Phil Spencer: The Hardware Advantages That We've Built in Xbox Series X Will Show Up

During the Gamelab 2020 keynote, when asked about the recent PlayStation 5 showcase event, Phil Spencer expressed confidence that the hardware advantages built by Microsoft in the Xbox Series X will show up.

He also said he feels good about the first-party July show.

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RazzerRedux42d ago

"We've taken user feedback from the last event and I think people will be pleased about what will be showcased."

So no Aaron Greenberg? Thank goodness.

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timotim40d ago

I agree. Dont want to see him on this one. In fact, I only want to see Phil Spencer outside of actual game developers. Maybe one other hardware person but thats it.

RazzerRedux40d ago

Phil Spencer running the show would be fine with me.

ABizzel140d ago

Agreed. Keep it on the games and the devs.

crazyCoconuts40d ago

Show me the guy with two Gandalf beards growing out of his face. I'll show up just for that.

The Wood40d ago

same. . Leave greenberg out of it. . . . He lowers the tone. Let Phil deal with it

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Z23ash40d ago

@bouzebbal you clearly haven’t played any x1x enhanced games then. There are over 100 that run and look amazing on x1x. Red dead redemption 2 is a prime example of that. Lots take advantage of improved graphics/draw distances/resolutions and even slight load times. I bet you don’t even have a x1x or you would see the night and day difference to the standard Xbox one.

L7CHAPEL39d ago (Edited 39d ago )

Oh it's pretty OBVIOUS he's clearly LYING.
it's just to the extent, he wouldn't know, because again he HASN'T PLAYED ANYTHING ON IT.
it's that same tired old narrative.
we can talk about the performance of the PS4 pro...
if there were any performance to talk about.
a machine clearly intended for the same purpose as the X, that is out-performed in every single aspect.
I'm sorry, how many backwards (because on current-gen it's a joke) compatible games you seen with their performance noticeably upgraded, by taking advantage of the "pro"hardware?... exactly 0.
PlayStation definitely has had the advantage in first-party games this generation, without a doubt,
because of Xbox having to restructure and rebuild.
but make no mistake your consoles and your ecosystem has absolutely NO ADVANTAGES or SUPERIORITY anywhere above Xbox. any assertion of that is a joke.

now you guys can go back to
in-fighting over the last of us 2

Sophisticated_Chap40d ago

Aaron Greenburg is 100% green blooded, and I give him credit for that, but I really think they need a seat change in the marketing department. Give him his own show like Major Nelson, and call it a day.

SyntheticForm40d ago


That's a start.

Seriously though, they need to just show game after game with pure gameplay showcased running on actual hardware.

badz14940d ago

or maybe they would stop using a PC with the RTX2080Ti and Intel 10900K to pass them as series X footage.

1Victor40d ago

I just want Microsoft representatives to shut up stop talking and let the game do the talking, we all know how the “ gameplay reveals “ went after all the talk before the show.

Passerotto40d ago

ahahahahaha Aaron Greenberg is the new Don Mattrick for Microsoft

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rlow142d ago

Really hoping they bring the thunder.

ABizzel140d ago

I am too. This has been a rough generation for them, and I really want to see them bring some new IP's and ideas to gaming. Unfortunately, we know what over half of their studios are already working, but that doesn't mean we won't be impressed by what we see. I'm just hoping that they all are working on a least 1 New AAA IP as well as the games they're going to release. It's a new generation, so we should be seeing New game IP's.

rlow140d ago

Agree, they used to be really good at bringing some big surprises, but this current gen has been a fizzle compared two the prior gens. I'm hoping what we've seen or know about is just the tip of the iceberg. Hopefully they will channel some of that past spirit and change that conversation.

Kavorklestein40d ago (Edited 40d ago )

I hope they bring the thunder too.
And part of me thinks, THEY WILL.
In the full interview, (which I shall link below) Spencer seems to feel very confident in the Series X's capabilities.
When he was asked about how he felt after seeing Sony's reveal of the PS5, he said: “Just being honest, I felt good after seeing their show”
“I think the hardware advantages that we have built are going to show up as we're talking more about our games and frame rates and other things.”
In regards to Sony's showing he further states: “I thought they [Sony] do what they do very well and they did that, but when I think about the position that we're in, with the games that we're going to be able to show and how they're going to show up, and the hardware advantage that we have, I think we're in a very good position.”
This sentiment and feeling of confidence reminds me of what he said back when he was asked about the power of the Xbox One X before it was revealed.
Here is the article I found with MORE of the actual words Spencer said. Not this ^^^ cherry picked NG4 article.

RpgSama40d ago

Yep, every single year he says the same thing, every year is the best year ever.

monochromer40d ago (Edited 40d ago )

What kind of drugs are you on and where do we get them?

RpgSama40d ago


Wait for E3!

Critic4l_Strik340d ago (Edited 40d ago )

Things are coming along nicely!! *game flops*

Dragonscale40d ago

Crackdown 3 is a lot o' fun and sea o' theives is fantastic lol.

DJStotty40d ago

and xbox has improved every year, so theoretically it is a true statement.

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AngelicIceDiamond40d ago

"The hardware advantages that we've built will show up. I feel good about our games lineup and our first-party content show in July. We've taken user feedback from the last event and I think people will be pleased about what will be showcased."

