Talking Animal, Star Wars: Rogue One’s show show by writer Gary Whitta set inside Crossing Animal: New Horizons, has aired an interview with Xbox head Phil Spencer. The man, who always seemed to have a soft spot for Nintendo, appeared inside Animal Crossing to talk about the next-generation Xbox, and the recent Halo Infinite delay.
You can watch their full conversation below – Spencer joins in at approximately 19 minutes – but we’ve rounded up some of the highlights.
Spencer says several other plans have been considered to address Halo Infinite’s delay, including transporting the game in parts. There were rumors before the launch that free-to-play multiplayer could come after the launch, but Spencer says the Xbox did not want to do that.
While he knows people are “bumped” into the game delay, he also believes it’s the right move – and a decision he would not have been able to make 5 or 10 years ago. Spencer says he has Microsoft’s full support in the decision, though it would be nice if the X Series was the first system since the initial Xbox launch with a Halo game.
He also reiterates that the system itself will not be delayed, and again reminds us that he has had one at home since last year. Once you play games in the X-Series, he says, it’s “hard to go back” to the Xbox One, as the games feel better on the new system.
Spencer also cried that more announcements for the “Pass” Game are coming. Many of the games announced for the X Series so far are heading towards Game Pass.
Spencer touches on several other topics, including the PS5, why systems have such radically different designs from each other, and how the strategy of Microsoft and Sony differ. He also promises that the Xbox Series X will not be a loud keyboard, saying it only makes as much noise as the Xbox One X.
This is not the first time that next generation competition systems have been discussed in Animal Talking – God of War Director Cory Barlog recently spoke to PS5. Now Whitta just needs to bring someone from Nintendo to the show.
The Xbox Series X is expected to be released in November.
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