Phil Spencer: Fall 2015 Will Be "Crazy" for Xbox One; This Holiday Season a "Good Time to Compete"

Phil Spencer had something to share about the next holiday season and about this coming one, saying that the next will be crazy, while this one is a good time for Xbox One to compete.

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gameon19851325d ago

I've been telling people the only reason Microsoft wasn't pumping out game after game for 360 didn't towards the end of last gen was because they were producing games for there next console, and well... the proof is in the pudding.

nucky641325d ago

hold on a sec.........are you telling me Microsoft will be offering FREE pudding with an xbox1 purchase!!!!???...........wher e do I sign up!

bouzebbal1325d ago

always good with some good words to reassure x1 owners about what's coming..
PS4's 2015 is looking amazing in many ways

nicksetzer11325d ago

Tomb raider, quantum, halo 5, and my bet is a gears collection. Pretty awesome lineup, my wallet is already crying a year ahead of time.

amiga-man1325d ago (Edited 1325d ago )

"gameon1985 I've been telling people the only reason Microsoft wasn't pumping out game after game for 360 didn't towards the end of last gen was because they were producing games for there next console"

I don't doubt it, it is typical MS make an initial splash for the launch of the xone by drying up 360 support after which the games will dry up and they will rely more and more on third party, just like the 360.

When it comes to first party MS cannot compete with Sony even third party games the advantage lies with the PS4, 2015 will see Sony flex it's first party muscles and there is not a lot MS can respond with.

nicksetzer11325d ago (Edited 1325d ago )

@amiga how is it a trend or "typical?" Their first console had plenty of titles, (including many at the end) here are just a few:

- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (also on PC)
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords
- Halo: Combat Evolved
- Halo 2
- Fable
- Jade Empire
- Sid Meier's Pirates (Also on PC)
- The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay (Again, also on PC)
- Ninja Gaiden
- Ninja Gaiden Black
- Project Gotham Racing
- Project Gotham Racing 2
- Forza Motorsport
- Panzer Dragoon Orta
- The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
- Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge
- Doom 3 (PC too)
- Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath
- Moto GP
- Moto GP 2
- Far Cry Instincts
- Unreal Championship
- Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict
- Jet Set Radio Future
- Dead or Alive 3
- Deus Ex: Invisible War
- Steel Battalion
- Amped
- Amped 2
- Otogi: Myth of Demons
- Otogi 2: Immortal Warriors
- Shenmue II
- Outrun 2

Even the early 360 lineup was AMAZING. The only reason it is any different for the end of the 360 run is because the leadership that was in place, plain and simple.

mikeslemonade1325d ago

"Perception is reality"

Microsoft won't be able to overcome the fact the PS4 has superior multiplatform games. Sony has the mindshare. And it's hard to beat that when you are MS right now.

amiga-man1325d ago (Edited 1325d ago )

nicksetzer1, of course the original console had support but compared to the PS2 it wasn't even in the same league and was dropped like a stone by MS

The 360 had a years headstart and of course MS made an initial splash, people bought into it it and to be fair there was a lot of reasons for gamers to do so, in the end however they were left to wither on the vine for the final 3 years as what first party support MS had was focused towards the xone.

Unfortunately the xone has none of the advantages the 360 had, no years headstart, poorer specs and nowhere near the first party support the The PS4 has.

Next year belongs to Sony and there is nothing MS can do about that.

@Tomb raider, quantum, halo 5, and my bet is a gears collection,

just about sums MS up Tomb raider a timed exclusive, Halo AGAIN and a Gears collection, I certainly wouldn't call that awesome.

nicksetzer11325d ago (Edited 1325d ago )

@amiga well that's the great part about opinions, you can think what you want. I don't care who your prefer, I was just giving actual facts to contrast with your false claims to support your fanboy propositions.

Also, it is ironic, because MS has sunset, ryse, ori, quantum, titanfall and scalebound as new IP (not to mention unannounced) and crackdown, dr3, phantom dust, killer instinct are far from overdone on 360. So are you saying that halo and gears of war should just not exist despite plenty of other games? Really you are just fluffing up your bias with misleading statements based on nothing.

