Phil Spencer Thinks Baldur’s Gate 3’s Success Is Great For the Industry

IGN : Head of Xbox Phil Spencer joins IGN at gamescom 2023 to discuss the upcoming Xbox games lineup for 2023 and plans for 2024. Spencer talks about Starfield and whether it’ll be supported way into the future like Skyrim, Baldur’s Gate 3, and outlines the lessons learned from Redfall. We also hear more about Turn 10 Studios’ Forza Motorsport and follow up on Final Fantasy 14, which has recently been confirmed for Xbox.

shadowT272d ago

Xbox Series S is getting more and more a problem

__SteakDeck__272d ago

It’s crazy that you got downvoted for this. SMH

VenomUK272d ago

Good Guy Phil - he’s talking at an Xbox event yet is praising a PS5 exclusive.

Rynxie272d ago

This means Ms will try and buy Larian Studios. Ms doesn't believe in building studios are games from the ground up.

Kaii272d ago

"Great for the industry"
No, Great for consumers. The industry is a bunch of money-sucking suits padding extra monetization models onto games, they need to gtfo.

Godmars290272d ago

No, great for MS. Maybe.

The game has to come out and actually be well received. Not just be positive PR spin. Then there needs to be consistent releases, that are also actually and honestly well received.

Gardenia272d ago

Exactly. If a company like EA or Activision would buy the developer they would ruin the gameplay with season pass and microtransaction. Take Diablo 4 for example.

Magatsuhi272d ago

Meaning it's another IP they want to purchase to further monopolize games.

Soulsborne272d ago

Keep this dog away from Larian Studios.

UltimateOwnage272d ago

In other words they want to buy them up and stuff their game on GamePass before they get too big / successful.

phoenixwing272d ago (Edited 272d ago )

Pretty much. Larian has made them look bad with s parity. So buy them up and they won't be able to complain plus you get devs who can make good games.

Edit: I said this before but Sony should buy larian studios.

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Petebloodyonion1d 18h ago

It's the why we close servers after 2 years, why we re-use the same assets every year, and why we bundle our game with enjoyable microtransactions.

neutralgamer19921d 16h ago

Running digital casinos in every game

Rebel_Scum1d 10h ago

Re-using assets is not a bad thing tbh. Development is all about re-using code, assets and components.