Animal Talking, Star Wars: Rogue One, writer Gary Whitta’s talk show set inside Animal Crossing: New Horizons, aired an interview with Xbox head Phil Spencer. The man, who has always been soft with Nintendo, has appeared in Animal Crossing to talk about the next generation of Xbox and Halo Infinite’s recent delay.
You can check out their full chat below – Spencer joined in around the 19th minute – but we have rounded up some highlights.
Spencer says several other plans have been considered to handle the Halo Infinite delay, including porting the game to pieces. There were pre-launch rumors that the free-to-play multiplayer portion of the game could be coming after launch, but Spencer said that the Xbox didn’t want to do this.
While he knows that people are “confused” about the game’s delay, he also believes it was the right move – and a decision he wasn’t able to make 5 or so ago. 10 years. Spencer said he had full Microsoft support in this decision, although it would be great for Series X to be the first console since the first Xbox launched with the Halo game.
He also reiterated that the system itself wouldn’t be delayed and reminded us again that he had a system at home since last year. After playing games on the Series X, he said, it’s “hard to get back to” Xbox One, because the games feel better on the new console.
Spencer also teased that more “big” Game Pass announcements were coming. More games announced for Series X so far are gearing up to Game Pass.
Spencer mentioned several other topics, including the PS5, why the systems have such completely different designs and how the strategies differ from Microsoft and Sony. He also promised that the Xbox Series X wouldn’t be a noisy console, saying it just made as much noise as the Xbox One X.
This isn’t the first time the rival’s next-generation system has been discussed on Animal Talking – God of War director Cory Barlog recently talked about the PS5. Now Whitta just has to ask someone from Nintendo to join the show.
Xbox Series X is expected to launch in November.
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