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Phil Spencer Says Gaming Isn’t A “Race Between Two Consoles”

One day after telling gamers to “celebrate” the fact that so many good games are shipping across consoles (including Horizon Zero Dawn), Phil Spencer talked to fans that are worried about the Xbox brand’s current state. “Gaming [is] not a race between two consoles,” Spencer responded to one such user who was worried about the Xbox One trailing PlayStation 4 sales. “Good games aren’t weapons [versus other platforms], we work to make [Xbox and Windows 10] great places [to] play.” Phil then clarified the statement by saying that his view has “nothing to do” with the company’s current share on the marketplace. He stated that “gaming has a much bigger opportunity than [a] two console battle,” and that creating great games is a critical part of that. Spencer believes that Xbox’s PC work is already paying off as games like Fallout Shelter are already coming to the console thanks to the Universal Windows Platform. These views are consistent with past statements from Spencer, who has constantly praised the work of great developers no matter what system they are currently developing for. While it’s easy to get caught up in the unprecedented success of the PlayStation 4, the Xbox One has not READ…

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Xbox Boss Asks Fans to Celebrate “Good” Games Like Horizon Zero Dawn

Since the release of Horizon Zero Dawn‘s reviews, there has been a lot of conversation about the current lineup of exclusives for both, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Some fans took to Twitter to press Xbox boss Phil Spencer on the topic following the lifting of Horizon Zero Dawn‘s review embargo, which comes not too long after the high profile cancellation of Xbox-exclusive, Scalebound. In response, he said that “good games shipping are a positive for the industry” and that we should “celebrate them.” “Forza Horizon 3, Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Civilization 6, Horizon Zero Dawn, Overwatch etc all make gaming better,” he continued. Elsewhere, Spencer expressed confidence in Microsoft’s first party studios, stating that the company will continue to work hard to deliver. Horizon Zero Dawn releases worldwide next week. The game has earned a high level of praise (our review here) from critics across the board. [Source: Phil Spencer (Twitter)] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!


Phil Spencer: “Gaming Is Not a Race Between Two Consoles;” Explains Why Xbox Didn’t Try Handhelds

Phil Spencer is going to Japan, but before boarding the flight, he had a few more words for the fans about competition and portable gaming. …Read More The post Phil Spencer: “Gaming Is Not a Race Between Two Consoles;” Explains Why Xbox Didn’t Try Handhelds by Giuseppe Nelva appeared first on DualShockers.


Phil Spencer Proud of Xbox’s Performance: “Good Games Shipping Are Positive for the Industry”

Phil Spencer takes to Twitter once more to interact with the fans, talking about the performance of the Xbox Brand and more. …Read More The post Phil Spencer Proud of Xbox’s Performance: “Good Games Shipping Are Positive for the Industry” by Giuseppe Nelva appeared first on DualShockers.


Phil Spencer Going to Japan to Meet Third Party Publishers; Talks More on Project Scorpio and More


Phil Spencer Claims “2017 is Shaping up to be One of the Most Exciting Years Ever for Xbox Gamers”

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Phil Spencer “Very Confident” in How Scorpio Will Run Xbox One Games; Talks Game Lineup and More


Xbox One Remaster of Phantom Dust to Be Released before E3

News of the Cult Classic Remaster Comes from Phil Spencer via Twitter Unique and a peculiarity for its day, Phantom Dust represents innovative gaming from the original Xbox. Mixing the mechanics of fun card-battling games, along with arena-style combat, players could immerse themselves in post-apocalyptic magic. And it seems we now have a release window. Phil Spener was asked about the remaster on twitter. As happens with eager fans, Spencer was there to sate curiosities. Xbox’s head has officially placed the release of Phantom Dust Remastered before E3, any time before June 13. With January practically over, that gives us five months at the latest. @HollowSchematic Should ship before E3. — Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) January 29, 2017 Back in 2014, Xbox announced a potential remake or sequel in the works for their 2004 title. Phantom Dust Remastered provides something to tie fans over before then. Moreover, it will give new players a chance to warm up to the cult classic before its successor arrives. As previously stated, Phantom Dust was unique for its time and had a great Xbox Live network at a time where online play was barely hitting its stride. Thankfully, we’ll soon see it on Xbox One, so keep your eyes open. Wel’ll keep you…

