Phil Spencer on Scorpio, and the Changing Console Landscape

The Nzgamer flew over to Sydney to have a one-on-one chat with head of Xbox, Phil Spencer. We talk at length about Project Scorpio, the changing state of the console landscape, and Microsoft's plans for the future.

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Automatic792319d ago

Excellent read great interview. Scorpio is going to be interesting.

christocolus2319d ago (Edited 2318d ago )

Yeah, I enjoyed reading the article. I'm really looking forward to the Scorpio reveal and the new features it will possibly bring to the table.

"So you can see the price of the S today. When we designed both of these, which we kind of designed it in parallel. We thought about the price performance of what we wanted to hit with the Scorpio, relative to what we were going to be able to do with the S. So that we would have a good price continuum, so people wouldn’t look at these two things as so disconnected because of the price delta."

"So I think you will feel like it’s a premium product, a premium console. And not something, anything more than that. So I wouldn’t get people worried that this thing is going to be unlike any console price you’ve ever seen. We didn’t design it that way."


That's exactly what he is hinting at. Can't wait for the reveal.

freshslicepizza2318d ago

sounds like scorpio wont be too expensive and will have a ultra bluray drive which is good for thsoe who have data caps.

UltraNova2318d ago

We have also seen ps3's 600 dollar launch price...just saying guys.

ShottyatLaw2318d ago

This is twice this week that they've alluded to a lower-than-expected price point. Still anticipating $499 personally, but, man, if they can hit $399 they would be in a great position.

We'll likely need to wait until E3 for full pricing info, though. All I know is that the competition in this industry is really great right now.

threefootwang2318d ago

I'm guessing a $450 price tag, seems reasonable based on what he said. I bet the slim will get a discount at the same time when Scorpio releases.

It's a shame Phil Spencer wasn't leading the helm when the X1 first debuted...makes one wonder how much better the console probably would've been!

christocolus2318d ago (Edited 2318d ago )

"So that we would have a good price continuum, so people wouldn’t look at these two things as so disconnected because of the price delta."

He talks about having a good price seems they do not want the Xbox One S and Scorpio to be priced too far apart. Whatever they are planning better be good.

TheCommentator2318d ago

$400 doesn't seem out of line. Sony did that this year with Pro, and in another 12 months MS should be able to squeeze the extra juice out of Scorpio for a similar cost. We'll obviously have to see exactly what it does in terms of performance and features to be sure of its' price, but I couldn't see it over $500 at most.

donthate2318d ago

So Xbox One S reduced to $250 next year, and $399 Scorpio launch price?

Hot dang!

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miyamoto2318d ago

I hope Microsanto does not pull some eugenics on console gaming.

KiwiViper852319d ago

Great read. NZgamers got the scoop

Perjoss2318d ago

He did a great job of Philling in all the details...


game4funz2318d ago

Lol come back!
Dont hide. Puns are great.

Perjoss2318d ago

Judging by this I'd say he Spencer lot of time preparing for these interviews

WickedLester2318d ago

LOL I'm glad he elaborated. I was I suSpencer.

sho0ok2318d ago

4k UHD player..check
Reasonable price...check
Native 4k first party games...check
Phil is a good dude...check

ninjazfistz2318d ago

He is a good guy. Now if the company decides to promote him further up where he belongs we will see a better company and hopefully better games come.

sho0ok2318d ago

What's higher than the boss of Xbox division? He needs to stay here and keep it coming.

ninjazfistz2318d ago

I'm pretty sure you know the answer to your own question. Do you think Xbox > Microsoft??

candystop2318d ago

I will sit patiently and wait for the "Beast" to make a more detailed reveal come E3.

AngelicIceDiamond2318d ago

I think it'd be wise for MS to reveal the console before E3 imo.

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