Microsoft has promoted Matt Booty, a leader in the Minecraft games business, as corporate vice president of Microsoft Studios, making him the top game executive reporting to his boss, Phil Spencer, executive vice president for games.
You just know this man was the king of cappin in school. On topic, it seems like MS is shaking things up and getting some type of movement with their games. This, the Fable rumor which is turning out to have some pretty credible sources as being true, plus the other rumors. Only time will tell though.
Yeah although it took them a long time I'm glad they are implementing these changes now. Now that Microsoft see's the potential of Xbox lets see what the next couple years brings us.
with a name like booty he seems to be a good fit for Sea of Thieves. zing..... (i'll see myself out)
I've been saying it for ages. Change is coming. Good change. Looking forward to see what they've got planned up there sleeve
@threefootwang MS has been saying it for ages..
Not really sure it took them a long time? I mean right from go they had Zoo Tycoon, Killer Instinct, Forza 5, Ryse: Son Of Rome and Dead Rising 3. Followed closely by Titanfall, Sunset Overdrive, Master Chief Collection, Forza Horizon 2. I mean 2017 was a lackluster year for certain, but they still managed quite the variety with Halo Wars 2, Forza 7, Cuphead, Super Lucky's Tale and PUBG. And going into 2018 with Sea Of Thieves, Crackdown 3, State of Decay 2 before E3 even comes around is a solid start.
Yeah I'm sensing some real positive moves now from Xbox. Should have been done ages ago but the dropkick to the face it got this gen from Sony really seems to have made some positive changes
So someone who pushes getting his game on every single platform it can run on is the right move for MS Studios...
Not just that, all the internal game studio heads have also vouched for this guy.
@TFJWM Minecraft was a multiplat game way before microsoft bough it. Stop talking nonsense!
@Obscure_Observer Ya your point? His expertise is making and marketing a gaas and the biggest multiplat game ever. Did he do a good job at that? Yes amazing job but this job assignment shows how important that GaaS is to MS which I am not sure how anyone can see as a good thing...
@Obscure_Observer I will ask you the same thing, your point? Minecraft is not GAAS, at least no more than any other game. Do you even know what GAAS is? I would think PS owners would be the ones worried about GAAS as the focus of Sony. It is a fact that the new SIE CEO, John Kodera, is all GAAS, 24/7. He is the father of PSNow. He was the exec that was in charge of PSMusic and PSVideo and many there online services. He has been in charge of either Sony proper or PS networking services since the 90's. Prior to his new role he is on record talking positively about the future micro transactions. Now tell us again who has an online (pay to play) services specialist actually in charge of their console company? It is definitely not the Xbox leadership.
@gangsta_red Hell yeah, definelly good news for all Xbox fans.
Now MS needs to get their (Matt) Booty in high gear and pump out the variety and quantity they so desperately need to gain mass market appeal!
Hopefully Booty gets the job done
Good Booty will always get the job done.
That pun was bad and you should feel bad 😂
I died, lol
Especially when Booty...calls
True story lol
Best buy luck to him, a strong Xbox is good for the industry.
Just like a strong booty.. you need one for when they bend you over to get all the money they can out of you for MT's and GaaS! O_O
If he went to school with this family name an is alive, he will be fine.
I vehemently disagree. As much as ninty annoys me in certain aspects I would still agree a strong ninty and of course a strong sony is good for the industry. But MS? Definitely not. When ms thought they were the top dogs what did they give you? A weak xbone with forced kinect and more importantly, forced DRM that prevented used sales. And if I need to tell you why ms having the monopoly on games and setting any price they want is a bad thing, then you should stop reading. And now every single one of there games is focused around GaaS, having recurring purchases built into the core of their exclusives. A strong xbox is very very bad for the industry.
Good luck to you Mr Booty
Congratulations Matt, please make Phil proud. I really love how MS is shaking things up and focusing on games.
How is MS shaking things up?? I agree if shaking things up in their dept by promoting and changing their employees. But games. Please dont fool yourself. Even MS is quiet about their 2017.
Shaking... Booty... Whats going on lol...
Why should MS be talking about 2017 when we're now in 2018?
@ TheUndertaker85 I'd be really impressed if MS could shake up 2017 with any 2018 announcements.
@Freddy Playground games is said to be making Fable 4. Perfect Dark (which is rumored to be made by Coalition or some other studio), an new Mech Warrior. That's excluding Halo 6 having a rather large MP and a new Forza game, well, obviously. These are all rumors of course. From past experience whenever MS has these rumors early on they usually seem to hold some weight. Remember Scalebound rumor of its cancellation? It was a sad year for MS, games wise last year.
I found you miss new booty
That’s Mr. Booty to you sir
Shaking the Booty
The dudes name is Matt Booty? Damn gods got a sense of humour alright
I know.. I'm laughing so hard at a few of these comments I'm about faint, lol
I don't know that I would consider his parents to be gods....
"Booty’s organization includes 343 Industries, The Coalition, Mojang, Rare, Turn 10 Studios, and Global Publishing. Spencer said that Booty will be in charge of expanding those operations, as Microsoft is devoting more resources to its games business." ----this is good news for the entire industry!!!!
It's been almost a decade but better late than never
So he is the replacement for shannon loftis?
Seems likely, will found out soon enough
Saw her tweets, she is head of first Party publishing. So nothing will change for her. Helen Chiang is the new Minecraft head
@NailheadGames "So he is the replacement for shannon loftis?" I hope so. I don´t like Shannon very much since i think all that she said about Crackdown 3 was lies and damage control.
Nope, he's taking Phil's old job and now answer to Phil
lol, that name tho
Let the booty jokes begin. Lol!
(Matt Booty) corporate vice president of Microsoft Studios vs (Phil Spencer, his boss) executive vice president for games ... who´s the president of Microsoft Studios or Games?! So guess who´s the president of games So guess who´s the president of Microsoft Studios Aren´t these 2 positions the same?!
headline is misleading though, Phil is still in charge of the xbox division. So saying he's in charge of "All" efforts is just incorrect.
That booty is staring at me
I used to like xbox a lot until they stopped making good exclusive games in the 360 era. I hope that this will be a positive change. Competition is always good.
Xbox is bringing home the Booty.
A little worried about the fact that he worked on Minecraft, because I don't want more Minecraft-like experiences, but I like that MS seems to be committing to a focus on more games. We'll have to see if those games are any good though. I think by next year people are going to be a little tired of Sony's third person action games the way people got sick of MS's first person shooters during the 360 era, so if they have something good in the works they have a shot of doing really well, IMO.
as a fan of Microsoft and Sony i hope this works out for Microsoft
Its hard reading "they will report to booty" childish i know
Must commend Phil Spencer, everything he's promised Xbox fans he's delivered. If only politicians were this way. He fixed the Kinect problem, Xbox Live problems, weak hardware problems and now has fixed the first party problems. Wouldn't surprise me if they've struck a deal to buy Playground Games at this point. They have the potential to be Microsoft's Naughty Dog. Such talent. This is a great move, now that gaming is seen as a part of the plan for the future at Microsoft, and Phil is the right hand man of the CEO of Microsoft, big things can happen. Seems to me that Microsoft believes more in gaming right now than at any other point in the history of Xbox.
let's see what that booty do :-D lol
If any exclusive AAA compelling games are being released from MS it won't be seen until the next gen or at the very end of the XBO lifecycle.
I don't know how many of the people here commenting on this subject are people who own an Xbox one or even plan to but there is a thing called third parties...I personally don't expect Microsoft first and second party to release more then 6 games in a generation cycle (5-6 years). Released games thus far - . Forza Motosport 5 . Forza Motosport 6 . Forza Motosport 7 . Forza horizon 2 . Forza horizon 3 . Minecraft . Killer Instinct . Quantum Break . Gears of War 4 . Halo 5 . Halo Wars 2 That's after 4 years of the console being launched. I may of missed some games. You might not like what they have released or are going to release, crackdown 3, sea of thieves, but I think they have brought more then enough games to their system, the rest is up to third party. I don't think I would buy more then 2 games a year, at least one of those are guaranteed to be third party. Make me 1 or 2 awesome games a year Microsoft and I'll be happy.
Looks like Microsoft is ushering in.... The Age of Booty. It's about time Microsoft got some Booty. If sales increase, I hope they make a public statement that Booty sells. He's a pretty big deal now. Booty is more important than eating food. More important...than drinking water. ...I like Booty.
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