't really question - there might be some timing things, on when certain things happen - but if we are shipping a first-party game it's coming to PC. If we are shipping a first-party game on PC it's coming to Steam and our own store.

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Spencer also said that his goal is to bring Xbox first-party games to as many people as possible so the art form continues to grow. He mentioned that five years ago, they would get a bunch of eye rolls when PC support is mentioned but over the years, they showed the commitment that has paid off over time. 

You can check the full interview here.

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