Head of Xbox One Phil Spencer has expressed his wishes to see Super Mario appear on Microsoft’s console. He further hinted that Microsoft and Nintendo might be working on making this possible.
“Nintendo has the strongest first-party of anybody,” said Phil Spencer about the Japanese video game maker when asked about the partnership. “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, having those on Xbox would be great,” he further added.
The news has ignited a glimmer of hope among gamers with classic tastes who speculate that Super Mario games will soon be playable on the Xbox One.
The past couple of years have gone particularly well for the Xbox One, given the introduction of backward compatibility and the Play Anywhere feature that allows gamers to jump between games on the Xbox One and Windows PC.
With Microsoft in full swing for the launch of its next console in 2017, the Xbox One Scorpio, there are several hints suggesting that Super Mario will appear on Scorpio given the partnership does come to an agreement.
Back in 2015, Spencer suggested that he would particularly appreciate if Microsoft characters like Banjo Kazooie could show up in Nintendo games such as Super Smash Brothers. The release of Minecraft on Nintendo acted also contributed to this friendly relationship between Microsoft and Nintendo.
Spencer added, “Obviously we have Minecrafton Nintendo and when that opportunity came up to work with them on Minecraft, you know, some people might look at it and say ‘why would you even do that?’ But with Nintendo, it’s been a great partnership on Minecraft. In fact they put Mario in Minecraft on Wii U with the mash-up skin pack.”