• Xbox boss Phil Spencer: Microsoft still looking into studio acquisitions, interested in Asia

    21 days ago - By Gematsu

    In a newly published interview by Eurogamer, head of Xbox Phil Spencer confirms that Microsoft is not done acquiring new studios, and that it is especially interested in adding an Asian studio to its family of studios. Xbox Game Studios currently consists of 15 studios, including Xbox Game Studios Publishing, Turn 10 Studios, 343 Industries,...
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  • Phil Spencer: Gears 5 Sold Better Than Gears 4

    Phil Spencer: Gears 5 Sold Better Than Gears 4

    21 days ago - By VG Chartz

    Head of Xbox Phil Spencer speaking with Eurogamer revealed Gears 5 sold better than Gears of War 4. He said that having the game on Game Pass is about giving gamers a choice on how they want to buy and play the game.
    " Gears 5 sold well for us," said Spencer. "It sold better than Gears 4. And we feel good about it. If people want to make the choice of buying Gears , that's an option we want to give them. I'm not trying to funnel everybody who wants to play Gears into the subscription. It's about giving gamers choice. Certain players will make the decision as part of Game Pass that they'll...
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  • Phil Spencer: Microsoft is Not Done Acquiring Studios

    Phil Spencer: Microsoft is Not Done Acquiring Studios

    21 days ago - By VG Chartz

    Microsoft in the last couple of years has acquired several gaming studios and now has 15 studios as part of Xbox Game Studios.
    Head of Xbox Phil Spencer speaking with Eurogamer revealed the company is not done acquiring studios. He said it is not about just acquiring studios, but to acquire studios that will create great games.
    "No!," said Spencer when asked if Microsoft was done acquiring gaming studios. "I do think we can sometimes get a little infatuated with putting a bunch of studio logos on a slide and that becomes the news. They're not trading cards. They're studios. And we want...
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  • Remember all that stuff Xbox One did wrong at launch? Phil Spencer would rather not do that again

    Remember all that stuff Xbox One did wrong at launch? Phil Spencer would rather not do that again

    21 days ago - By Destructoid

    Those who do not remember the past are doomed to repeat it. Microsoft is keenly aware of how hard it bungled the Xbox One launch in 2013. When compared to PlayStation 4, the early days of the Xbox One gave consumers weaker hardware, forced motion/voice control integration, and an insistence on pushing broad entertainment rather than video games - all for a $100 premium. Microsoft's grand strategy left Xbox One to start behind the 8-ball.
    Slowly but surely, Xbox One has clawed back to a respectable position. All of that has happened under the tutelage of Xbox head Phil Spencer. As we get...
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  • Xbox's Phil Spencer Has Thoughts on Sony Holding Back Important Exclusives From Its Subscription Service

    21 days ago - By US Gamer

    Phil Spencer says putting games on Game Pass doesn't devalue them.
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