Diehard PC gamers might not want an Xbox, and that’s “OK”

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Why can't we all just get along?

Some people like to play around on consoles. Others, prefer the PC platform.  And there’s nothing wrong with that. Nothing at all. But you’ll still get that vocal minority, who’ll scoff at either side’s choice of hardware as if it truly matters what you decide to spend your time and money on when it comes to digital distractions.

People who’ll go into an amazing tirade on how their platform is the best and how everyone else in the world should adopt it, because reasons. While the fringe lunatic side of console gaming has an impressively mental side of fans who live life with a passion for the gaming box of earthly delights, so to does the PC crowd.

Graphics cards, sexy cases, LED lights and various other constant upgrades will always make the PC the supreme leader of the graphical arms race, if you can afford to buy the equipment that doesn’t clash with itself like some sort of grumpy hydra that has a hostile case of multiple personality disorder. So how would you convince someone who has plugged at least tens of thousands of bucks into their PC build, to adopt a console like the Xbox One?

You don’t. Not really. That’s according to Xboss Phil Spencer, who said that PC gamers might not have a reason to join the console side. “You might not [have a reason for buying one]. And I’m not trying to trick you into buying an Xbox One for what I’m doing,” Spencer said to Polygon.

I was actually asked by somebody, ‘Did you do Forza 6: Apex as a way of teasing the PC gamers with how good Forza is so they’ll go buy an Xbox One?’ No. That’s not the plan. So they might not [buy an Xbox One]. And I want that to be okay.

“You might not want to buy an Xbox One” is something that you don’t normally hear from the faces of companies, but it makes sense given how Microsoft wants to “embrace those differences” between platforms, as Spencer said to PC Gamer recently. “There are games I was talking about earlier, like Ashes of the Singularity, a fast-paced RTS game—probably not the best controller game, and I want to make sure those games are great,” Spencer said.

What I want to make sure is that gamers on our platforms, you feel like you have access to as many games as you can, and as a developer you feel like you have the tools and service to reach as many gamers as you can.

Look, if you’ve got a great PC and you’d prefer to play around with a mouse and keyboard, that’s just fine. We’re all massively wrong from time to time after all.

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Last Updated: March 14, 2016

Darryn Bonthuys

Something wrong gentlemen? You come here prepared to read the words of a madman, and instead found a lunatic obsessed with comics, Batman and Raul Julia’s M Bison performance in the 1994 Street Fighter movie? Fine! Keep your bio! In fact, now might be a good time to pray to it!

  • PoisonedBelial


  • HvR

    Main reason PC gamers won’t convert is that there is too much Xcum and not enough Xcom

    • PoisonedBelial


    • Captain JJ the Isolated

      I think my main reason is just the scope of games available.

  • iusedtobe(a)regular

    ““You might not want to buy an Xbox One” is something that you don’t normally hear from the faces of companies, but it makes sense given how Microsoft wants to “embrace those differences” between platforms,”

    Nothing MS does makes sense and that “embrace” of theirs between platforms? Well they had no choice because Sony is busy trouncing them.

  • For the Emperor!

    Love my console games, but too many PC exclusives this year that are MUST PLAYs for me. I got a new PC this past weekend…I have not been so amazed by what is graphically possible in a long time! I am even considering getting Witcher 3 and DA:I for it now!


    • GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

      Could not agree more… been swopping back from eggsbawks to PC lately

  • Ghost In The Rift

    No 1 reason i have a PC cuz….The girlfriend hogs the TV, simple, and i can enjoy my games in full 1080p 60fps, most of them anyway, oh and i gots a keyboard mouse and a xbox one controller, i play in my bedroom, so no little kids around me saying “oe whats that you’re playing? is it good? what gun is that? is that monster strong? shoot that guy, no that guy, can i play? do you have powers? pick up that gun….SHUTUP!!!!

  • b1nd3r

    well limitations of consoles almost no keyboard and mouse, tons of shitty games expect the 3 or so exclusives for each of the respective consoles no power hardware wise. limitations of pc – no controllers….. o wait i have ps and xbox controller on my pc im missing 3 or 4 exclusive games that were on consoles(my life is nigh) hardware…….well nuff said. but atleast we have one constant – darryn is wrong as usual and he`s not batman……pew pew pew

    • My dead parents contradict at least one claim here.

      • Captain JJ the Isolated

        Clearly you’re not the hero we deserve. 😛

      • b1nd3r

        was it the alley or the taxi?

    • iusedtobe(a)regular

      Wait! you forgot to say, “tons of shitty games on the PC too except for…………oh, no wait…..PC exclusive are kind of shitty too. 🙁

      • b1nd3r

        i call this a sims fan-tard

        • iusedtobe(a)regular

          Now that was funny…….Well, not really but I’ll give you a solid 5 for effort.

          • b1nd3r

            give you a solid 28 1000 and 832 for faster than government response time

          • iusedtobe(a)regular

            Sure, because my life consists of hanging around on the internet all day long.

          • b1nd3r

            well done it has job it is significunt

          • iusedtobe(a)regular

            Keep trying son. You will get there someday.

          • b1nd3r

            with those response times and levels, im 100% sure thats what she said. look at this moron thinking its a useful worker in life.

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