You keep giving your opinions as if they are fact, when in reality, they are just that, opinions. If you really think of yourself that highly, well that's sad.

I think your overestimation of what a vote on here actually represent has somehow allowed you to dispose of reality. You seem to think that because making irrational and fanatical statements gets you "agrees" that your opinions are somehow the only one to have. Sadly, there are many more just like you.

Luckily for most people, we can appreciate others opinions and preferences without having to tout our own as some religion.

@ultimate so ryse and dr3 were going to be multiplat? Ryse originally was a kinect game and DR3 was published by MS. (Aka would have been made otherwise) cool facts you have there.

Also you do realize that a LARGE majority of PS titles came from studios that Sony paid to make games right? Just like gears. Some great examples are naughtydog, evo, guerilla, etc. In fact most of the amazing first party studios Sony has were bought out. Why is it onpy bad when MS does it?

When you wear blinders and pretebd things only work one way it does make it easy to hold one company to the same standard you ignore for another.

Mr Pumblechook1325d ago

This man knows how to play the PR game.

UltimateMaster1325d ago (Edited 1325d ago )

"I've been telling people the only reason Microsoft wasn't pumping out game after game for 360 didn't towards the end of last gen was because they were producing games for there next console, and well... the proof is in the pudding."

Like Ryse Son of Rome and Dead Rising 3 that were both planned to not only be 7th gen games, but multi-platform games PS3 and Xbox 360?

They didn't had any games because they haven't made any significant exclusives game series internally (MS Studios) since the original Xbox.

Just look at the 7th Gen:
-Ninja Gaiden + NG Black = Ninja Gaiden Sigma for PS3, with add-on.
-Mass Effect series, on PS3 with the original and all the DLC included
-Bioshock, came free with Infite on PS3
- The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay, came bundled free with Assault on Dark Athena on PS3.

The same thing here this gen, both Dead Rising 3 and Ryse son of Rome have PC releases, possibly PS4 release as well.
-Rise of the Tomb Raider, another timed-exclusive game.
They don't have the capacity to make a game as great as Uncharted, so they bough the only possible contender, Phil said so himself in his own words.

Gears of War was bough from Epic, not created by Microsoft themselves.
It's not that Phil nor the Xbox brand don't want to make their own exclusives, it's Microsoft's share-holders who wants nothing to do with the Xbox brand nor gaming.

amiga-man1325d ago (Edited 1325d ago )

@nicksetzer1: Also, it is ironic, because MS has sunset, ryse, ori, quantum, titanfall and scalebound as new IP

Great you have just run off a list of games some of which are on PC most of those Ip's are not even owned by MS (except maybe Qunatum?) Sunset 2, Ryse, Titanfall are all bound to see their sequels at least considered if not guranteed to be on the PS4 because of the way the PS4 is dominating sales.

Live in your made up world, I'll stick to facts an undeniable one is the PS4 is set to dominate this gen and another gears is not going to change that.

tbone5671325d ago

So glad I chose Xbox One.

radler1325d ago

Yeah, the XB1 is probably gonna have a really strong lineup between Halo 5, Forza 6, Quantum Break, Tomb Raider and Crackdown etc.

It will be interesting to see what Sony has for the 2015 holiday season because so far it's just Uncharted 4.

MazzingerZ1324d ago (Edited 1324d ago )

Sounds great but kind of turn off to talk about that right now...It's a year left to preparing for the X-defeat saleswise

SONY is releasing before that, what we know, The Order, a new MLB The Show, Bloodborne...and best version of MP...E3 will probably blow us away...MM, SSN, QD

Azzanation1324d ago


Sony already released afew 1st party games on the PS4 and none of them were received well, apart from 1. Lets do a list of 1st party games Sony have released and compare.

