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Phil Spencer Talks Sea of Thieves Potential, Project Scorpio Progress and the Return of Original Xbox IP’s

Xbox Head, Phil Spencer has once again taken to social media outlet Twitter to respond to questions from fans.

Never one to shy away from answering questions and speaking to the fans, Spencer has remained active in the days following Microsoft’s decision to cancel development of Platinum Games’ Xbox One, Windows 10 Exclusive – Scalebound, to discuss his sadness at its cancellation, the possibility of original Xbox IP’s making a return, Project Scorpio’s progress and the potential of Rare’s upcoming pirate title, Sea of Thieves.

Earlier this week, Microsoft made the decision to cut short development of Platinum Games’ Scalebound, a move that has left a lot of Xbox fans questioning Microsoft’s ability to deliver on its promises, while many were equally saddened by the loss of a potentially huge title for Microsoft’s Home Console. The apparent demise of

The apparent demise of Scalebound isn’t lost on Spencer who admits to being hurt by its cancellation.

On a lighter note, one fan, in particular, inquired about the possibility of returning original Xbox IP’s such as the Microsoft Studios owned IP – Crimson Skies, an idea Spencer likes the sound of.

One original Xbox IP definitely confirmed to make a return soon via Xbox One is Voodoo Vince, with a remastered version of Beep Industries 2003 classic due out in 2017, Spencer offered an update regarding the status of the game.

He also took the time to respond to a fan questioning the progress of Project Scorpio, with Xbox’s Head responding by stating that he was happy with what he was seeing and that Microsoft’s 1st Party Studios were “getting their engines up and tuned“, with studios making “great progress“, which is positive news with the powerful console scheduled to launch at some point this year.

Spencer also spoke highly of another of Microsoft’s Exclusives Sea of Thieves, believing Rare’s swashbuckling pirate title to be a game that has “a real opportunity to surprise a lot of people” in 2017.

Lastly, the Head of Xbox spoke of the importance of clarity when it comes to matters that aren’t going so well, as much as it is to do so when they are.

Rare’s Sea of Thieves is scheduled to release in 2017 for Xbox One and Windows 10 PC.

Better known as RzrsS in the video game scene, Stephan Rodts has been playing video games for nearly his entire life. He started out shooting poor ducks out of the sky in Duck Hunt on the Nintendo, but now shoots everything that moves. Be warned.


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