Xbox boss Phil Spencer wants gamers to enjoy more freedoms.

Phil Spencer

Phil Spencer

The 52-year-old executive - who is the vice-president of gaming at Microsoft - wants gamers to be able to play whatever they want, wherever they want, similar to how people now access TV shows and films when they're on the move.

Phil said: "I think with games, it's going to go similar.

"I think what we're going to find, is as games are able to run in multiple contexts on different devices, you're going to see a lot of different devices grow up to support different use scenarios."

According to the tech executive, playing games on an Xbox will be the best way to enjoy games until at least 2030.

During a wide-ranging conversation with Insomniac Games CEO Ted Price, Phil explained: "I think I'm going to have a game console plugged into my television for the next decade-plus.

"I think it's going to be the best way for me to play on my television; to have a local device, download the game, and play."

Meanwhile, Phil previously said that the next generation console is perfect for limited edition releases.

Microsoft recently revealed its upcoming Xbox Series X hardware, and fans quickly pointed out the design seems to lend itself to custom designs influenced by brands, games and products.

In response, Phil wrote on Twitter: "One thing we really like about the design is the ability to do do LE editions, wraps, custom etc.

"It wasn't a design criteria (that was all about the function of the console) but the result leaves a nice forward face for some creative opportunities. (sic)"