Tagged: Phil Spencer

Microsoft is keen to ensure that it's next console, Project Scorpio is a desirable purchase from day 1 and that means having a range of games available from the get-go that really allow the platform to demonstrate all the powerful features that it will be equipped with. Speaking with IGN at the start of the month, Xbox Chief Phil Spencer said, "For people who think that there’s some massive AAA game sitting in my back pocket that I haven’t announced yet that I will at E3 and ship it this Fall- it could happen." In terms of what we can expect ... Read More »
Since the launch of the backwards compatibility program in 2015 the most requested game by players has been Call of Duty Black Ops 2. Recently the head of Xbox Phil Spencer has been talking about the possibility of Black Ops 2 coming to the program. Rumours have been flying around that Black Ops 2 would finally arrive to backwards compatibility this month. Unfortunately Phil Spencer has come out and dispelled these rumours, claiming that they are "not true". When asked if the game would come to the program Spencer had this to say, "I can't comment on later releases on ... Read More »
Xbox boss Phil Spencer has been fairly active on Twitter recently, mainly to downplay the furore caused by the cancellation of Scalebound. Not to be painted as a broken record, however, Spencer has also been talking about Project Scorpio and whether or not we'd see anything before E3 in June. Unfortunately, he doesn't seem to have a clear answer: @Sn4kee@BeastFireTimdog Honestly not sure yet but I know people want this. — Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) January 11, 2017 It's an absolute guarantee that Microsoft and Phil Spencer himself will be devoting a huge amount of their E3 time to hyping up ... Read More »
Microsoft head of Xbox Phil Spencer has spoken out further to gamers after this weeks cancellation of the Xbox One exclusive, Scalebound. Spencer previously said the decision was 'difficult' but indicated that it would be 'better for Xbox gamers.' Spencer has now spoken out further about risk taking in the wake of the Scalebound demise via Twitter. Whilst stating that Microsoft will continue to take risks with games that get the green light, he said that "I know we have to take risks. I realise right now probably sounds hollow but I agree." He further went on to say that the decision will ... Read More »
There are a few key big wigs at Xbox that are always worth paying attention to, even when what they say is extremely vague and shrouded in mystery. One of those people is the Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, even when Spencer gives out no real information his Tweets can still send his followers into melt down. Want a prime example of this? Check out the Tweet below: @BestXboxGamerEU January looks pretty good for BC. — Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) 20 December 2016 See all the really good juicy information in that Tweet? Yeah me neither. That doesn't mean people haven't latched ... Read More »
At E3 last year the head of Xbox Phil Spencer made our jaws drop when he announced that Xbox 360 games would be playable on the Xbox One via something called the Backwards Compatibility program. As of this week there are more than 300 games in program, that is after the release of the entire Bioshock franchise. The program has been a massive hit with fans. Whether it is for the feeling of nostalgia we get from playing our old favourite games or discovering classics we somehow missed, we love playing the older games on our current generation console. We ... Read More »
Ever since the Microsoft owned Minecraft made an appearance on Nintendo’s Wii U, internet speculation spread like wildfire about the prospects of a partnership between Microsoft and Nintendo. Microsoft have been pushing the boat out as of late, trying to form working relationships with other platforms. We can already play Rocket League with PC players, but Microsoft and Phil Spencer aren’t resting on their laurels. Phil has been fanning the rumour flames a little bit more recently. In an interview with AusGamers, Spencer talks about the strength of Nintendo’s first party line-up, and how he’d jump at the chance to ... Read More »
The last time we wrote something about Crackdown 3, was in our article about cloud gaming, but news has been scarce surrounding this title and it seems an age since it was first announced. This leaves a lot of room for people to speculate and assume, as what has happened recently with rumours regarding it's cancellation. But never fear, as we can always count on Phil Spencer to shed light on grim situations. Crackdown 3 is still very much in development, Spencer clarifies on twitter: https://twitter.com/XboxP3/status/801234289606082560 It seems as though our Phil is impressed with it's development thus far, but don't ... Read More »
What could it mean? The official Xbox UK Twitter today changed their cover photo and profile pic to a familiar, green start menu and original Xbox logo. Alongside that, they also tweeted out an invitation to join them on November 15th to celebrate 15 years in the console biz. https://twitter.com/xboxuk/status/798184571296620545 There’s no word yet on precisely what sort of celebrations to expect, although given the prominence of the Original Xbox, rather than the Xbox brand as a legacy, fans are already assuming one thing is coming: Backwards compatibility for Original Xbox games. It's something that Xbox chief Phil Spencer has ... Read More »

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