Ed Fries, one of the inventors of the very first Xbox video game console, recently spoke to Geekwire to share his thoughts on the video game industry.
Analysis firm IHS Markit has released a report on the video game market in 2017.
Console rival, Microsoft has openly praised Nintendo’s openness to partnerships, especially with cross-platform multiplayer. With the recent and upcoming crossplay titles such as Minecraft and Rocket League on both the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One, both companies share a strong relationship with each other.
When it comes to topics such as the “console wars”, many video game fans have an assumption the companies involved in them are locked in constant rivalry.
In an interview with VG24/7 (link), Microsoft’s Xbox Vice President, Mike Ybarra said that Microsoft is open towards having more games being cross-platform, allowing gamers to game together regardless of console. In fact they are actively taking the initiative at making their games cross-platform with the Nintendo Switch, as well as, PC. Microsoft even said they are ready to work with any developers that wish to support such cross-platform gaming.
Former Microsoft Corporate Vice President Phil Harrison sat down with GameReactor to speak about the current landscape of gaming. Given his experience in Sony and Atari, he has a better viewpoint of where gaming is going next.