Phil Spencer: 2016 Is The Year Of New IPs For Xbox One

Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer recently took the time to answer some of the questions asked by his followers on Twitter. First of all, Big Phil was asked when the next games to be added to the Backwards Compatibility list for the Xbox One in December will be announced. He confirmed that the team are still working on it and should be completed in mid-December.

He also confirmed that they do not have any plans to Remake Otogi and that the Phantom Dust Reboot is not scrapped. Spencer is also interested in doing a Remake of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic but he said that it is an EA game so obviously it will need the support from EA. Also with the recent announcement of Minecraft for the Nintendo Wii U, Big Phil said he definitely enjoyed working with Nintendo.

As for the focus of 2016 for the Xbox One, Spencer was clear in saying that it will be new IPs for the Xbox One. There are a lot of games getting released for the Xbox One in 2016 and the majority of them are completely new IPs, so Big Phil is definitely not wrong here. Among them, Scalebound is from Platinum Games, Sea of Thieves From Rare, Recore from Armature Studio, while Quantum Break is from Remedy Studios. This doesn’t count the unannounced games, as Spencer confirmed that they haven’t revealed the full lineup for 2016 yet.

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Golden Eye is considered one of the best multiplayer games on Nintendo 64 and one of the best developed by Rare. When asked if they plan to release a Remake on the Xbox One, Big Phil clarified that due to some issues with the rights for the series, it is not possible to do a Remake. They have tried to look for solutions and then given up on it.

Lastly, if you were hoping to see Xbox 360 games on the Xbox One store, Spencer confirmed that they are indeed working on a solution for it.

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