Some times the current pandemic makes us realise about what are the things that it hasn’t affected?. I can bet they can be counted on 10 fingers. Gaming industry is supposedly one of those Industries. The gaming Industry being mostly virtual in nature is left untouched by the Pandemic. Many Console makers like Play Station and Xbox can be clearly seen worried.
Hearing games and console launches on almost daily basis explains that even the gaming industry isn’t immune to the pandemic. However, When it comes to Xbox the affects a very unlikely to the scenario.
Xbox isnt worried at all for the production and launch of its latest tech Flagship Xbox series X. This is quite astonishing as the production of a Console requires more of a physical presence which technically should be hard to accumulate amid lockdown.
Moreover as far as the game is concerned, it should be able to grow easily as compared to a consoles production as a game is completely virtual in nature.
In an interview Phil Spencer even explained why he is more confident about the Xbox Series X production but the development of games still worries him.
Phil explained that Xbox Series X has been already design and allotted the technical specification of that of a flagship Console. So the only thing left is the mass production of the console, which wont be a big issue, since that would assembled mostly through machines.
He added, that games are more about the experience than the technicalities it’s what a developer creates as a product of highly creative people’s brainstorming. This makes developing amid lockdown a lot more difficult since the virtual calls cant provide the environment that the brain requires to brainstorm.