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Microsoft Wants New Xbox 'Biggest Technological Leap' Between Generations

Jacob Blazewicz, 16 February 2024, 03:36

The next Xbox console is expected to be Microsoft's 'biggest technological leap' between generations. The company also wants the device to attract gamers with 'unique features.'.

Phil Spencer Expected to Reassure Employees Regarding Future of Xbox

Adrian Werner, 13 February 2024, 03:42

Microsoft has no intention of abandoning the Xbox. At least, that's according to reports from Phil Spencer's meeting with employees.

Game Pass Remains Profitable Despite Microsoft Spending Fortune on Games, Says Phil Spencer

Kamil Kleszyk, 04 December 2023, 04:17

Phil Spencer revealed how much Microsoft spends annually on third-party games coming to the Xbox and PC Game Pass offerings.

Blizzard Boss Doesn't Rule Out Return of Beloved IPs; World Doesn't End on Diablo, Warcraft and Overwatch

Adrian Werner, 07 November 2023, 03:41

Microsoft's acquisition of Blizzard may have a very positive impact on the studio. The team is expected to receive more freedom of action, and its head does not rule out the return of less popular brands, including the StarCraft series.

Phil Spencer Treats PS5 and Switch Users Like Members of Xbox Community

Maciej Gaffke, 06 November 2023, 13:43

For Phil Spencer, owners of Sony and Nintendo consoles have become members of the Xbox community. This follows the approval of Microsoft's nearly $69 billion deal to buy Activision Blizzard.

Heretic and Hexen Expect a Big Comeback? System Shock Remake Devs are Ready

Kamil Kleszyk, 18 October 2023, 05:32

Xbox chief Phil Spencer revealed that Microsoft is not against resurrecting Activision's iconic brands, to which the developers at Nightdive were quick to respond.

Xbox Won't Use Call of Duty as Bait for PlayStation Owners; 'That's Not Our Goal,' says Phil Spencer

Maciej Gaffke, 18 October 2023, 02:06

The head of Xbox argues that Call of Duty will not be an exclusive title for the Xbox console. The popular shooter is to be available on all platforms, including Nintendo.

Activision Blizzard Games Coming to Game Pass in 2024, Phil Spencer Declares

Adrian Werner, 18 October 2023, 01:41

The head of Microsoft's Xbox division, Phil Spencer, has cooled hopes that Activision Blizzard games will soon be added to the Game Pass offering.

Phil Spencer Bluntly on AAA Game Publishers: 'They are Milking Their Top Franchises From the Past'

Maciej Gaffke, 26 September 2023, 14:09

From the emails of the head of Xbox you can learn a lot about big game publishers. According to Phil Spencer, they prefer to bet primarily on well-known and proven brands.

Phil Spencer leaves no Illusions About Game Pass Price Increase

Adrian Werner, 25 September 2023, 12:05

Phil Spencer admitted that sooner or later the price of Game Pass will be raised again. He also referred to the issue of potential exclusives for the subscription.

Phil Spencer: Microsoft Will Quit Game Industry if Game Pass Doesn't Grow

Jacob Blazewicz, 21 September 2023, 13:24

Game Pass is the apple of Microsoft's eye, and the company may even abandon the game industry if the service fails to meet the company's expectations. At least that's what Phil Spencer has assured.

'We Have a Better Product Than Sony'; Phil Spencer Confident After PS5 Specs Reveal

Maciej Gaffke, 20 September 2023, 13:48

Almost three years after the launch of the next-generation consoles, we get a glimpse of Phil Spencer's email. The Xbox boss was very excited on the day the PS5 specifications were revealed.

Filled With Grief, Phil Spencer Announces Reveal of 'Microsoft's True Plans'

Adrian Werner, 20 September 2023, 13:18

Phil Spencer referred to recent leaks, which have given us insight into many of Microsoft's plans for Xbox consoles and games.

'A Disaster Situation'; Phil Spencer on Xbox Game Catalog Hole of 2022

Adam Celarek, 20 September 2023, 10:18

A very interesting internal email sent by Phil Spencer has leaked online. The Xbox CEO's message shows how difficult the company's situation was in the first quarter of last year.

Phil Spencer Helped Bring Baldur's Gate 3 to Xbox - Release Window [Update #2]

Zuzanna Domeradzka, 04 September 2023, 14:42

Xbox Series X/S owners will be able to play Baldur's Gate 3 on their consoles sooner than they might have thought. Tips on porting the game were given to Larian by Phil Spencer himself.

Starfield Closer to Oblivion Than Skyrim, Says Phil Spencer After 200 Hours in Game

Adrian Werner, 24 August 2023, 15:13

According to Phil Spencer, Starfield more closely resembles the previous installment of The Elder Scrolls, Oblivion, than Skyrim.

Phil Spencer Made a Solemn Vow About Call of Duty on PlayStation

Kamil Kleszyk, 26 June 2023, 00:17

Xbox boss Phil Spencer made a promise to the court that Call of Duty would continue to be released on Sony's consoles. However, the way he worded his pledge may be questionable.

