Yesterday, Google dropped a pretty big bombshell with the reveal that they were going to be entering the console wars via their own system, the Stadia. One that would capitalize on seamless transitioning between media playing and game playing. It would also feature 1st and 3rd party games. With titles like Doom Eternal already being confirmed for it. Needless to say, the other publishers took notice of this. Including Phil Spencer, head of Xbox.
But instead of making a public post about the reveal, he instead sent an email out to the others on his team, and a source has revealed it to the world:
“We just wrapped up watching the Google announcement of Stadia as team here at GDC,” begins the email. “Their announcement is validation of the path we embarked on two years ago. Today we saw a big tech competitor enter the gaming market, and frame the necessary ingredients for success as Content, Community and Cloud. There were no big surprises in their announcement although I was impressed by their leveraging of YouTube, the use of Google Assistant and the new WiFi controller.”
He went on to talk about how Xbox will be doing good things this year:
“But I want to get back to us, there has been really good work to get us to the position where we are poised to compete for 2 billion gamers across the planet. Google went big today and we have a couple of months until E3 when we will go big. We have to stay agile and continue to build with our customer at the center. We have the content, community, cloud team and strategy, and as I’ve been saying for a while, it’s all about execution. This is even more true today. Energizing times.”
So there you have it. The head of Xbox welcomes the competition. Do you think the Stadia will be able to compete with the more established lines?