‘Xbox’ Latest News & Updates: Microsoft Looking At Xbox, Nintendo Crossover?
A high ranking Microsoft executive revealed of a possibility of an Xbox and Nintendo crossover following the resurging success on the remakes of classic video games like Super Mario and Pokemon Go. This as Nintendo has started to expand its development canvass towards non-Nintendo platform, while Xbox and the Kyoto-based video game company have successful partnership on embedding Minecraft onto Nintendo console.
In an interview with AusGamers, Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft's Xbox, said hosting Nintendo's popular games like Super Mario would be great for Xbox. He highlighted on the success of the Xbox and Nintendo partnership on the Minecraft project."I love to see Mario on Xbox. As someone who's been in this industry and played games forever, I'll still say it, Nintendo has the strongest first-party of anybody," he said.
The Microsoft official was responding to query on the possibility of project cooperation considering that Super Mario and Pokemon have found their way on mobile space and non-Nintendo hardware. Having these games in Xbox, he said, would be great.
"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," he added. With Microsoft now optimizing the Holodeck technology, he said he wouldn't be surprise to see Super Mario in VR architecture in the near future.
For decades, it is evident that Nintendo has not lost the support from the gaming community. The overwhelming welcome on the revival of their iconic games, like Super Mario, is a testament of Nintendo's captive market.
Nintendo is currently exploring the golden era of technological advancement with its classic and retro games. With sour and shaky history with Sony, it wouldn't be impossible if its partner of choice would be Microsoft.Watch Microsoft Holodeck technology here: