Head of Xbox Phil Spencer talked with pride of his first party teams after yesterday's showcase, while also commending those of Sony.
Phil Spencer is truly amazing, I can't help but wonder where Xbox One would be if he had been in charge of the project from the beginning
I absolutely agree. If it were for him to control things from the beginning. Xbone would have been right on the side on PS4 on the sales charts right now.
Jeez, Phil didn't make those choices on his own...the main MS branch did to turn the division around after the shit storm Even if Don managed to hold onto his job he would have done the same things Phil has been doing. So basically if Microsoft in general didn't try to do all those changes from the start they could have been on the right side of the PS4 in the sales charts right now I'm not saying he hasn't done anything but people are giving him far too much credit when it's MS in general
these kids.. i tell you. Phil was just here to make sure he turns around the ship which the previous management had set course to different location. if Phil was there from the beginning, you all would have burnt him on stakes already because the heads of MS made those previous decisions and Phil would have been a scape goat just like Don. Xbone would not have sold as much as PS4. just look at the previous generation... i'll have to bullet point it because they can't understand full sentences. PS3 was: - costlier - multiplats were not on par for the some games - came out one year later Still beat 360 at the end. This gen PS4 is: - same price (or 50 dollars expensive) - better multiplat support - came out around the same time - evidently more powerful than X1
@Fox "Even if Don managed to hold onto his job he would have done the same things Phil has been doing." So your saying Don Mattrick's long term plan with Xbox would be to focus on 1st party? Lol no. The guy didn't wanna utilize BC on X1. Why not take advantage of ALL of the consoles capabilities? Tried pushing Tv and apps first. Kinect gaming would still be a thing, and probably still packed with X1's till this day. The 360 would get shut off next year forcing every 360 owner to switch to X1 against their will. Don would be giving us games obviously the man isn't that crazy. But Don at the end of the day, wouldn't have done the same thing as Phil.
@AngelicIceDiamond You actually think it was Dons plan to do all those changes to the Xbox One...LOL He would not be in charge of things like that, it was Microsoft in general and what they wanted for the entire Microsoft brand. Dons job was to sell it to us and manage these changes Microsoft wanted. Don was pretty much thrown under the bus when we all rejected them and my point is if he kept his job by some miracle he would have done the same things as Phil because Microsoft needed to turn the brand around after the backlash Phil was chosen though because he was the only one gamers trusted as he wasn't a suit. Under normal circumstances he would have never become the head of Xbox, at least this soon working there. Microsoft works as a proper bussiness, they don't let their divisions do what ever they want. They get told the changes and they approve, reject or change them. They lay out what they want and it's Dons/Phils job to manage their division by putting that plan forward You can't give Don all the blame, like how you can'y give Phil all the credit All this is bussiness 101
Do you really believe that? You believe that a product that sells in 42 Countries would sell the same as a product in 124 Countries?
@Foehammer Holy s***, You guys still playing "Countries" card ?! Alright, that's explain why Ps4 is outselling Xbox in the Countries they are both in ....oh wait. Xbox360 got the drop on Ps3 in early years only because Ps3 come out a year later and was way more expansive and on top of that had worse multiplat games. This gen is very very ...very different Ps4 come out around the same time as xbox one but with the best hardware and best versions of multiplat games.
MS would probably have more first party franchises by now. Better late than never though. It's inmpressive how he has changed the image of the company in such a short amount of time.
Neither company can afford to slack off, that's for sure!
That's the best thing about competition.
He should. I'm proud of them too. :)
Are you a Microsoft executive? Why are you proud? Lol.
Lol. You cant blame me now,can you? The gamescom demos were pretty cool.I'm mighty impressed with what the studios showed and if gamers are impressed then Phil should definitely be proud of the teams.
Same reason why Sony and Nintendo fans are proud of the ppl behind their machines.
Spencer is the best thing that ever happened to the Xbox division. First E3 and now Gamescom, Microsoft is winning hearts all the way because of all the hard work that he is doing. This statement along proves how much of professional he is in his field. Sony would bash Xbox if they were at Gamescom winning audience instead of Microsoft. But here he is, keeping the competition healthy. And yes, this is coming from a Sony fanboy, one who has owned all variants of PlayStation consoles.
I agree, I think they are doing very well now. The breadth of exclusive first party Xbox games continues to grow and is making me consider picking the XBO up sometime soon. I'll still wait for Tomb Raider on my PS4, but there are still some great exclusives coming that I won't be able to get anywhere else. Also, it's nice to see that he really cares about games and the industry as a whole. Exactly what Microsoft needed.
An honor from Head of Microsoft. Well said, Phil Spencer. This is coming from Playstation Fan.
i have been a ps4 gamer, but recently picked up an xbox one to sit next to it. there is NO chance im missing out on those MS exclusives this year!(all pre-ordered , starting with gears!)