Killzone SF (73)
Infamous SS (80)
Knack (54)
Drive Club (71) Broken
Infamous Last Light (73)
Killzone SF Intercept (72)

Now all these games and expansions came from 1st party studios from Sony and look at there reviews. There's nothing specials about those games, Sony have some good ones coming like God Of War and Uncharted but so does MS and Nintendo.

Halo, Zelda, Gears, Smash all do better then Sonys best games on all fronts. You can hold onto Sony having the best 1st party games all you want, they clearly have not proven that this gen. PS4 might have slightly more pixels on there 3rd party games but how does that convince me on buying a PS4 when I have a $2k gaming rig sitting in front of me which outperforms the PS4 but miles?

PS4's best game is Destiny which is also available on the X1 and they look identical and Live has a lot less downtimes then PSN.

trouble_bubble1324d ago (Edited 1324d ago )

Better than Sony's best on all fronts? Umm, the latest Zelda, skyward sword, only sold 3.78 million according to vgchartz. Super smash bros 2014 only moved 2.7million.

Uncharted 3 sold more and rated higher than gears 3 head2head, as did GOW: Ascension next to GeOW: Judgment. Heck, uncharted 2 rated higher than all of them. The last of us did too, critically and in sales.

Reminder: Halo 4 had an 87% meta score. Smash Bros 3DS scored less than that. Sony surpassed that score with MLB:the show for a few years in a row, and that's first party too. Same with their two LBP games. Throw in GT which outsold all of the above, and I'm left scratching my head at your revisionist history

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Mechanism1325d ago (Edited 1325d ago )

No offence, but is that meant to be a good thing? 3 years dry as a bone towards the end of the lifecycle of the 360, just to get some games for the XBone, which is worth nothing that it is still less exclusives than it's competitors..

Enjoy the lifecycle of this console if history is anything to go by.

DJustinUNCHAIND1325d ago

I'm enjoying new games on my Xbox while you're still waiting for greatness.

Word on the street, greatness will arrive in firmware 3.0.

shloobmm31325d ago

The life of the 36o already lasted 4 years too long.

OpieWinston1325d ago

If you expected 360 support to be super strong when X1 launched you're clearly delusional.

The fact that...
Forza Horizon 2
Max: The Curse of Brotherhood
Ori and the Blind Forest
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Zoo Tycoon

All have 360 versions is something you should be happy about. Instead you whine and pretend like more games should be held back by last gen consoles.

No thanks... MS will be discontinuing most of their AAA support after 2015 and get used to it kid.

xxLuckyStrike1324d ago

@ djustinunchaind,

lol your comment is greatness but you were supposed to keep em waiting

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TheWatercooler1325d ago (Edited 1325d ago )

All Microsoft care about is sales. This is evident by the fact they lump what few exclusives they have into the last couple of months of the year for Christmas. It's only for maximum sales. Meanwhile Sony provide regular exclusives throughout the year.

Also whatever exclusives Microsoft has. They have to go up against Uncharted 4 next holiday. Game over.

Sony don't just care about sales. They also care about the consumer. They release games in summer when no other company dares to.

They have an exclusive in feb and an exclusive in March. What do ms have for the first 6 months of 2015?

Still waiting for greatness?

Main Playstation exclusives this year. Infamous, Last of us remaster, Driveclub, LBP3.

Main xbox exclusives. FH2, MCC, Sunset overdrive. Sony beats them in number of main exclusives and if you include all the smaller titles they beat them in that category also.

@smoothninja. No i'm not saying sony cares because of the exclusives they are releasing next year. It has been generally accepted for a while now that Sony's playstation division is more open and consumer friendly than the PR soaked spin of Xbox

Sm00thNinja1325d ago

DUMBEST COMMENT I've read in awhile! All any corporation cares about is sales! You honestly think Nintendo and Sony care about your feelings??? Lmao hahahaha

SuperLupe1325d ago

You had a HD remaster of a game that came out less than 2 years ago in the middle of the year thats about it ... Regular you say ?

bleedsoe9mm1325d ago

thats all sony cares about as well , as they should , its their job to make the most money they can . if sony didn't care about money , driveclub would have got a public alpha , beta then delayed if it still didn't work .

