Gamertag Radio is a legendary gaming podcast, established all the way back in 2005. The team has interviewed various industry heavyweights over the years, including most recently Xbox head Phil Spencer, to discuss the future of Xbox.
With Xbox Series X news heating up, I was invited to take part in this week's podcast to discuss the latest rumors and news, including our notes about the long-awaited "Xbox Series S" Lockhart, Phil Spencer's recent video game teases, and much, much more. You can catch the podcast below, or across various other podcasting services found here.
Xbox Series X/S
- Xbox Series X: Everything we know
- Best games coming to Xbox Series X/S
- List of Xbox Series X specs
- What is the Xbox Series X release date?
- How much does Xbox Series X cost?
- Why you can't preorder Xbox Series X yet
- Best Xbox Series X Headsets
Jez Corden is a Senior Editor for Windows Central, focusing primarily on all things Xbox and gaming. Jez is known for breaking exclusive news and analysis as relates to the Microsoft ecosystem while being powered by caffeine. Follow on Twitter @JezCorden and listen to his Xbox Two podcast, all about, you guessed it, Xbox!
Cracking chat, Jez. So much nicer having a group of people that know their subject matter. There aren't too many I listen to, has to be something worth it. There are only a couple of YouTubers I can cope with. Some nice insights here. Game Pass is an interesting model, I always wonder what gets paid for, and how they strike deals with Devs. For me, I think that it makes sense to get blockbuster games in there, like Red Dead. The die hards have already had it, can't be as many sales left. As for game announcements, hope they come soon. That Xbox All Access deal, that is a superb way to get people in. Spencer was plugging it during the IGN interview.
Aye, it's all about meeting customers everywhere. Larger install base for devs, more people to play with on multiplayer, more clout for getting games, it's a solid stsrategy.
I just wish, as you and Rand talked about a few times, that they didn't treat the rest of the Western world (non-North America + UK) as if we didn't exist. People would love to have All Access as an option in France, Germany, Switzerland, etc. It would be a killer deal. It probably won't happen and it's a damn shame.
They need to be bold to claw the huge market share they lost back. It's either gonna be price of entry and/or services. All Access should definitely be part of the plan.
From Phil's comments, during the IGN chat, I'd expect it would be an option in most markets. Possibly why Game Pass has gone to Japan, as it leverages the fact Game Pass is included. I assumed it was in most territories. I'll be honest, as I've not been looking to buy a console over the last few years, I'd actually thought that it was something only available in US. Literally a couple of months ago, I noticed it for UK. I was very impressed, so assumed it was everywhere, certainly EU at least. Based on what Phil said, they must be having a push for it in more regions. Makes sense.
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