Xbox Planning to Jump into Mobile Gaming
Xbox is getting ready to make its own mobile gaming place, wanting to compete with Google Play and Apple’s App Store. This comes at a time when people are talking a lot about app stores’ rules and Microsoft’s big moves in the gaming world.
In a recent talk at a comic convention in São Paulo, Brazil, Phil Spencer, who leads Microsoft’s gaming part, shared the company’s big plans. Spencer said, “It’s a big part of our plan, and we’re working on it right now.”
Phil Spencer’s Thoughts
Spencer, as documented by Bloomberg, highlighted the importance of offering more choices for game makers to earn money on phones.
Spencer hinted that it might not take a long time before this new gaming place shows up. He said, “I don’t think we’ll wait for many years; it’s coming sooner.” Although they didn’t give a date, reports say it might start next year.
Spencer stated, as reported by Bloomberg:
He said, “Today on your mobile phones, you don’t have choice.” Xbox wants to change that to stay important not just now, but for many years ahead, making sure they’re strong on different screens.
Choosing Brazil to talk about this is smart. Microsoft is really trying to grow its Game Pass service there. Brazil is a big place for gaming trends globally, especially mobile gaming, where Xbox isn’t big yet.
What This Means and Their Plan
Making their own mobile gaming spot shows Xbox wants to do more and challenge Google and Apple’s control. Spencer said, “To stay strong for a long time, Xbox needs to be good on lots of screens.”
This move connects with Microsoft getting Activision Blizzard King recently. That gives them games like Candy Crush and Call of Duty Mobile, making them a big player in mobile gaming.
Shaking Up the Big Players
Apple and Google run the mobile gaming world and have their rules. Apple is strict and doesn’t allow other gaming spots. Microsoft wants to give people more options and let game makers choose. Spencer says, “Having choices in mobile gaming is key.”
Keep watching as Xbox steps into mobile gaming, trying to change how things work and maybe making gaming different for all of us.