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SoapShoes1325d ago (Edited 1325d ago )

@SuperLupe -I agree that they all care about how much they sell but how they get sells is by doing their best to please the consumer. They aren't perfect but Microsoft has treated their customers pretty poorly in the past more-so than Sony or Nintendo.

As for PS4 there were a number of games that came out throughout the year that were not on Xbox One. Final Fantasy 14, MLB The Show, Dynasty Warriors 8 Extreme Legends, Samurai Warriors 4, TLOU, Bound by Flame, MotoGP 14, MXGP 14, Air Conflicts Vietnam, and inFAMOUS First Light. Plus F2P and indie games such as War Thunder. Yeah it's not an out of this world list but that entire time Xbox One had no exclusives released and now everyone's acting like it has had such a great year when its been dry the majority of it. I will, however, be enjoying Sunset on my roommate's X1.

CYCLEGAMER1325d ago (Edited 1325d ago )

Sorry man....this is just sad...I actually feel bad for people like you who think that ANY of these companies actually "care" about you.

Here is some advice, gaming aside, this is a lesson in life.

NO COMPANY cares about YOU!! It is and will always be about the dollar. Some are better at MARKETING, their product than others, but it will ALWAYS be about making money. Companies will use marketing slogans like "for the player" to make you FEEL like they care about you so that you get emotionally invested to spend your money on their product.

Take that little advice and apply it...PLEASE!

Ps4andxb11325d ago

I have a ps4 and an xb1 and i love them both, but you need a serious reality check.

Coorps are there to give you a product you enjoy so that you will give them your money.

There is no part of that process where the bosses care for the indiviual consumer or the consumer cares for the bosses.

It is a relationship based on mutuality.

Nothing else.

Gamer7771325d ago

Give up already. We know you hate Microsoft and your drone PR attempts don't make Sony Care about you. Your trolling makes real Sony fans look bad.

Kiwi661325d ago

Yeah sony care so much about the consumer that they postponed the ps+ version of dc despite talking it up since its initial reveal which shows how much they care

VegasDawg1325d ago

I feel dumber reading your post.

halfblackcanadian1325d ago

RE: Uncharted 4 - That's why Square and MS signed Tomb Raider as exclusive. Given the choice Sony fans wouldn't buy it over U4 and it gives MS a direct competitor in the genre
RE: Consumer Love - Sony is LOVING the fact that PS4 is doing so well, because the rest of the company sure as hell isn't. They need PlayStation money to stay afloat.
RE: Greatness - a re-release of a 2 year old (now) game and a racer that frankly isn't working for a lot of people. MS has Spark to combat LBP3. Infamous is good times though.
RE: Customer relations - Say what you will but the preview program on Xbox One is all about consumer feedback and the recent PS4 firmware update is messing around with consoles (sleep mode) which could be avoided by doing the same thing. The whole article you're posting under is from a man who consistently responds to feedback to grow the brand and better the console.

tgunzz1325d ago

@watercooler, that was a tough read... I hope you were poking fun throughout your comment, and really don't think any company (yes this includes ms/sony/nintendo) care about you or anyone else. They don't care about their own employees... hell, the company that you work for don't even care about you (it's a money making business).... This was a little too heart felt to say game on. just get better.

Ausbo1325d ago

Newsflash dude. Halo is bigger than uncharted. So no uncharted is not the biggest game of 2015

BitbyDeath1325d ago

Sony converting MS from charging for just an online service to offering free games for that same money is a huge win for consumers.

Sure`they're all in it for the money but Sony generally try win consumers over (and therefore get more money) by treating the customers better.

Kingdomcome2471325d ago

I'm pretty sure that Halo 5 can more than hold it's own against Uncharted 4 on the sales front.

DougLord1325d ago

Sony apparently doesn't care about Profits or staying alive as a company.

