Phil Spencer Comments on Nintendo-Xbox Partnership

Ever since the Microsoft owned Minecraft made an appearance on Nintendo’s Wii U, internet speculation spread like wildfire about the prospects of a partnership between Microsoft and Nintendo.

Microsoft have been pushing the boat out as of late, trying to form working relationships with other platforms. We can already play Rocket League with PC players, but Microsoft and Phil Spencer aren’t resting on their laurels.

Phil has been fanning the rumour flames a little bit more recently. In an interview with AusGamers, Spencer talks about the strength of Nintendo’s first party line-up, and how he’d jump at the chance to collaborate: “Nintendo has the strongest first-party of anybody. They’re just fantastic and the memories that they have instilled in so many of us, who’ve played their games and had those delightful experiences, having those on Xbox would be great.

“Obviously we have Minecraft on Nintendo and when that opportunity came up to work with them on Minecraft, you know, some people might look at it and say ‘why would you even do that?’, but with Nintendo, it’s been a great partnership on Minecraft.

“In fact they put Mario in Minecraft on Wii U with the mash-up skin pack. And continuing to work with them on that and building a stronger relationship… I mean if that paid dividends down the road that lead to something else, that would be fantastic.

“I know I get questions all the time on would I ever like to see Banjo in Super Smash Bros. and I’m, like, ‘yes, I would do that in a second’. And certain people think I’m saying that as some sort of PR answer and I’m, like, why wouldn’t you?”

Personally, the idea and potential of fighting Captain Falcon as Jago or Riptor in Killer Instinct is tantalising, to say the least. What do you make of Spencer’s comments? Let us know in the comments below!

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