Xbox boss Phil Spencer has conducted his final interview of 2020, talking to Xbox Live’s Major Nelson in a recap of the year, and highlighting during the discussion that his team is constantly trying to build more Xbox Series X|S consoles.
Both Spencer and Major Nelson noted that fans have been struggling to get ahold of the devices since launch (particularly the Xbox Series X), and the Xbox boss explained that they’re being made as fast as possible.
“I get some people [saying] ‘why didn’t you build more?’, ‘why didn’t you start earlier?’, ‘why didn’t you ship them earlier?’, all of those things. And it’s really just down to physics and engineering.
We’re not holding them back, we’re building them as fast as we can, we have all of the assembly lines going… it’s something that we’re constantly working on.”
Spencer went on to point out that it’s an issue that has been affecting the gaming industry in general (“the PlayStation 5 is in very tight supply”), but the teams involved are “incredibly dedicated” and he appreciates people’s patience.
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