Ohh and wasn't Titan Fall in the middle of the year?

Titanfall, FH2, SSOD, MCC - best exclusive line up by FAR.

Max-Zorin1325d ago

I bet you get reported frequently on PSN.

Bossmon1325d ago (Edited 1325d ago )

What a dumb comment, every company wants sales...I love when people bring up the last of us like it's something new.... remember at the end of the day IT'S A PS3 game.... And i [email protected] you are still waiting for greatness driveclub is broken, the psn is down almost every week, and you have to be honest 2014 was a extremely boring year for playstation..... And one of the reasons Sony's pr is so opened I'd cause that's all they have left.... Everything else made by Sony is losing money

Condemnedman1325d ago

Sony cares about sales fool because they need it as do any company. They are not your friend or buddy so get over it.

XanderZane1325d ago

Sony cares more about sales and money, then they do their customers. They care about the customer wallets and how fast they can pull they out to buy anything with a Sony logo on it. Why do you think they started charging for playing multiplayer games online? They saw how much millions M$ had been making since the original XBox and was like, "Hell, why didn't we start charging with the PS2?" Especially after they were losing billions because of the PS2, PS3, HDTV and laptop divisions. If they had charged a fee to begin with, their loses would have been a lot less. Now M$ have used all the XBL money to get over 300K dedicated servers and HighTech Cloud servers for their games and gamers. Meantime PSN is bouncing up and down every week like a Yo-yo. Why do you think Sony is still charging $4.99 to rent a PS3 game on PSNow for 8 hours? Is that because they love their fanbase? Why aren't they announcing a yearly or monthly fee instead? They said they are looking into it, but they won't do it anytime soon, that's for sure. It's all about the money. Then they release the Firmware 2.0 update that gimps 1000's of gamers systems and all Sony keeps telling them to do is reinstall the update patch, which doesn't fix the problem. They still haven't announced a fix yet.

ziggurcat1324d ago


"Sony cares more about sales and money, then they do their customers."

... and MS doesn't care about sales, and money?

do you honestly think that MS changed their mind on just about every single policy they put in place because they cared about their customers?

DOMination-1324d ago

Maybe Sony should care more a out sales though because then they might not go bankrupt

dreamed1324d ago

All just your opinion,but you say it like fact???....just reeks of fanboy imo.

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SoapShoes1325d ago

That's probably true(since many of the launch exclusives were originally 360 games) but as already stated above that isn't exactly a good thing. This is my main beef with Microsoft, the end of their generation always leaves something to be desired. The original Xbox left the race way too early, completely discontinued it and all games being made for it. The 360 was dry as a bone for a few years before the X1 launched as well.

Nintendo is this way too but Sony and Sega always have had great support on their systems long after the majority have moved on. PS2 had GOW2 and Persona 4 after PS3 came out. PS3 getting GT6, Beyond, Persona 5(now cross gen but not originally), and Tales of Zestiria after PS4 launched. Sega's Dreamcast continued getting consistent games a year after the system had been discontinued. Genesis was getting games into 1998.

Gamer7771325d ago

No Don Mattrick cut back the exclusive to only the heavy hitters and ignored other MS IPs

Letthewookiewin1325d ago (Edited 1325d ago )

Its already to late. Sony has run away with this gen. X1 will be fine. X1 only has two games that have peaked my interest and thats Sunset and MCC. So this "PS4 has no games", is rediculous.

f50liv_imposter11325d ago

right now the xbox one only has 2 real exclusives. forza 5 and sunset overdrive. forza horizon 2 is already on 360 aswell as titanfall which is also on pc. dead rising is on pc ryse is on pc and plant vs zombies is on ps4. and they say the ps4 has no games lol

Majin-vegeta1325d ago

Did you even reread what you typed before submitting that comment?

mark3214uk1325d ago

what did ppl expect him to say? lol

we have no games coming in 2015,we have games but all will be 900p?

of course hes going to say good things he wants you to go buy a x1 :)

