Although the consumption of video games in digital format advances significantly, the physical market is still in force and millions of players prefer to buy their games on disc or cartridge. Now that we are about to receive new consoles, questions about what will happen in that area are not long in the case of the next Xbox Project Scarlett and there is an answer given for it.
During an interview with Gamesindustry.biz, Phil Spencer, head of Xbox and vice president of Microsoft’s gaming division, talked about Xbox Project Scarlett and the possibilities of supporting the physical format in an era that is leaning towards digital. In that sense, Spencer confirmed that the new console will have disk drive as its policy is to provide options to players and not limit them in terms of consumption: “We know, because we see it, that more and more players are buying digital. We think the experience in certain instances, specifically if I am away from my console and everything is on my hard-drive with the entitlements are all there, there are some scenarios that are easy. But we know that people still have discs.”
Subsequently, the manager said that another of the objectives of Xbox is to be clear about the options offered to players and gave as an example the Xbox One S All Digital edition, a console that from its name alerts the user who is focused on a digital environment: “I want to be very descriptive, because I am not trying to confuse anybody about what the options are. I want to give people choice, and right now physical is a choice that millions of people love.”
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