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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. As well as high-profile examples such as Battlefield 4 and Call of Duty: Ghosts, many of Xbox One’s early titles including Dead Rising 3 and …

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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. CVG reports that Microsoft Studios boss Phil Spencer confirmed on the Major Nelson podcast that the company is going to have a really short stage presentation with some news talking about some …

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Spencer to host Gamescom keynote

Microsoft Studios boss Phil Spencer is to host a keynote press conference at Gamescom 2013 next week. CVG reports that word of the event was sent out to the German press late last week. MCV understands that Spencer’s talk will take place some time on the evening of Wednesday August …

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Microsoft: If all you want is gaming, you’ll still pick Xbox One

Xbox One will be a success from the off because hardcore gamers will buy every new machine that’s released. That’s according to Microsoft’s corporate VP Phil Spencer who believes that his company’s new machine will win the allegiance of dedicated gaming fans. "I think, coming out of this generation, being …

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MS made ‘Conscious’ effort to downplay Kinect at E3

Microsoft intentionally let the Kinect controller take a backseat at E3. With its strategy this year being about core games, entertainment services and SmartGlass, the format holder seemed happy to only demo Kinect voice functions in new blockbusters. And that was the point, Microsoft Studios boss Phil Spencer told MCV, …

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E3 2012: Xbox 360 has "more than 2 years left", says MS

The Next Xbox may be just around the corner, but Microsoft Studios boss Phil Spencer has predicted that the Xbox 360 has over 24 months of live left in it. "Right now the Xbox 360 is really healthy and it’s doing incredibly well,” he told GameSpot. I think the 360 …

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E3 2012: All gaming will be cloud based "someday", admits MS

Microsoft Game Studios’ corporate VP Phil Spencer has admitted that the future of gaming lies in the clouds. While an expected deal between Sony and a major cloud gaming firm has yet to be announced, platform holders are for the first time admitting that the model as we know it …

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Microsoft emphasises new IP quality, not quantity

With its 2012 release state still mostly under wraps, Microsoft has said that it is focusing on the quality of possible new IPs as opposed to the quantity. "I do think that it’s [about] quality and impact, not number of releases in a year," corporate VP of Microsoft Game Studios …

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Microsoft has lost its way with recent Halo releases

In a surprise admission, the boss of Microsoft Game Studios Phil Spencer has claimed that the platform holder has lost its way” with the smash hit Halo franchise. The statement comes as Bungie makes an emotional farewell to fans, having officially stepped away from the series that it helped make …

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Kinect to feature in all MS Xbox games

Microsoft has for the first time said that it envisages a time when every firth party game produced for Xbox 360 will incorporate some level of Kinect functionality. "It’s not a mandate that everything we do in first-party has to support Kinect right now," Microsoft Game Studios’ boss Phil Spencer …

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