XanderZane1325d ago

Hhmm.. Phil Spencer isn't a big spinner like Sony. When he said all they would be showing at the E3 are games, that's exactly what they showed. He even said that the DX12 update for the XB1 isn't going to make a huge difference. Does that sound like a guy who's lying? He's right about DX12. By itself, it won't do much. I honestly don't think he's lying about next year. I'm sure they have games that were being worked on since 2012-2013. Next year is going to be fun.

rottencheese1325d ago

Because their "next system" lacked first party support,
I can see there being initial boost, but it will die out in 2=3 years. Just like the previous generations

CaptainObvious8781325d ago

So is Phil saying next year is going to be a lot like this year? Basically through out the year barely release anything and then push it all out at the holidays?

I find it funny how people forget there's a whole other 10 months to the year. If sony followed ms's approach they could have easily blown ms out of the water 2 fold for the holidays.

Even the media conveniently forgets this.

XanderZane1325d ago

Well, you know that and I know that, but biased fanboys will find out for themselves next year when Microsoft shows off those 28 exclusive games. I'm pretty sure they have a few 3rd party studios making some exclusive games for them as well. But..but.. M$ doesn't have many studios. lol!! S#$%, I better start putting some money away now. Between what M$ is bring and what Sony is bringing out next year, I'm going to need at least a grand or more for all the games I'm going to be buying.

darren_poolies1325d ago

So whilst PS3 owners were getting games like The Last of Us, 360 gamers were getting nothing so that they could have stuff like the Master Chief Collection on the X1? Wow 360 owners got screwed.

JMyers1325d ago

MS didn't just not produce games at the end of the 360 era, they didn't in the whole life cycle. They instead focused on buying content first, exclusive add ons and advertising deals.

For the X1 what has been produced by first party studios except Forza? Again it's buying 2 and 3rd parties. This is their business model.

geddesmond1324d ago

Fall 2015 will be crazy but what about first half of 2015??

jznrpg1324d ago (Edited 1324d ago )

There hasn't been much for Xbox 360 for a few years at least , they don't support it at the end because they lose more money , they rely in CoD and other shooters to sell consoles .nThey will support the one in the beginning with a few new IPs and then back to rinse repeat and CoD is better on Xbox ads, same as last gen. Too bad because there were some good games in the beginning of 360 , they just don't follow through , because those games don't produce Halo or CoD numbers .

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Ashunderfire861325d ago (Edited 1325d ago )

Yes Sony and Microsoft releasing their big guns for next fall! I already have my games to get list for that year. Uncharted 4, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Halo 5, The Division, and Quantum Break 2015 for me!

OB1Biker1325d ago

Will need work extra hours for me.. February Bloodborne, The Order 1886 and the Witcher to begin the year with :/
Im seriously worried

Legion211325d ago

No Witcher 3 or Batman?

neocores1325d ago

Game of the Year 2015 Uncharted 4

True_Samurai1325d ago (Edited 1325d ago )

lol along with big contenders
Halo 5
Quantum Break
Witcher 3

Remedy's game is gonna be a heavy hitter in 2015

nthstew1325d ago (Edited 1325d ago )

Quantum break sorry I think bloodborne will be goty

SonofGod1325d ago

I'm a bit skeptical about QB. From what I've seen i'm afraid the gameplay can be a bit boring.

But Remedy has never made a bad game before though

christocolus1325d ago (Edited 1325d ago )

@True samurai

I guess E3 is going to be AMAZING next year. I think i also remember Shinobi saying something about MS 2015 holliday line up,i really cant wait to see what the big boys(Rare, lionhead ,turn10, lift, BT etc)and the other new studios are working on,really happy to see Nadella fully committed to xbox, that means MS will keep investing in the hardware, online and AA exclusives.

Some of my most anticipated games for next year

Fable legends
Tomb Raider
And hopefully phantum dust& scalebound.

DoctorXpro1325d ago

@nthstew hey scum do you think bloodborn will beat MGS5 for GOTY? Think again brainless.