Xbox head Phil Spencer has never been one shy of admitting his love and admiration for Nintendo. Phil recently spoke to Games Industry about a variety of subjects ranging from the Xbox One X to their first party lineup. But during the interview he also commented on the Nintendo Switch and his admiration for Nintendo.
“For us as a company to go off and do a bespoke handheld gaming device when we’ve got Windows tablet devices out there. I think there are learnings for us in terms of control and other things Switch has done. They’ve effectively been able to take a controller experience and add it to a screen so games don’t have to be modified purely to touch in order to work. I use my Switch mainly in undocked mode. I don’t really think about it as a television console, though it works and I think that functionality is great, I just usually use it remotely. But fundamentally, I think Nintendo is just a great gaming company that learns, refines, stays at it, and has a great first-party to support that. And that’s something we should all admire and applaud.”