GamesCom proved to be a boon for the Xbox One console, showing off impressive demos for many upcoming exclusive games that skipped E3 like Quantum Break and Scalebound. Crackdown 3 in particular wowed the audience with its first ever gameplay demo allowing players to completely demolish the city through destruction provided by the power of Azure cloud computing technology.
So now that Microsoft has become more PC focused again, after the recent launch of Windows 10, can gamers expect to see future Xbox One games like Crackdown 3 on the PC? Xbox boss, Phil Spencer, isn’t ruling anything out.
According to Spencer, these three titles in particular have not been ruled out for launch on the PC eventually, but fans won’t see them any time soon on that platform. The reasoning is pretty simple: when development started on these titles, Microsoft had not yet planned the current synergy between Xbox and Windows.
“It’s not to say those games could never come to Windows, but right now we’re on the path to finish the great games that they’ve started, and I want that to be the case.”
Considering active development started before the big push into Windows 10 and that these titles were planned originally for just the Xbox One platform, Microsoft didn’t want to disrupt or complicate things by throwing a brand new platform into the mix for the developers to figure out. While Spencer isn’t completely shutting the door on bringing games like Crackdown 3 to the PC eventually, for now, they’ll remain Xbox One exclusives.
The news isn’t all disappointing for PC players however, as two previous Xbox exclusives are coming to PC as well. Halo Wars 2, the popular Halo themed RTS franchise, was announced at the tail end of Microsoft’s GamesCom conference coming to Xbox One and PC. Not only that, the free-to-play Fable Legends is also arriving on both Windows 10 and Xbox One, while also taking advantage of Direct X 12 capabilities.
Phil Spencer remains committed to Windows 10 and PC gaming, as he continues to work towards building up a solid portfolio of titles. Having lead the first ever PC Gamer Show at E3 along with other PC-centric announcements and demos like Hololens, cross-platform support with games like Fable Legends, and easy access to an Xbox Live app to enable easy streaming capabilities, it certainly appears that Microsoft is putting their money where their mouth is.
What other Xbox One titles would you like to see arrive on Windows 10? Is there any classic PC title you’d like to see Microsoft revive? Let us know below.
Crackdown 3 is tentatively scheduled to hit the Xbox One sometime in the summer of 2016.