Phil Spencer Wants to be Competitive at E3: “Bar Will Be High;” Doesn’t Want Show to be About Him

Microsoft’s Xbox Division Head Honcho Phil Spencer just landed in Los Angeles for E3, and he’s sharpening his fangs for Monday’s battle of the conferences. While he has expressed respect for the competition multiple times, he definitely wants to be competitive himself, even if he wants the show to be about content, not about him.

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I'm happy to hear this, competitive is a good factor to drive them to show their best, i expect a great E3 coming on our way!

I watched E3 every year and i have never been this excited, 2 more days!

AngelicIceDiamond2502d ago

"Want to have a good E3. I expect good E3 from the other consoles, I want us to be competitive. The bar will be high."

Not only will the bar be high for E3 but sounds like Phil is moving that goal post to.

E3 Team Xbox.

snookiegamer2502d ago

Really enjoyed Xbox E3 2013, tons of games and concepts that are now closer to realization. Quantum Break has me peeping over the fence ;)

georgeenoob2502d ago (Edited 2502d ago )

Make way for the Xboss of E3. I can guarantee that despite the hype going into E3, the surprises will make heads explode.

raymantalk12502d ago

i have watched E3 since it started and since MS have entered the scene they have said same crap every year and every year they disappoint all they ever show is cutscene's halo anyone why can they not show actual game play who cares about cutscenes surely anyone with a brain wants to see the actual game being played.

MeliMel2502d ago

I'm assuming your not watching then,seeing as it is always same crap.

Im gonna track you, just incase MS E3 is great and you change your mind.

raymantalk12501d ago (Edited 2501d ago )


every year they show yet another halo but no game play that is what i mean and all you hear on this site is wow it looks awsome when there is no game play how can you say something looks awsome without seeing it played ?

and i expect the same this E3 i hope i am wrong but chances are i will be right

XiSasukeUchiha2502d ago

E3 2014-The year of games, and nothing but games and things that are related to games:)

iamnsuperman2502d ago (Edited 2502d ago )

Correction: E3 2014-The year of games [that you can't play till post E3 2015], and nothing but games [that you can't play till post E3 2015] and things that are related to games [that you can't play till post E3 2015]

Lets be honest all three are just going to show fancy trailers for games a long way off. I feel this E3 is going to be bad (something that seems to be echoed by the journalists who say 2015 is going to be the year).

edit: @Dudebro90 I am being realistic. What I said above may get some people hyped but I would rather see the stuff I can play before the next E3 (they could show the post E3 2015 releases at E3 2015)

LAWSON72 you know what you are right and I commend Nintendo for that. That is what E3 should be about

Dudebro902502d ago

What's it like being so negative?

XiNarutoUzumaki2502d ago (Edited 2502d ago )

Superman is so boring. I can kill him with a single Rasengan

LAWSON722502d ago (Edited 2502d ago )

Nintendo did not do that last year and I expect the same this year. Their road map for Wii U/3DS literally was followed almost perfectly until this E3. They focus on showing their games off on the show floor more than focusing on anything else.

Hellsvacancy2502d ago (Edited 2502d ago )

Narutos overrated

On topic: Don't forget all the lame cgi trailers that will be shown

dasbeer882502d ago

Let's not forget that 3/4 of the games MS will be showing at their press conferences will probably be multiplatforms. And to top it off, some of their "exclusives" will be momentary until they port to other consoles/platforms.

gamer78042502d ago

you can easily just not watch e3 if you don't like it. Some of us enjoy looking towards the future, one we can be excited for Microsoft Sony and Nintendo and all the Developers and Independent developers.

MeliMel2502d ago

If its as bad as you think it will be, I'll quit gaming. No way the big 3 over hype E3 for next yr announcements. There is big things coming from MS, Sony and Nin. Have gamer faith.

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corvusmd2502d ago (Edited 2502d ago )

Competition only helps benefit's a great time to be a gamer.

@iamnsuperman Everyone is entitled to their opinion, mine isn't better than yours and vice-versa, but I don't get this whole "no games to play till 2015" idea. True, normally it sucks when games get delayed, and some of my favorites have gotten delayed. However, when I take a step back, it almost seems like a blessing in disguise to me. The list of games that I "have to have" for the end of this year was getting nuts, and I didn't know how I'd have the time to play them all (and give them the playthrough they hopefully deserve). Maybe I'm just excited about a ton more games or something, but this way I don't feel I have to rush through them now (as much), and ultimately I hope the time will be put to good use making the games better. I don't know, maybe just a different perspective to help you see the silver lining. Who knows, perhaps you just have different standards than I do and are genuinely excited about less future games.

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Slade232502d ago

I second that as well.

Artista 2502d ago

I can't wait. N4G will be flooded with actual news.

Hellsvacancy2502d ago

"Doesn’t Want Show to be About Him" nor does anyone else, since when is e3 about the guy talking? it's what the guy's showing people are interested in

Subaruwrx2502d ago

The fact that he feels a need to state that he doesn't want it to be about him indicates, imo, that Phil has a bit of an ego problem.

Hellsvacancy2502d ago

Perfect way to put it, well said

Mrtemper2502d ago

He was replying to a comment....

AngelicIceDiamond2502d ago (Edited 2502d ago )

Lol you couldn't more wrong. He didn't want it to be about him because hes the most talked gaming exec right now.

Phil did nothing but make changes to the Xbox and hyping what sounds like to be one of the best MS E3's in awhile.

Its his actions that's making the once very stubborn MS great.

Its not his fault he thinks like you and me. There for the "celebrity status" that conjured along his actions.

Its his actions not him.

marlinfan102502d ago (Edited 2502d ago )


did you even bother reading the question that was asked before saying he has a ego problem? someone asked him if he would be the main character of the show and he said "hopefully the main character is the content and not me"

-Foxtrot2502d ago


Phil didn't make thoee changes, Microsft did...they would of done them with or without Phil.

GameDev12502d ago (Edited 2502d ago )

He was actually replying to a cheeky question about him being the main character of the E3 show


You are right, people seem to forget Phil was always there behind the scenes making decisions for the Xbox division

kewlkat0072502d ago

lol, some just don't read on here.

A response to a question becomes a statement in the title..

christocolus2502d ago


Wth? The guy was answering a question. I think its the way dualshockers titled the article. You should have taken time to actually read the article though. Angelic is right the guy has become really popular in the last few months due to his positive direction and the changes he is making. He one of the most laid back execs in the gaming industry. Gamers and devs actually love the guy.

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Sloth-Eater2502d ago

He has an ego. He is swimming in the sweat of fanboys.

DJustinUNCHAIND2502d ago

While Cerny swims in the sweat of underage boys.

Blank2502d ago (Edited 2502d ago )

Seriously my thoughts exactly I swear N4G should impliment that you cant comment until the article link is at least clicked to be read or somethig like that idk if its possible but too many people habitually comment before reading. But on topic im happy Xbox is bringing the heat along with sony and nintendo my personal hope is a gosh damn HD starfox main entry and thats the inner child dream I had for years.

Gazondaily2502d ago

Hence why he responded in kind. The guy asked him about the impact of his personal presence at the show.

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