Here’s a sentence we never could have predicted writing, but which makes perfect sense in 2020: Xbox boss Phil Spencer will be interviewed inside Animal Crossing by the writer of a Star Wars movie.
Spencer will appear on the August 12 episode of Animal Talking, the interview show run by Star Wars: Rogue One writer Gary Whitta that is held inside the world of Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Given that Microsoft is in the midst of a very important year with the launch of the Xbox Series X, xCloud, and Halo Infinite, this seems like it could be a great interview.
Spencer will appear on the show alongside actor Dylan Sprouse and musical guest Lisa Loeb.
Whitta started Animal Talking earlier this year, and it’s taken off in a big way. Some of his previous guests included other popular people in the gaming world like Laura Bailey, Ashley Johnson, Cory Barlog, and Cliff Bleszinski, as well as singers Selena Gomez and Sting, just to name a few. Actor Danny Trejo also has a recurring segment on the show where he shows off his Animal Crossing island.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a mega-hit for Nintendo. The game has sold a breathtaking 22.4 million copies to become the second best-selling Nintendo Switch game ever, only trailing Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (26.74 million copies sold).
As for Whitta, he is the former editor-in-chief of PC Gamer magazine. Before he worked on Rogue One, Whitta wrote the Denzel Washington movie The Book of Eli and the Will Smith film After Earth. In addition to Animal Talking, Whitta recently sold one of his scripts for a “big” new movie.
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