Giant Bomb Night 2 with Phil Spencer.

#3
That was really great watch have been waiting for this! Each year it’s been an awesome interview.

Spencer is so real and wants to push gaming as a whole to everyone possible. He plays and owns all systems and gives kudos to his rivals. Supporting x-platform gaming and chilling to Nintendo is dope. Wished more execs could be like him.
 
#6
I always like the GB E3 interview with Phil. Jeff asks hard questions and Phil answers them.

Phil did duck the Crackdown multiplayer "Cloud" thing though. I wonder if that's still going to be a thing. My guess is that they dialed that back hardcore. Hell, at one point, they were showing off separate servers per zone in a MP match. I can't believe that MS would see that as sustainable.

Game still looks significantly better than last year's E3.
 
#7
Yup. I'm amazed some people on gaf can't stand him. He's seems like such a good guy.
I think MS' performance at the start of the gen soured a lot of people, and Phil is the guy who had to take that hit as consumer-facing xbox head / PR man.

I've gradually warmed to him over time, he seems like a legit dude.
 
#8
Yup. I'm amazed some people on gaf can't stand him. He's seems like such a good guy.
My guess is because he is from Microsoft.

I can't legit think of any other reason.

I think MS' performance at the start of the gen soured a lot of people, and Phil is the guy who had to take that hit as consumer-facing xbox head / PR man.

I've gradually warmed to him over time, he seems like a legit dude.
I've only seen Mattrick getting legit flak for that.
 
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Jeff alluded to another acquisition during that part of the conversation, this is something Brad was talking about during the MS conference but I still havn't heard what this huge unannounced acquisition is. Anyone know what they're talking about?
 
#12
In terms of next-gen features, Phil elaborated that he'd like to see FPS / cpu get some more love. Music to my ears =D

Zen 2 lite please for Xbox Infinity.
 
#14
Yup. I'm amazed some people on gaf can't stand him. He's seems like such a good guy.

I don't dislike him. I'm just sick of him saying things that never materialise.

He's been promising 1st party single player non forza/halo games for years and there hasn't been anything of substance really.

I'll still keep an eye on him and xbox but I haven't seen a single interesting thing come to xbox (for my personal tastes) since sunset overdrive.
 
#15
He's been promising 1st party single player non forza/halo games for years and there hasn't been anything of substance really.

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Their announced acquisitions cover this. You think top tier Dev studios can be picked up willy nilly like hot dogs at 7-11? These aren't floating around asking to be bought and they have to fit within Microsofts vision.
If you'd watch the video you would have seen him reaffirming the difficulty in finding suitable devs
 
#16
Their announced acquisitions cover this. You think top tier Dev studios can be picked up willy nilly like hot dogs at 7-11? These aren't floating around asking to be bought and they have to fit within Microsofts vision.
If you'd watch the video you would have seen him reaffirming the difficulty in finding suitable devs

I'll be listening it tomorrow. But he's been saying it for years. And has only just shown signs of life but then games will take another few years so chances are customers have bought a console expecting things in 2013 and these games probably won't happen until next generation.

Kinda like those people that bought ps3 for last guardian. Shit deal all round.


To me personally he says a lot but not a lot comes of it. They've had two full generations up until this one to build up studios.