Phantom Dust Remaster “Should Ship Before E3,” Phil Spencer Says


Phil Spencer Wants Backwards Compatibility Around “As Long as Possible”

Spencer Looking to Keep Backwards Compatibility Program Around For Awhile Yet Earlier this month we told you what Xbox Boss, Phil Spencer, had to say about the Scorpio coming to E3. Recently, he gave us his thoughts on the backwards compatibility program and how long we wants it to stick around. The Xbox One Backwards Compatibility program has proven to be as successful as promised when it was first revealed back at E3 2015. Since then, there has been a steady stream of games that have made their way into the program including the Mass Effect series, several Call of Duty games, BioShock and Red Dead Redemption. Although several big games are missing from the program Phil Spencer says he is committed to delivering on it into the future. A lot of talk has been circling about the future of the Xbox brand, namely Project Scorpio with one developer claiming that the system is a “next-gen machine” capable of having your entire library be backwards compatible. Just the other day, a fan reached out to Spencer on Twitter to see if he could offer any insight into the future of backwards compatibility, and naturally, he had an answer. @Andrew_Gilletti It’s challenging to predict…


Phil Spencer Encourages to See the Games Before Pre-Ordering Scorpio; Talks Cross-Platform Play

Xbox Developer Says Scorpio is a Full-Blown “Next-Gen” system

A few months ago, I wrote an editorial where I talked about how Microsoft’s Project Scorpio sounds like a next-generation system rather than an upgraded Xbox One. Microsoft itself hasn’t fully explained whether or not Scorpio is or isn’t a next-gen console, but at least one Xbox developer believes that it is. Over on NeoGAF, Ori and the Blind Forest creator, Thomas Mahler, answered questions about whether or not the Scorpio was powerful enough to be considered next-gen or if the system was merely just an update like Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro. He gave a rather definitive answer. “Scorpio isn’t just a half-assed upgrade (which the PS4 Pro kinda is…), but a full-blown next-gen machine that’s just backwards-compatible to your current library.” [embedded content] What’s interesting about this statement is that it goes against what Microsoft and Xbox head Phil Spencer have said in the past. Microsoft has stated that the Scorpio will end console generations entirely — a statement that Xbox head Phil Spencer has also echoed. On top of that, Spencer said that Xbox games would be both backward and forwards compatible. Though Mahler says Scorpio represents an entirely new generation, Microsoft hasn’t made such a claim. Yesterday,…


Phil Spencer Plays First Games on Early Project Scorpio Unit: “Games Played Great, Console Looked Right”

Xbox Division boss Phil Spencer just got his first real taste of gaming on Project Scorpio, and he appears impressed. …Read More The post Phil Spencer Plays First Games on Early Project Scorpio Unit: “Games Played Great, Console Looked Right” by Giuseppe Nelva appeared first on DualShockers.


Xbox Boss Reacts to Switch Presentation

Phil Spencer Speaks Regarding Nintendo’s Switch Show The Xbox boss took to Twitter following Nintendo’s Switch presentation on Thursday night. Spencer was impressed with the latest entry in the Mario franchise, saying it “looked new/fresh.” On a similar note, he mentioned that Breath of the Wild “should be great.” The Xbox head’s evaluation of the Switch itself was also a positive one. He mused that it “will be fun to see what new game ideas come from” the Nintendo Switch. Spencer’s comments on Nintendo’s new console came shortly after Mike Ybarra congratulated the Japanese company on their achievements. Microsoft’s endorsements of the Switch from two of the company’s leaders come on the heels of a series of scathing critiques. Nintendo is already experiencing backlash regarding the system’s price months before its release. Time will tell whether the investors’ reactions reflect the consumer’s judgement this March. For now though, the Switch has the endorsement of fans from all over the globe, including Spencer and Ybarra. Stay tuned for all the news worth reading on Nintendo’s sleek, divisive new console. We’ll keep you updated with every new development. SOURCE: Gamespot The post Xbox Boss Reacts to Switch Presentation appeared first on COGconnected.