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Microsoft hints at developer acquisitions and game streaming service

Xbox intends to bolster its range of first party games in a strategic shift back toward software. In an interview with Bloomberg, Xbox boss Phil Spencer – who was recently promoted to a role where he reports directly to Microsoft boss Satya Nadella – has said that the company is …

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Phil Spencer believes in VR, but says it’s still not right for consoles

The head of Xbox has again expressed his belief in the long-term prospects of VR, but also stressed that consoles aren’t yet the ideal home for it. Speaking on Giant Bomb‘s E3 livestream, as reported by Polygon, Phil Spencer said: Long term, I’m a big believer in the category. In …

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Microsoft had planned to launch high-spec new Xbox in 2016

What will later this year be released as Xbox Scorpio might have instead arrived in a different form last year, Microsoft has admitted. Around this time last year rumours were flying about mid-generation upgrades to both the PS4 and Xbox One. Sony went on to release the PS4 Pro but …

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There isn’t going to be a new Xbox every two years, Spencer says

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has said that gamers should not expect a new Xbox machine every few years. Speaking to Game Informer, the exec said that regular machine updates are not something he is interested in, saying that is not part of the console business model. This follows Spencer announcing …

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Original Xbox games could become backwards compatible on Xbox One

Head of Xbox Phil Spencer has said that backwards compatibility for original Xbox games has not been ruled out. When asked on Twitter about the possibility of the oldest Xbox games coming to the Xbox One, Spencer said: We haven’t ruled it out but we aren’t working on it right …

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