Entries in 'spencer' (22)

Tomb Raider is Xbox One's answer to Uncharted 4, Spencer says

Tomb Raider is Xbox One's answer to Uncharted 4, Spencer says

Microsoft has admitted that its controversial capture of Square Enix’s Rise of the Tomb Raider as an Xbox exclusive is designed to fend off the threat of Uncharted 4.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 18th 2014 at 2:04PM in News
Spencer: I don't want the Rare brand to mean Kinect Sports

Spencer: I don't want the Rare brand to mean Kinect Sports

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has once again reiterated Microsoft’s desire to ensure that Rare isn’t left languishing in a post-Kinect haze.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 14th 2014 at 11:10AM in News
'Frame rate is more important than resolution', says Xbox boss Spencer

'Frame rate is more important than resolution', says Xbox boss Spencer

The boss of Xbox has argued that people shouldn’t get too hung up on game resolutions.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 14th 2014 at 9:44AM in News
Yoshida: Xbox more consistent with Spencer in charge, PS4-Xbox One gap widening

Yoshida: Xbox more consistent with Spencer in charge, PS4-Xbox One gap widening

Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida has described Xbox boss Phil Spencer as a “reasonable, smart guy” and claimed his predecessor “used to say some unbelievable things”.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 1st 2014 at 1:03PM in News

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Microsoft reiterates that Family Sharing could return to Xbox One

Microsoft reiterates that Family Sharing could return to Xbox One

Some of the digital functionality stripped from Xbox One in the weeks after E3 2013 is currently scheduled to make a return.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 26th 2014 at 2:25PM in News
Microsoft insists Windows gaming is 'critical' despite E3 no-show

Microsoft insists Windows gaming is 'critical' despite E3 no-show

E3 wasn’t the right place to discuss Microsoft’s Windows gaming strategy, Microsoft’s games boss Phil Spencer has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 16th 2014 at 11:39AM in News
Kinect-less Xbox One SKU will lead to HIGHER Kinect sales, Spencer argues

Kinect-less Xbox One SKU will lead to HIGHER Kinect sales, Spencer argues

Microsoft’s decision to drop Kinect from the new £349 Xbox One SKU will actually increase the number of Kinect units sold.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 13th 2014 at 2:06PM in News
Destiny gets Xbox One GPU boost following Kinect relegation

Destiny gets Xbox One GPU boost following Kinect relegation

Bungie has been able to increase the resolution of Destiny on Xbox One thanks to the dropping of Kinect.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 9th 2014 at 1:53PM in News

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Microsoft and Rare are 'evaluating what to do next'

Microsoft and Rare are 'evaluating what to do next'

Will the upcoming un-bundling of Kinect have any negative ramifications for Microsoft's Rare studio?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 16th 2014 at 10:05AM in News
Exclusive IP remains a key strategy for Xbox

Exclusive IP remains a key strategy for Xbox

With a decent line-up of exclusive games both already available and on the way, it’s perhaps no surprise, of course.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 1st 2014 at 11:23AM in News
Xbox boss confirms Microsoft is working on virtual reality

Xbox boss confirms Microsoft is working on virtual reality

Phil Spencer has said that the virtual reality revolution may indeed finally be upon us.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 1st 2014 at 11:14AM in News
Xbox can do for Microsoft what iPhone did for Apple, Spencer believes

Xbox can do for Microsoft what iPhone did for Apple, Spencer believes

Microsoft’s new Xbox boss thinks Xbox is the key to Microsoft’s reversal of its recent struggles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 8th 2014 at 4:09PM in News

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Spencer: Dropping Kinect is not the No.1 Xbox One request

Spencer: Dropping Kinect is not the No.1 Xbox One request

Microsoft has insisted that the dropping of Kinect is not the most requested Xbox One amendment.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 8th 2014 at 10:54AM in News
Microsoft will offer 'the best lineup of content in a long time' at E3

Microsoft will offer 'the best lineup of content in a long time' at E3

Forget Xbox One’s multimedia capabilities – Microsoft’s new message is that games are very much the focus.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 1st 2014 at 12:31PM in News
Spencer: "Being a fan of Xbox doesn't mean you can't be a fan of something else"

Spencer: "Being a fan of Xbox doesn't mean you can't be a fan of something else"

Microsoft Game Studios boss Phil Spencer has said fanboys have an “unhealthy dislike” for rivals and should realise that all formats have their virtues.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 13th 2014 at 1:49PM in News
Microsoft promises evolution for Games With Gold

Microsoft promises evolution for Games With Gold

Games With Gold will get better.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 10th 2014 at 11:45AM in News

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Spencer admits it "didn't feel good" to delay Xbox One in Euro markets

Spencer admits it "didn't feel good" to delay Xbox One in Euro markets

Microsoft Studios boss Phil Spencer has spoken about his disappointment at his company’s decision to postpone the launch of Xbox One in some territories.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 7th 2014 at 11:38AM in News
Microsoft admits that disc-less Xbox One was seriously considered

Microsoft admits that disc-less Xbox One was seriously considered

A disc-less Xbox One was at one stage very much a possibility.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 2nd 2014 at 11:05AM in News
Microsoft: "We're still learning" about microtransactions

Microsoft: "We're still learning" about microtransactions

Phil Spencer has admitted that microtransactions on Xbox One are still a work in progress.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 27th 2013 at 9:26AM in News
Microsoft: 'Games should be defined by more than framerate and resolution'

Microsoft: 'Games should be defined by more than framerate and resolution'

Head of Microsoft Studios Phil Spencer has at last responded to the weeks of criticism being levelled at the Xbox One over its resolution support.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 7th 2013 at 9:51AM in News
Spencer will reveal Xbox One exclusive at Gamescom

Spencer will reveal Xbox One exclusive at Gamescom

Microsoft’s time in the sun may be short at Gamescom, but expect it to make plenty of noise.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 14th 2013 at 9:15AM in News
Spencer to host Gamescom keynote

Spencer to host Gamescom keynote

Microsoft Studios boss Phil Spencer is to host a keynote press conference at Gamescom 2013 next week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 12th 2013 at 12:11PM in News