Hollywood screenwriter and one-time game journalist Gary Whitta had some interesting guests about Mule– Twitch-themed program Talking animals, and the most recent episode featured one of the top gaming executives – Xbox’s Phil Spencer.
Spencer has made no secret of his respect for Nintendo in the past, and as you can imagine, there’s a lot of nice things to say about the Kyoto veteran during his time on the show.
He took his time to praise the fact that Nintendo considers the entire gaming experience when it comes to something:
… the pure thing about what Nintendo does, is that they think about the game, and they think about their hardware and platforms, it̵7;s all one and build those experiences – and I know the teams at that’s pretty clear – and I think it’s miraculous how they can create a complete Nintendo experience on their devices, and this one I’m reviewing right here, in my hand, on the Switch, is Anoimal Crossing. From Switch running it to the game itself to how you travel to islands of other races …
Spencer also said that the industry should ‘defend’ Nintendo because the company ‘mastered’ what it does:
In the entertainment business, you know, almost everything doesn’t work out so well there are always some surprises, but Nintendo is just adept at what they do, and I once said that, I think they have First-party genealogies are strongest and powerful, and they are a gem to us in the game industry and something we should protect.
Spencer has said a lot of lovable things about Nintendo in the past, but sadly it looks like his admiration for the company isn’t going to get us to get Game Pass on Switch anytime soon. Boo.