Head of Xbox Phil Spencer talks Game Pass, xCloud, Project Scarlett and more.
what games? :D
Since release Xbox Game Pass for PC has added titles every hour with nearly 50+ titles now, from triple plat to indie and everything in-between. Super impressed and absolutely👌worth every dollar, which is first months fee.
You can't stream the games but only download correct? Or is that what XCloud is about. I ask because I have HP Envy x360 which clearly is not a gaming laptop so it won't be able to run games at decent settings. Or would I not have an issue if I were to run the game at the base settings. I only have a PS4 and I would definitely like to try the Game Pass on PC if my laptop is able run the games smoothly even if it is on normal/low settings. Any info is appreciated. Thanks in advance. Happy gaming everyone.
@the_hooligan This is a wild idea, hear me out fully first, ok? Read the link above and answer all your questions yourself. Teach a man to fish....yada yada.
Appreciate your response. I did read the article, and what I got from it was, that you will need Game pass to excess the exclusive games on day one like Gears and Halo, plus all of the other games on it that you can download on your console or PC but if you want to stream them you will need Xcloud. The reason why I asked the questions above was to get clarification on what I understood was correct, because it seems a bit weird to have another service to be able to stream Game Pass content on console or PC. But there are still many things we don't know about the service. I am sure they will come up with a bundle like they have with Game Pass Ultimate. Regardless I am very curious to give it a shot, hopefully my laptop can handle those games.
This guy does alot of talking and making promises that he does not keep.
Well yeah... he talks when people ask him questions. Amazing concept, isnt it? Or do you think he just stops random people on the street and asks "would you like to hear what I'm doing at MS today?" also, please elaborate on what promises he did not keep.
Hi fidelity vr, uncompromised, 4k 60 on all first party.
- Power of the Cloud for Xbox One. No power here folks. - DX12 game changer. It didn't change anything. - Xbox One was supposed to support VR. Xbox One doesn't support VR. - He promised new games. Where are the games? Their new IPs have been complete duds. Cancelled games. - X1X was supposed to be "true 4K" and they tried to put down PS4 Pro for not being "true 4K". But many games on X1X still use the same 4K techniques that Pro did. Maybe you can blame the devs, but he shouldn't make promises he can't back up. - He said they would still support Kinect even after they removed it from X1. They gave up on it anyway.
Yeah but come on...it's E3, everyone is under the spot light and despite all the people being talked to he STILL comes out of top making his mouth go. Even when it's not E3, a new games release from them or another gaming event and we have a quiet period he's still yapping on.
You can cry true 4K all you want but we know from DF The X1X is significantly more powerful than the PS4 Pro and achieves native 4K far more often.
@Guilty Yes, X1X has more "true 4K" and is more powerful. No one denies that. The point is they had to brag and call their machine a "true 4K" machine and that turned out to be more talk and they couldn't deliver it.
You point is a crappy one because for the vast majority of games they are native 4K and perform better than their Pro counter parts
Most of these interviews actually use pre-determined questions.
-its new iteration, xCloud -dx has and still is evolving for devs, it plays a much bigger role in CPU over head and thread distribution. For a simple analogy think x86 moving to x64, where the average consumer can't see the immediate benefits. -vr was never promised -games I'll give you, new quality titles are always needed -the X1X hits native 4k way more often than the PS4 pro, and to it's detriment as it has to sacrifice frames, but unfortunately 1440p wasn't and still isn't a fully support resolution on TV sets. -Kinect was supported as long as support was wanted. Nothing more and nothing less. Can't have it both ways.
You've been told some of the promises not kept, why have you gone silent??
@Unspoken - Who cares about XCloud. It has nothing to do with the promise made for X1. - DX12 has not delivered any of the claims they made and it has been 4 years. Don't make up excuses, that's been plenty of time. None of the performance gains they touted have come true. - Spencer said X1X would support VR. Quotes - "Project Scorpio is actually an Xbox One that can natively run games in 4K and is built with the hardware capabilities to support the high-end VR that you see happening in the PC space today." and ""having something at six teraflops that will get millions of people buying it is very attractive to some of the VR companies that are out there already, and we've architected it such that something will be able to plug right in and work". - How many times do I need to explain it about 4K? I don't care if it hits native 4K more often than the Pro or not. He made fun of the Pro for using those other 4K techniques. For them to do it as well is laughable.
@yom, I think you are a tad obsessed that the xbo doesnt have VR. Yes the system was capable but they never said yes its coming and we are working on it right now. That would be a promise broken by openly admitting they have it but now its no longer coming. All they said was it was capable. And oh yeah... was it Phil or Don that made the initial claim of power of the cloud? As far as i know, it works, it may not work to what your expectations are but it works so its not a broken promis. Maybe an overstated promise but one that still came to fruition and it is being used in other games too. The X is more of a true 4k machine than anything else currently in the console space. So how is that a broken promise? MS games pushes for more native 4k than 3rd parties so they are holding up their end of things.
power of the cloud dA bEaSt!1!11!1 EXCLUSIVES>!>!>! and to borrow from @yomfweeee - Power of the Cloud for Xbox One. No power here folks. - DX12 game changer. It didn't change anything. - Xbox One was supposed to support VR. Xbox One doesn't support VR. - He promised new games. Where are the games? Their new IPs have been complete duds. Cancelled games. - X1X was supposed to be "true 4K" and they tried to put down PS4 Pro for not being "true 4K". But many games on X1X still use the same 4K techniques that Pro did. Maybe you can blame the devs, but he shouldn't make promises he can't back up. - He said they would still support Kinect even after they removed it from X1. They gave up on it anyway.
YOMFWEE your confusing this guy with Don Mattrick. The guy who shot xbox in the foot at the beginning of this gen and then bailed. Phil took over after him and has been doing a lot to try and turn the ship around.
All the game development outside of the big three franchises are from game developers acquired in the last year. Wondering what your expectations are because they got rid of a lot of nonproductive studios.
MS loves to talk about how one can not escape them.
When did any God, Any of them send a prophet to lie about his rank. Or how about this. When did any God tell us lucifer or any devil is number three?
Dunno. I'm not really up to date on my theological history.
Sounds like a hive mind mentality
Oh look, Phil Spencer is talking.
The head of Xbox shares his plan to make Microsoft’s games inescapable. Do you think he meant to use the word "inexcusable"?
Ya well I'm escaping. I'm done with xbox. Always promising never delivering. Booty telling us to wait till next year. I'm done
"Just drink the damn kool aid, and stop worrying about what I put in it!" -Phil Spencer