The Elder Scrolls 6 Won't Launch Until End of The Decade, Phil Spencer Suggests

Adrian Werner, 25 June 2023, 23:06

During the court hearing, Microsoft's Phil Spencer said that it has not yet been decided whether The Elder Scrolls VI will be a title exclusive to PC and Xbox consoles, and that's because, as he explains, the game will be released in five years at the earliest.

Iconic Fantasy Brand May Return; Phil Spencer Surprises at Xbox Showcase [UPDATE]

Adrian Werner, 12 June 2023, 22:24

At the Xbox Games Showcase, Phil Spencer appeared wearing a T-shirt with the logo of the classic, if now slightly forgotten, PC series, hinting that it may soon return.

Here's What to Expect From Microsoft's Show in June

Zuzanna Domeradzka, 05 May 2023, 00:19

The Xbox Games Showcase will take place in June. Phil Spencer hinted at what, besides Starfield, we can expect at Microsoft's upcoming show.

Phil Spencer Apologizes for Redfall, Promises Better Starfield

Adam Celarek, 04 May 2023, 23:44

In today's interview, the head of the Xbox brand spoke on the recently released Redfall. While apologizing for the game's unsuccessful release, he promises changes and also promises improvements with future titles, such as Starfield.

Phil Spencer Calls for People to Stop 'Dividing Gamers and Developers'

Kamil Kleszyk, 19 January 2023, 13:51

Xbox brand chief Phil Spencer used the 12th annual New York Game Awards gala to address a few words to game developers.

Phil Spencer Adamant About Call of Duty's Presence on Steam and Switch

Jakub Tarchala, 07 December 2022, 14:10

Will Microsoft's acquisition of the Call of Duty brand have a significant impact on the PC market? Phil Spencer has a strong opinion on the subject. What's more, the brand is set to return to Nintendo consoles for the first time in 10 years.

Phil Spencer Agrees: Microsoft Lacks Games

Agnes Adamus, 03 November 2022, 11:52

Phil Spencer admitted that he realizes the lack of big Xbox launches in 2022. At the same time, he announced that next year will be much better.

Phil Spencer Criticizes Metaverse, Comparing it to Poorly-designed Game

Marek Pluta, 27 October 2022, 16:29

Xbox brand chief Phil Spencer has criticized Mark Zuckerberg's metaverse. In his opinion, it resembles a poorly designed video game and looks like a conference room.

Xbox Series X and S, Game Pass and Microsoft Game Prices Will Increase

Adrian Werner, 27 October 2022, 15:32

Phil Spencer has admitted that Microsoft will be forced to raise the prices of its games, Xbox consoles and Game Pass subscription service.

Xbox Chief Praises The Last of Us Remake's New Features; Said to be Impressive

Jacob Blazewicz, 31 August 2022, 17:25

Microsoft's Phil Spencer praised Naughty Dog for the „innovation” of accessibility options in The Last of Us: Part I on PlayStation 5.

Even Xbox Boss is Looking Forward to God of War Ragnarok

Krzysiek Kalwasinski, 28 July 2022, 17:04

Console wars? The Xbox boss has repeatedly assured that he doesn't want them. He just proved it once again, declaring that he can't wait to play God of War Ragnarok.

Xbox Chief on 'Great Upcoming Games' and Excitement About State of Decay 3

Dawid Wanat, 14 March 2022, 21:59

Xbox Game Studios has a lot of talented developers. Phil Spencer wants the company to provide a steady stream of great games.

Hexen, Guitar Hero, King's Quest - Xbox Boss Wants to Resurrect Old Activision IPs

Adrian Werner, 21 January 2022, 11:52

Phil Spencer gave an interview in which he revealed that Microsoft intends to resurrect Activision's old IPs. Among the candidates to return to the market are the Hexen, Guitar Hero and King's Quest series.

Xbox Series X/S Consoles Sell Brilliantly; Phil Spencer Brags about Results

Adam Krolak, 11 January 2022, 22:15

The Xbox Series X/S continues to be a highly coveted commodity. According to Phil Spencer, it is the fastest selling console in Microsoft's history.

Phil Spencer Dreams of Cross-platform Bans

Agnes Adamus, 11 January 2022, 14:43

Phil Spencer of Xbox would like to see a cross-platform banning system. He also mentioned a blacklist.

Microsoft Admits Shutting Down Fable Devs was a Mistake

Hubert Sledziewski, 13 December 2021, 15:50

Microsoft - including Phil Spencer, the head of Xbox - realizes that closing down Lionhead, the studio responsible for the Fable series, was a mistake caused by the desire to promote Kinect. The company declares that it has learned its lesson, which is said to be have been proved by the successful cooperation with developers from Xbox Game Studios.

Microsoft 'Between Hammer and Anvil'; Ori Dev Comments on Game Exclusivity

Jacob Blazewicz, 07 December 2021, 11:54

The head of Moon Studios claims that Microsoft isn't quite living up to the company's stated vision of a video game market without artificial boundaries (i.e. exclusive titles).

