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On 9/22/2020 at 5:31 PM, Zarsky said:

Hard to believe that they stop. They don't have a portable gaming device and I doubt Nintendo makes Gamepass available on Switch even tho it should technically not be hard to pull of.

They recently also added all their games to steam and it's just another way to get extra revenue for them. Everyone wins. Perhaps that changes once their own platform grows bigger...

Yeah I've seen articles pouring today as well, with more details filtering in, with Spencer saying they will honour the current deals (I mean ofc, would cost a fortune with the contracts that have been signed).

MS seems much more open under Nadella, I mean now they even developing Android devices!

Maybe they were just hit too hard in this gen, or they might be even happy and thinking this lateral strategy will yield the best results. I would bet that the very new titles like Starfield will be Xbox/PC exclusive, at least for one year.

Edit: https://www.gamespot.com/articles/xbox-boss-phil-spencer-on-zenimax-deal-our-plan-is-to-leave-it-alone/1100-6482438/

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