Made a stronger more capable next gen console consumer friendly services such as game pass, FINALLY has studios to back all that up how is that the same?

Godmars29040d ago

They still have to get past their own mentality which since the 360 has been more about being an aggregate gaming platform. To be the one everyone, from devs to studios to consumers, come to and dictate terms.

yomfweeee40d ago

Microsoft has bought plenty of studios in the past. Then they run them into the ground.

So nothing has changed until they actual produce good games.

derek40d ago

You xbots never learn. Its like groundhogs day every day with you guys.

AngelicIceDiamond40d ago

@Yom You're right, under incompetent leadership. You know the leadership that pushed for TV switching, apps, TV show series, Kinect, wanted to capitalize on the casual audience and experiences way more than hardcore gaming. All these focuses and changes started at the tail end of of 7th gen. People have been wanting something new from MS even back then 2011 and 12. But were tone def to fan feedback and MS pushed their narrative instead. I agree we still have to see what that looks like come July.

Godmars29040d ago

Wasn't that same leadership in place with the 360? Wasn't Phil apart of it? I've pointed that out several times, just as I've pointed out that they've bought studios before - only to do nothing with them. At this point the most July is going to prove is that they're letting those new studios complete already begun projects. Its going to take years still to show that MS really knows anything about games.

Darkborn40d ago

Exactly. All talk and snide remarks. Xbox fans would be hyped over an etch a sketch game coming out at this point.

343_Guilty_Spark40d ago

Actually they admitted great AAA exclusive games would take time and they got rid of a lot of dead weight in the beginning and didn't hire really good studios till
Like mid gen.
It's really been indies, AA games, Forza, Gears 4&5 and GamePass.

AngelicIceDiamond40d ago

@Mars no it wasn't the same leadership. It shifted half way through especially when Ballmer took the helm as the head of Xbox. The Most ignorant argument you can make is "well Phil was there" Yeah and? If your boss asks you to do something are you gonna disobey and get fired? Or do you actually want to keep your job? Especially at a company where everyone is expected to be on the same page. You either comply or gtfo.

@derek Things never change just like annoying aggressive antagonistic little Sony fanboys who don't know how to stay out of articles that don't pertain or relate their interests such as yourself. Lack of IQ maybe who knows.

ShadowWolf71240d ago

Phil literally ran Xbox's first party studios and everything they've put out this gen has been under his watch but hey...

1Victor40d ago

“Things never change just like annoying aggressive antagonistic little Sony fanboys who don't know how to stay out of articles that don't pertain or relate their interests such as yourself. Lack of IQ maybe who knows”😂 😂 😂the queen of Xbox fanboys bombing PS article is complaining about PS fanboys bombing Xbox articles 🤷🏿‍♂️ 🤦🏿

AngelicIceDiamond40d ago (Edited 40d ago )

@Victor I'm a Queen now? Interesting. Lack of IQ stands strong you. Me being a fanboy is rich but please point me where I bomb PS like you say I do. I'll wait...

Exactly trot along child.

derek40d ago

@Angelic ain't nobody stopping you, feel free to hype up the next dissapointing Xbox event. We'll be over here,popcorn in hand, ready to enjoy the next round of excuses.

Godmars29040d ago

MS has had the same mindset to make an online console with intent to have a consumer base who are all online, from the very the beginning. Its never mattered who is in charge at Xbox, because MS have always been calling the shots. Conditioning its leadership. And Phil rose up to his position within that environment. He's not going to be an exception.

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SCW198240d ago

Same narrative since halfway through the 360. But a healthy Microsoft is good for the industry overall

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chiefJohn11740d ago

This conference will decide which console I preorder. If it worse than Sony’s I’m preordering ps5 over it but if it’s better I’m going XSX

Ron_Danger40d ago

Wouldn’t you also want to wait for Sony’s state of play in august?

Gaming4Life198140d ago

Im getting both and i hope xbox really kills it with their show and their games hit 4k/60. I also dont think sony showed their full hand yet, pretty sure they held some games back and have more to show.

Ricegum40d ago

No of course ChiefJohn isn't going to wait for that, his whole life revolves around Microsoft.

Atticus_finch40d ago (Edited 40d ago )

You should also consider VR or you might regret it.

chiefJohn11740d ago (Edited 40d ago )

Vr ain't for me. Tech ain't there yet. I want something close to ready player 1 out of VR

Darkborn40d ago

Remember Sony still has an August conference with supposedly their other half of the games they want to announce. This is xboxs second or third conference coming up.

Thundercat7740d ago

Picking up a console solely based on conference... Wow

SCW198240d ago

Agreed, it’s not like Sony is going to stop making great content for the PS5

Dragonscale40d ago

You're one of the biggest xbox fans on here so thats bullcrap lol.

gigzamillion40d ago

Everyone here knows no matter how it turns out you're going xbox dude, your comment history has dictated your choice and that's fine just don't pretend like you're impartial and this show has anything to do with you selecting a console.

DarXyde40d ago

Gee, i WoNdEr WhAt PlAtFoRm YoU'lL cHoOse.

I can give you the correct answer to which you'll choose right now, if you'd like.

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Godmars29040d ago

Can only wonder if he's talking about the Xbox bubble, or the actual world.