In an interview to Engadget, Xbox Chief Product Officer Marc Whitten said that he not worried about the upcoming wave of steam machines or the new technologies like Oculus Rift. In fact, he revealed that he is more really excited about these on what they mean for the game industry as a whole which he loves.
“This is literally the most golden of golden ages that I’ve ever seen around gaming,” Whitten told us in an interview this week at CES 2014. “I think this is what makes gaming great. And you love seeing the passion of seeing someone like Palmer [Luckey] and those guys at Oculus. And seeing someone like John Carmack get on and really be focused on it is great. I don’t know how it could be anything but good.”
When asked about whether Steam machines will take over Xbox One sales, he reminded us that the market is so big that it can accommodate other new kinds of players. He also kind of placed steam machines in a different product group from Xbox and PS4, he continues to think that as PC gaming. Read the full interview from the link below.
On Wednesday, Marc Whitten, Chief Product Officer for Xbox, and on Tuesday, Albert Penello, Senior Director of Product Management and Planning at Xbox, participated in two industry panels at CES 2014. Watch both panels – “Next-Gen Game Consoles: The Only Set-Top Box You’ll Ever Need” with Marc, and “Five Trends Driving the Future of Gaming” with Albert – on CEA’s Website.