According to Phil Spencer, Microsoft is “working as hard as it can” to produce more Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S to fulfill the demands. On the Major Nelson podcast, Spencer replied to most of the questions he receives frequently.
“I get some people, ‘why didn’t you build more? Why didn’t you start earlier? Why didn’t you ship them earlier?’ I mean, all of those things,” Spencer said.
It’s really just down to physics and engineering. We’re not holding them back. We’re building them as fast as we can. We have all the assembly lines going. I was on the phone last week with Lisa Su at AMD, ‘how do we get more?’ So it’s something that we’re constantly working on. But it’s not just us: gaming has really come into its own in 2020.”
“Obviously, PlayStation 5 is in very tight supply. When you look at the graphics cards from AMD and Nvidia, I mean there’s just a lot of interest in gaming right now and console sales are just a sign of that. Game sales are a sign of that. Hardware is in short supply, but we’re working as hard as we can. The teams are incredibly dedicated. I appreciate people’s patience as we work to build more.”
“I’m incredibly proud of how the teams did,” Spencer added, reflecting on the challenges of releasing new consoles in 2020. “We got the consoles launched and wish we had more of them. It’s selling out too quickly. But all in all, really proud of what the teams have been able to do.”
Ubisoft+ might be included in Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass. You’ll find the rumor in a few places on the internet. Meanwhile, a video game editor supports the rumor by saying it “has a strong chance of being true based on stuff [they’d] heard.”
If the rumor is true then it’s gonna follow EA Play, which has already joined the Xbox Game Pass console version.