Phil Spencer Previews Xbox in 2017, Confirms Two Titles for Play Anywhere

By Kelly Packard, 2 years ago
In Head of Xbox Phil Spencer's recent blog post affirming to us that 2017 will be an awesome year for Xbox, he has also confirmed a few details that were no doubt on gamers' minds: Voodoo Vince: Remastered and Phantom Dust will be Play Anywhere compatible.

While Microsoft executive Yusuf Mehdi had made a statement that "every new title published from Microsoft Studios that we showed onstage at E3 this year will support Xbox Play Anywhere," so we could infer that Phantom Dust would be, it's always nice to have confirmation. Voodoo Vince: Remastered was announced well after E3 and Microsoft nor the developer, Beep Games, had made any statements regarding its entry into the program. Now we know for sure.

Voodoo Vince

If you're interested in checking out the rest of the blog post, you can do so here. Spencer claims it's going to be "one of the most exciting years ever for Xbox gamers," but that's no surprise — what are executives supposed to say, "This year is going to suck"?

The post goes on to discuss Xbox exclusives like Sea of Thieves, Crackdown 3 and State of Decay 2. There is also discussion of ID@Xbox titles like Thimbleweed Park and Cuphead. Of course, the team also hopes to continue expanding the backwards compatibility library and there will be plenty of AAA non-exclusives coming to Xbox this year. Last but not least, there's that little thing Microsoft is planning to release called the Scorpio.

While it's only February now, we can always expect to hear more details in the coming months, especially when E3 rolls around. Xbox have already dated their conference for E3 and they're trying it on Sunday instead of Monday this year, so we'll just have to see how things pan out.
Kelly Packard
Written by Kelly Packard
In a few descriptors: college student, longtime gamer, writer and junk food enthusiast. I contribute to TrueAchievements as a news writer and reviewer. Usually, you can find me knee-deep in a multiplayer game while ignoring my growing backlog or on one forum or another discussing all things gaming.