Xbox boss Phil Spencer wants to focus on RPGs on next-gen consoles.

Xbox One X

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As the gaming world prepares for the launch of Xbox Scarlett in 2020, the executive vice-president of Gaming at Microsoft has revealed their plans to release more RPG games like 'The Witcher 3' and 'Fable'.

In an interview with YouTube channel Xbox On, he said: "One of the things that I'm really proud of that I see now is how RPGs are stepping up for us.

"Back in the day, when I think [of] 'Mass Effect 1', which I worked on, 'Jade Empire', 'Fable', I remember we really staked out RPGs as something that was important.

"Obviously first-person and third-person shooters have been strong.

"But it's nice with '[The] Outer Worlds' coming out, 'Wasteland [3]'.

"I think RPG is an area that we [purposefully] focused on and wanted to do more."

Meanwhile, Spencer recently insisted Project Scarlett wont be "out of position on power or price".

He stated that his team learned from the launch of the Xbox One and they won't be making the same mistakes when they release the next-generation hardware.

He said: "I would say a learning from the Xbox One generation is we will not be out of position on power or price.

"If you remember the beginning of this generation we were a hundred dollars more expensive and, yes, we were less powerful.

"And we started Project Scarlett with this leadership team in place with a goal of having market success."

The businessman added that the company had been debating another console generation for "years", and there will be more to follow.

He said: "We're all-in on Project Scarlett and I want to compete, and I want to compete in the right ways which is why we're focused on cross-play and backward compatibility."