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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. But Xbox boss Phil Spencer has stressed once again that the development, publishing and availability of exclusive games on Xbox One is an actively pursued strategy at Microsoft. Exclusive games …

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Xbox boss confirms Microsoft is working on virtual reality

Phil Spencer has said that the virtual reality revolution may indeed finally be upon us. Furthermore, speaking to Forbes the Xbox boss confirmed that Microsoft has been toying with the tech for some time, although any official announcement sounds way off. Virtual reality is a really interesting area, especially for …

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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. The tech giant has endured a partial fall from grace following the mass market transition from desktop PCs to tablets and smartphones. This has been compounded by Xbox One’s inability to keep up with …

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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. We’re always trying to match what consumers are asking for,” Xbox boss Phil Spencer told Edge. I always want to make sure that we’re in tune with what current or potential customers are asking …

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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. In fact, new Xbox boss Phil Spencer has promised that the platform holder will unveil an unprecedented selection of content at E3 this June. He told Polygon that Xbox will have "the best …

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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. There seems to be this natural faction that gets created around what console you own, and then this,” he said at an SXSW panel, as reported …

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Microsoft promises evolution for Games With Gold

Games With Gold will get better. That’s the message from Microsoft Game Studios corporate vice president Phil Spencer, who Polygon reports said in a SXSW Q&A session that he has been taking a more active role in the program. "I have been sitting down, monthly now, with that team and …

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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. "I wish we had the global coverage that we originally announced when we stood on stage at E3," he said told OXM. "I stood on stage …

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Microsoft admits that disc-less Xbox One was seriously considered

A disc-less Xbox One was at one stage very much a possibility. That’s the admission from Microsoft Studios boss Phil Spencer, who told OXM that a real discussion” took place regarding whether the company could get away” with a purely digital-only machine. The decision to stick with discs was made …

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Microsoft: "We’re still learning" about microtransactions

Phil Spencer has admitted that microtransactions on Xbox One are still a work in progress. The platform holder has faced criticism over the use of in-app payments in Forza 5. The racing series is no stranger to IAPs (Forza 4 had them) but the general feeling is that more content …

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