Fans love to speculate on what their favorite studios are working on, and Xbox Director Phil Spencer loves to nurture this unsatisfying greed. For years, the Microsoft executive teased the games to come by hosting press conferences wearing shirts featuring beloved characters. And remember when Spencer tweeted about buying a new refrigerator over four years ago? It was clearly a subtle nod to fans about the soon to be popular Xbox fridge meme. Well, Spencer is there again.
During a Microsoft press conference announcing 17 new games, fans were very eager to dissect Spencer’s home office for clues to undisclosed projects. Viewers were quick to point out that Spencer’s steampunk-inspired clock could be a reference to an upcoming Gears of War title. Others noticed that Spencer’s shirt looked “a little silly,” much like something a novelist might wear, leading them to speculate that Microsoft will be relaunching the beloved Remedy Alan franchise soon. Wake.
However, one of the most interesting items in Spencer’s office was a pair of ski goggles, which had been suspiciously thrown to the ground. This has ignited Twitter with speculation that Microsoft is working on a modern, grainy update to SkiFree, the classic skiing game everyone had on their computers in the ’90s, but no one remembers why.
We reached out to Spencer for comment, asking if there was any merit in this guesswork. The head of Xbox replied, “For the last time, no! Now leave me alone. We are trying to have dinner.
Further investigation, however, may have revealed a tease that was previously overlooked. The day after the show, a Reddit user named Sherlock¬_Gnomes hit the nail on the head by posting a comment that read, “Guys! Look at the car in his room and the giant hole in the wall! His house is in a real state of disrepair! You understand! They are working on a new State of Decay game! “