Xbox is beginning to fire on all cylinders in the lead up to next-generation. While all eyes are focused on the Xbox Games Showcase next week, the next development conference has also been scheduled.
A new episode of Game Stack Live will take place at 10am PST / 1pm EST / 7pm CEST on August 3rd. Sarah Bond, CVP of Gaming Ecosystem for Microsoft, announced the news via an official blog post.
As an industry, we are moving from a world of device-centricity to a place where players, their friends, and their content becomes the center focus. This shift creates incredible challenge and opportunity for game makers. As players increasingly demand that their gaming experience span devices, creators must have the platform, tools, and services to deliver that experience. The days of having to manage a multitude of builds, game instances and communities across device types and brands will be relegated to the past – unlocking access to more players, opening up revenue opportunities, and expanding gaming communities.
Our commitment has always been to listen carefully to what players and game creators want from the future of gaming. And, as Microsoft and Xbox’s Gaming Ecosystem team, we are on a mission to empower game creators to realize their dreams – by building the platform, tools and services that help make that future a reality. Today’s announcement is another step towards that promise, creating a path for console developers to reach millions of new players globally, on mobile.
The focus on gaming is incredible right now and it just goes to show how much the industry is growing and how much investment is being made into it. As gamers, we are the ones who benefit and we cannot wait to see what is delivered to us over the next few years with the new consoles and plethora of games.