Spencer spoke further about the current state of the industry, competition, and the future of crossplay. “In the last 20 years, we’ve tripled the number of gamers on the planet. I think that’s such a huge opportunity for us, as an industry. For me, I try to look at things that create artificial boundaries to people enjoying video games.”
“If you go to the store and you buy your kid the green box, and I go to the store and I buy my kid the blue box, and they both want to play the same game and they can’t play together… I understand, in a fixed world of ‘in order for one to win, one has to lose,’ what the dynamics are there, but when the business is growing, the numbers of gamers are growing, it feels like our opportunity, as an industry, is to get rid of the friction and just let people have fun playing the games.”
Spencer also shared some of his thoughts on the event as a whole, saying, “I’ve been in the job five years now, and we had… some ground to make up… and the team has done a great job building a plan and executing on that plan. E3 is such a special time because we get to show the stuff that we’re working on and the team’s there, and they’re very proud of the work that they’ve done. It’s just a really great celebration for the industry, in my view.”
Some of the games shown off during the event include Elden Ring, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, and Marvel’s Avengers, and if you’ve been paying attention, you have probably caught sight of Keanu Reeves memes after his appearance to talk about Cyberpunk 2077.
For other big E3 news, check out our Nintendo E3 2019 Direct review, our impressions of the closed-door demo of Cyberpunk 2077, and our interview with Keanu Reeves about his role in CD Projekt Red’s massive cyberpunk world.
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