During the final episode of Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb’s Xbox podcast, Division Chief Phil Spencer teased the long-running game.
First of all, Spencer spoke about Game Pass, noting that 2020 was an important year, but that 2021 will be an “incredible year” when he looks at the lineup of games coming into service and the ongoing work to bring them to more people.
In general, he mentioned that he sees what is coming next year as “Horizon 0”, while the things coming between two and three years in the future are “Horizon 1.” Finally, there’s Horizon 2, which represents things that may come three to ten years later. Most of these may not work, but some do. Backward compatibility was one of them.
Among those things are some that he “is really excited about” that will be talked about in the next year or two. According to Spencer, these people might get as excited as xCloud or Game Pass today.
While the team is in the moment, they also think about things that are likely real Transformers, but are also very risky.
“There are some cool things on the horizon there too. It’s just a very exciting time to make all the difference right now.”
Spencer is proud of the team’s ability to make some long-term bets that can really make the difference.
Incidentally, we hear that 2021 will be an important year for Xbox, as it will mark the 20th anniversary of the brand’s launch with the original console on November 15, 2001.