I have both system too, can't wait for gears remaster and until dawn comes out this month :)
Sony having lots of first party games goes without saying ;)
True, although both Sony and Microsoft slacked so far in terms of first party output. 2016 will finally change everything with great exclusives on both platforms
I'm mainly curious to see the next God of War by Sony Santa Monica.
For all the backlash & negative press MS suffered from the introduction for the Xbox One until now, Phil has done a damn good job. All Games with Gold 360 games will now be BC to Xbox One was a surprise to me. Concentration for 1st-party and moving away from 3rd-party deals was also a logical move. And now getting free 360 games with new releases was a good move also. People wanted games and MS is delivering. All thanks to Phil.
he certainly pulled some "Wag the Dog" magic here.
The gaffer has done a very good job at Xbox himself!
I'm glad Phil is in Charge
This guy talks too much.
Well.The guy who happens to be the head of Xbox is at a gaming event, he just finished heading an Xbox briefing and you expect him to lock himself up in a room and avoid journalists and fans? o_O?
He talks just as much when he isn't.
People complain too much. When there was little communication, they complained about that...Now it's too much?
I Agree with him. Both Microsoft and Sony have great first party studios and great franchises. If only every one would accept that.
How you have any disagrees is completely beyond me. I own both consoles, and am excited for 2016 because I get the best of both worlds. All these fanboys are either to poor to own both or they're not real gamers. Come on PS guys you know Xbox One has some killer games lined up for 2016. And Xbox One owners, you really wouldn't love to get your hands on Horizon or Uncharted? Great games on both platforms is a fact.
I only own a PS4 but even I am able to say that the XB1 has some pretty nice games coming. I might not be into those types of games but I know that they will be enjoyed by a ton of gamers.
I have a PS4, but I'm definitely getting an Xbox One too next year.
I wish most ppl saw the gaming industry from his POV. Its just games, no reason to debate on who's hardware is better (PS4 or Xbox one).
Its been that way for years. I see people debating on which lineup is better more than the differences in hardware.
@Killerresistance Agreed bro. bubs up.
Phil Spencer is a class act. Always has time for the fans on Twitter, and does his best to bring value and what we ask for (Like backwards compatibility for free). Can't say enough good things about his vision for Xbox.
Phil Spencer should be proud, with the cleanup he has mangaged. We are proud. A competitive gaming market is good for all gamers. For most of us who always own multiple consoles, its only about the games, features, not the plastic boxes that plays them.
Nice to see the executives being respectful of their competition. If only the fans that defend them followed suit.
I never thought there was anything wrong in the past with regards to how Sony, Nintedo, and MS competed. You don't have to praise or detract from your competitors efforts. Phil goes about the task of focusing on his program with the Xbox One, but not having blinders on with regards to Sony's PS4. If we have all really been paying attention. MS turn around happened right after the Xbox One reveal in May 2013. They stated that E3 2013 would be all about games, and they followed up with a great Xbox One launch that had some really good first gen games. Forza 5 Ryse Killer Instinct Dead Rising Phil followed up with some really good conferences in 2014 and another good line-up for the winter of 2014. Now after E3 2015, a great GamesCom. The mantra of saying they were investing over a Billion dollars in gaming for the Xbox One is really hitting it's stride now that we see what the games are going into 2016. Phil has been riding the wave of establishing Xbox One's own viability. So it's pretty good to see him acknowledge Sony for theirs. It's good to be a gamer no matter the console you own, or will own.
Well said, sir. Bubbles Up! ;)
phil and every gaming studio that was on the show are amazing , best conference I've seen in years
ok .... coz of all this .. i will get a phil spencer tattoo right on me kisser... WINNING!!!.. xD
I´m happy to say that right now, i trully belive Phil Spencer managed to clean ALL of Don´s Mess! It´s a brand new day on Xbox Division and it's a brilliant time to be an Xbox Gamer. Congrats Phil and Xbox Team! ;)
Phil Spencer is amazing for Xbox. As long as he's the head of the team, I will be a huge fan for MS. Someone this connected with the gaming community is extremely rare, and his connection to us gamers is only one of too many reasons why the Xbox brand has managed to win me over. I used to hate Xbox One when it was first announced and never thought I would buy it, but today I pre-ordered my second Xbox One, the Halo limited edition console. My excitement is so dangerous that I won't sleep well tonight. This generation will be great, all thanks to Spencer and Team Xbox!
Good job Phil, thanks for supporting our beloved console! I keep saying Ill buy my Xbox One this November...
If you look at the new Quantum Trailer video, it's as if Remedy have borrowed some of the colour palette from the Uncharted 4 video. Making Rise of the Tomb Raider an exclusive for a year is a master move by Microsoft. With Sea of thieves too, Phil Spencer is clearly committed to supporting studios making adventure games that are either gritty or colourful. The PS4 will most likely still sell more this generation but it's not necessarily the console that sells most that makes the most profit as Xbox Live fees since 2002 will confirm.
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