Game Industry Figure Of The Year – Phil Spencer

As the new head of Xbox, Phil Spencer went a long way to correct the public persona of the Xbox One, and he made a lot of right decisions to benefit gamers. That's why he earns this writer's game industry figure of the year award.

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lifeisgamesok1392d ago (Edited 1392d ago )

Phil is the man. He's a gamer like us

I'm very confident that he and MS will continue to deliver amazing games with the combination of sequels and new IP's

Looking forward to 2015 and beyond for Xbox One

Naga1392d ago (Edited 1392d ago )

While I love virtually everything Phil has done to the Xbox brand as a whole, and I'm extremely optimistic for its future with him at the helm, I'm going to retain some measure of caution in my approach. At the end of the day, he's a public figure, and I'm pretty sure we have all been burned by public figures in whom we have placed too much trust from one time to another.

I like what I've seen of Phil Spencer a lot. But my trust only carries so far, and the best I'll ever muster is a healthy amount of cautious optimism. I'd recommend the same for others, irrespective of your platform of choice.

Mr Pumblechook1392d ago

Phil Spencer should be credited for getting XBO back in the game. But he should also be criticised for his anti-gamer policies which include paying to restrict content on other platforms, paying to restrict features resolution parity, and demanding parity from indie developers.

KarmaV121392d ago

Demanding parity against indie devs??
Who the hell cares about the resolution of a side scrolling arcade shooter!?? Also how do you think platforms get exclusives? Yeah, big fat checks in their name. That is the business.

christocolus1392d ago (Edited 1392d ago )

Classy Phil.....very well deserved. all i want now is a fuzion frenzy remake/sequel.

great article though.

AngelicIceDiamond1392d ago (Edited 1392d ago )

People think Phil's the savior of the X1. True, but hes also the savior of the Xbox in general.

He'll make sure there won't be a big drought of exclusives like it was on 360. And continue the game focused road.

With that said I can't wait until next years exclusives.

BattleAxe1391d ago

Phil's one of the reasons I bought an Xbox One a couple of weeks ago. This guy is going to fight to make sure that he does everything he can to make Xbox One the best place to play. Tomb Raider timed exclusivity and all of these awesome console bundles are just the start. I'm also looking forward to what his plans are regarding PC gaming.

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Tuviejacalata1392d ago

"you can't win, it's pointless to keep fighting! Why, Mr Spencer? Why do you persist?"


-the Chosen One

Septic1392d ago

Yup, I need to do some work now.

Phil Spencer is a G. He doesn't have an easy task that's for sure.

Ryan7411392d ago

Congratulations Phil, well deserved.

Godz Kastro1392d ago (Edited 1392d ago )

Congrats Phil, you are one of the main reasons I fully confide in the brand even more now than ever.

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