In an upcoming teaser for GDC 2019, the Game Developers Conference trade show / expo which annually consists of a 5 day gathering for the game industry’s best and brightest, it has been revealed that Microsoft will bring Xbox Live to the Nintendo Switch as well as mobile platforms. This was confirmed by Microsoft who has also recently brought their voice assistant AI Cortana to Amazon’s smart speaker and smart home line of products as a downloadable Alexa skill. These two moves are significant on their own but also signal a greater long-term strategy which could change the face of Xbox gaming forever.
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Worlds Will Change…
With a full orchestra, dozens of world premieres, and world famous presenters from within the entertainment industries, The Game Awards 2018 took place in the Microsoft Theater (Los Angeles, California) and is one of the most digitally distributed products of all time and was streamed live in 4K HDR resolution as well as VR formats around the globe on more platforms than any other industry event or live awards show in history. In this article we will cover the play-by-play as well as provide coverage of the awards, world premiere announcements, game trailers, some commentary, and the full high definition replay footage of the event in case you missed the incredible ride.
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Phil Spencer has been quoted as saying that “for a long time, Xbox was like the Garage of Microsoft”. His aim to re-invent the Xbox brand has begun to take shape behind-the-scenes, but will only truly be felt during the next-generation of consoles games. It takes time to make changes at major companies, Spencer inherited a mess from Don Mattrick whose infamous DRM scandal can be largely blamed for the deficit between PS4 and Xbox One this generation. Earning back the reputation of Xbox with gamers will take time. It also takes a long time for game studios to produce new games, and that’s a big part of what Phil Spencer has been initiating, exclusives for Xbox.
Continue reading Xbox promising unlimited budget & creative freedom for first party studios
Big Boss at Xbox Phil Spencer has just announced that Microsoft will World Premiere 15 games we haven’t seen before at tomorrow’s Press Conference. It’s that time of the year again and this E3 Microsoft has much to prove. After wrapping up their rehearsal, the team is confident and beaming with pride for what they’re about to show us.
Continue reading Phil Spencer: “Excited to World Premiere 15 Games Tomorrow and Much, Much More”
Yesterday a rumor surfaced, stating that Microsoft was in talks with Konami over the acquisition of the Silent Hill franchise for “billions of dollars”. The rumor also claimed that the game was 80% complete and would be revealed at E3 as an Xbox One exclusive with a March 2016 release date.
If that sounds somewhat ridiculous and false to you, that’s because it is. Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft’s Xbox division and Microsoft Studios, went ahead and shot the rumor down on twitter, claiming he didn’t want fans to be mislead.
There you have it, straight from the horse’s mouth. Which means the future of the Silent Hill franchise is still unknown.
Via: Phil Spencer
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Games with Gold, Microsoft’s Xbox Live program debuted last summer and offers two free games a month on Xbox 360 for members with a gold subscription. Since the promotion’s release, many have felt cheated with the selection of games that have been offered so far. Well Microsoft Game Studios corporate vice president Phil Spencer addressed the fan feedback during a Q&A session at SXSW over the weekend.
“I have been sitting down, monthly now, with [the Games Gone Gold team]… and playing a more active role in picking franchises that show up in Games with Gold, and I think you’ll see at least something that feels, at least, more true to what I think Games with Gold should look like with the constraints that are there,” Phil said.
The GwG program is often compared to Sony’s PlayStation Plus promotion, which offers more games and many that are more recent. This is what he had to say on the matter.
“One of our… differences between the other system we get compared to, is the fact that with Games with Gold, you get to keep that game, regardless of whether you continue to subscribe,” Spencer said. “I think there’s some steps and some evolution of what Games with Gold or any of the other systems will go through to their full potential”
It was reported late last year that Games with Gold would be making its way on Xbox One sometime this year. When asked about it, Phil tweeted that details would be revealed soon.
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