Submitted by Lavalamp 918d ago | interview

The big interview: Phil Harrison on Xbox One, Kinect, indie games and red rings

EuroGamer: "Following the unveiling of Xbox One at Microsoft's base in Redmond earlier today, I sat down with Microsoft's corporate-vice-president-of-so mething-to-do-with-games Phil Harrison to talk Xbox One." (Phil Harrison, Xbox One)

MasFlowKiller  +   918d ago
I wonder if anyone is ever going to ask if Xbox Live will create a Paywall to access all the features?

Do I still need to Pay for Live to access Netflix, Multiplayer or even to watch my cable channels, lol?
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EVILDEAD360  +   918d ago
Great interview
Wow. I take what I said about Phil's confusing people back.

That was a great interview when you don't take it out of context.

Eurogamer played hardball and Phil gave it right back to them.

@ MasFlow

I think it was inferred in another interview that Gold will still be the same.

kenshiro100  +   918d ago
Are you THIS delusional? Seriously?
Root  +   918d ago

I know right....it's bloody hilarious

Just like that...he's forgiven despite him still coming off as confusing. He's just telling people what they want to hear because of damage control, it's his job, he's making the best out of a crappy situation to get some positive reception going.

No wonder Microsoft are the way they are with fans like that
theBAWSE  +   918d ago
Evildead dunno what hit him.. If you see him walking the streets do not approach he is dazed, confused and after the madness that is Xbox one... Dangerous !!!

The PR spin from Ms would make my mums salsa group proud!!
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Majin-vegeta  +   918d ago
Never in my life have i seen someone literally bend over for a company and accept all this BS.
EVILDEAD360  +   918d ago
'The PR spin from Ms would make my mums salsa group proud!!'

LMFAO. That was a classic. Kudos.

I simply said Phil gave a great Eurogamer interview. Which he did.

If that's all it takes to offend the usual suspects to call out names then..stay mad. lol.

rainslacker  +   918d ago
I think the interviewer asked some good questions, and good follow up ones, but Phil's responses were all PR speak. The only thing in the interview I liked that he said was about the way they're handling indie/XBLA games. The rest was just spin.
Knushwood Butt  +   918d ago
It doesn't look like Sony lost much when Harrison left.
Baka-akaB  +   918d ago
Phil is completely in full PR mode and not at all convincing me . Especially with ludicrous example such as Office 365 , when being told how horrible the Game for Windows experience is . he is obviously dancing around and avoiding .

However kudos for the interview , it's the first time in the decade i've seen someone try to ask such tough and direct questions . And truly call a company on the crap they do , right in front of their PR rep .

One glance at IGn with their silly "Xbox One's Kinect Is Legitimately Awesome " title and tone and you see the difference in professionalism
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Root  +   918d ago
It's a good interview...surprising since it comes from Eurogamer

Off topic but Phil looks like an Observer from FRINGE

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dedicatedtogamers  +   918d ago
Eurogamer gave no quarter.

I might actually start visiting their site regularly and giving them ad revenue. They actually put the screws to Phil.


Eurogamer asks "you say Kinect 2.0 is better, but you are promising the same stuff that you failed to deliver with Kinect"

Phil: "well, you see, Kinect 2.0 is better because...it is better. And since it is better, you have to realize, that it will be better"
00  +   918d ago
"Our goal is to make it really customer-centric"

what a bunch of shit

"really simple and really understandable"

clearly they are doing a very good job at that, except for people being confused.
Unicron  +   918d ago
Games locked to accounts is not customer-centric.
SexyGamerDude  +   918d ago
Phil needs to just stop talking. The more I hear from him, the more the XboxOne turns me off.
MadMen  +   918d ago
Phil is a pimp, he tried to warn SONY on the PS3 clearly said the vision was a total mess, unlike the PS1 which he was almost entirely in charge of.
thelaughingwiseman  +   918d ago
That interview was really confusing.
azshorty2003  +   918d ago
That's the point. Smoke and mirrors.
GABRIEL1030  +   918d ago
If I was the interviewer I had asking to him:

Harrison you are a Sony's spy?

Talk about us of your infiltrator career in the Helghan Army?

How can only a man destroy an entire Xbox division, COD black Ops inspired you?
colonel179  +   918d ago
Ok I understand that the game is installed in your HDD and in order to play that game (from your HDD) you need to be signed on. So that is pretty simple. It's like when I buy a song from iTunes, and I want to download it again, I obviously have to bee signed in. That's that.

but the BIG question I have is: Why require ALL games to be installed on the Hard Drive?! Will we even be able to play them without having the disc inside? Otherwise, what is the purpose?

Didn't MS learn from the PS3 that EVERYBODY complained and HATED that games had to be installed (which was only a portion) and all the complaining about how MGS4 would use all the HDD space to even begin playing? So now they go and require ALL games to be installed first for us to begin to play?

I'm really confused as to why they would decide to do that
uuaschbaer  +   918d ago
So that people get used to not handling discs and therefore won't freak out when discs get abolished entirely next-next generation. Then MS and Sony can force you to rebuy your games over and over and over again. (Maybe)
IG-88  +   918d ago
I think that MS really wanted to go disk free and I still think that they will have a disk free version of the Xbox One before the Xbox Two. and why would MS and Sony wait until then to resell us games when they can come out with Super HD remakes of games that were already HD remade.
jdiggitty  +   918d ago
What he's saying about the way we use discs is absolute bullshit. Sure, I can lend my copy of Skyrim to my brother and we won't be playing at the same time, but he won't be PAYING ANOTHER $60 TO PLAY IT EITHER!
Skate-AK  +   918d ago
Your brother could play the game on his console as long as he is signed into your account. Still a very dumb idea though.
maniacmayhem  +   918d ago
Great spin about blocked used games Phil but all what you said is absolute BULL$@*&.

It is in no way the way you described it. It baffles me as to why MS did this, yes I can see the value of going from one app to any game instantly but at the cost of blocking used games. No Thanks!

I would gladly go from any app/TV to any one game that happens to be currently in the console or any digitally downloaded game. In fact this is what the feature should have been from the get go.

HA! Just read Jdiggity's comment...right on!
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XabiDaChosenOne  +   918d ago
All this PR spin off the used games discussion is making my head hurt, can someone dumb it down for me. I smell the bullsh*t coming from Phils mouth but I can't really wrap my head around his explanation of it.
rainslacker  +   918d ago
You'll be able to play the game on one console at a time, and any account associated with that console will be able to play the installed game(like family accounts).

You can take the game to a friends house and play it, but only if you log onto the account that the game was originally installed on(ie your account back home).

If you let the friend keep the disc, and he decides to play it on his account, he will have to buy the game.

If you want to trade it in, there is apparently a way to deactivate the game to be able to do so. What happens after that is still unknown.

This is the biggest question. Does this mean that once deactivated you can simply sell it like a normal used game now and not play the game anymore. Or does it mean the next person has to pay an activation fee...yet you still can't play the game. Or will this activation fee be lessened when trading in the game. Apparently they've thought about this, and we'll hear something "soon". We may have heard about it today, if the reception hadn't of been so negative, but I wouldn't be surprised if they have to go rethink how they want to present this.
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