Bobby Kotick Loses Support; Phil Spencer and Microsoft Join Activision Blizzard's Criticizers

Przemyslaw Dygas, 19 November 2021, 12:29

Another controversy related to mobbing in Activision Blizzard begins to affect relations with other companies. Xbox, for example, is set to evaluate its relationship with the publisher.

Xbox's Phil Spencer Wants Emulation of Old Games on All Devices

Jacob Blazewicz, 18 November 2021, 14:06

Phil Spencer wants the entire industry to help 'preserve the past' of video games by collectively supporting emulation of old titles on any device.

The Elder Scrolls 6 Not For PS5? PC and XSX/S Exclusivity More Than Likely

Jacob Blazewicz, 15 November 2021, 17:01

Xbox's Phil Spencer can't imagine The Elder Scrolls VI outside of the Xbox and PC „ecosystem”.

Xbox Brand Records Its Best Fiscal Q1 in History

Michael Zegar, 27 October 2021, 22:08

The Xbox brand recorded the best first fiscal quarter in its entire history. It owes this to, among other things, an increase in the popularity of consoles and services. Additionally, Microsoft revealed its investment plan.

'We Bet on Games and Software, and Leave VR to Competition,' Xbox Boss on Company's Plans

Hubert Sledziewski, 20 October 2021, 15:42

Xbox brand chief Phil Spencer has stated that he admires what Sony is doing in the field of VR technology, but he and his company will not be going in that direction for now. This is because their focus is on creating new software and games, as well as acquiring more studios.

Phil Spencer Predicts Further Problems With Console Supply in 2022

Jacob Blazewicz, 01 October 2021, 15:31

Would-be buyers of 9th-gen platforms shouldn't expect things to improve. Phil Spencer believes that the problems with console supply will be felt even next year.

Phil Spencer Wants Game Pass to be Present on Every Platform

Przemyslaw Dygas, 16 August 2021, 18:56

In a recent interview, Phil Spencer revealed the direction in which Xbox will develop. He stated that the key to success for the brand is wide availability. He would also like game developers to take example from TikTok.

Phil Spencer Praises PS5's DualSense and Thinks About Upgrades to Xbox Controller

Michael Kulakowski, 14 July 2021, 19:04

Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft's gaming division, spoke positively on PlayStation 5's controller, and hinted that he's not ruling out a new version of the Xbox Series X|S gamepad in the future that would take advantage of the competition's ideas.

Xbox Bosses: „Games are What Matters, Not Business Models”

Hubert Sledziewski, 13 July 2021, 19:30

Xbox brand chief Phil Spencer and Xbox Game Studios head Matt Booty have given an extensive interview to the Guardian. The men admitted that they intend to take risks when developing future games, including single-player productions, not all of which are to be supported long after release.

Xbox's Phil Spencer: What Counts is Player Engagement, Not Game Sales

Milosz Szubert, 30 June 2021, 19:50

Phil Spencer, the head of the Xbox brand, was recently a guest on the Unlocked podcast hosted by IGN. During the conversation, Spencer talked about, among other things, the lessons Microsoft has learned from the Xbox One era, and what the future may hold for the platform and the Xbox Game Studios family.

Microsoft is Already Working on Successors to Xbox Series X/S

Christian Pieniazek, 10 June 2021, 17:53

Microsoft has announced that the Xbox Series X/S are not its last consoles. The Redmond giant is already working on new devices, but we will have to wait a long time before get or even see them.

Xbox Game Pass Streaming Will Let Us Play PC Games Too

Bart Swiatek, 20 April 2021, 10:06

Responding to an Internet user's question on Twitter, Phil Spencer - the head of Xbox - noted that PC games will sooner or later be available for xCloud streaming on Xbox Game Pass. For now, however, the priority is on console titles.

Future Bethesda Games Will be Exclusive to Game Pass Platforms

Bart Swiatek, 12 March 2021, 11:54

Phil Spencer clarified the matter of exclusivity of future Bethesda Softworks games after the studio was acquired by Microsoft last year. These titles will come out exclusively on platforms where the Xbox Game Pass service is available.

Microsoft Confirms Some Bethesda Games Will be Platform Exclusive

Milosz Szubert, 09 March 2021, 18:27

Phil Spencer, the head of the Xbox brand, announced that the process of Microsoft's acquisition of ZeniMax Media, the owner of Bethesda Softworks among others, has been officially completed. He also emphasized that some upcoming games from the catalog of the new entities of the Redmont giant will not be available on PlayStation.

Microsoft Isn't Buying Kojima Productions, Despite Figurine on the Shelf

Adrian Piotrowski, 24 February 2021, 16:19

Phil Spencer, the head of the Xbox brand, showed off the figurine of Ludens - Kojima Productions' mascot - placed on a shelf during his stream. This was enough to cause a sensation on the internet.

There are No Plans to Increase Price of Game Pass

Adrian Werner, 29 October 2020, 12:45

Phil Spencer from Microsoft informed that there are no plans to increase the price of Xbox Game Pass subscription. The service is already sait to be profitable for the company.