Phil Spencer Praises Horizon Zero Dawn, “Best Gen Yet” for Xbox

Xbox boss says to “celebrate” good games.

Posted By | On 21st, Feb. 2017 Under News

Horizon: Zero Dawn

Xbox boss Phil Spencer took to Twitter to praise the release of several games, including Guerrilla Games’ Horizon: Zero Dawn which is out on February 28th and already garnering positive praise.

Spencer said that, “Good games shipping are positive for industry. Forza Horizon 3, Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Civilization 6, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Overwatch etc all make gaming better, celebrate them.”

Even more interestingly, a fan linked comments from Kotaku’s Jason Schreier about the Xbox One not being able to compete with the PS4 and how Scorpio needs to try something new. Spencer addressed this: “Strange comments. Xbox is having a good gen, our best yet. XB1S strong since launch. Can always improve but proud of where we are.”

Microsoft’s E3 press conference is slated for June 11th and the company is promoting the reveal of Project Scorpio and several high profile exclusives like State of Decay 2 and Sea of Thieves. What are your thoughts on the current console war? Share them below in the comments.

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  • Reclaimer13

    My thoughts on the current console war and my solution on how to win it is this. Base ps4 + brook super converter + xbox elite controller for sony exclusives, Nintendo switch for Nintendo exclusives and portable gaming, xbox scorpio for all multiplats, xbox one games, back compat, native 4k gaming, 4k bluray etc = winning.
    Of course you can go with the Pro for ps4 exclusives but for the extra $150 -$200 that the Pro costs right now compared to the base ps4 isn’t not worth it. Just my 2 cents.

    • Will Robinson


    • Psionicinversion

      or buy a pc and wash your hands of consoles for good

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    • Tactical Lag-fighting tips

      OmG WOW

    • xboxmaster

      yeah i’ll get a pc, can’t wait to play Nioh and Horizon on it, oh wait

    • Psionicinversion

      wow a couple of games woopy doo!

    • xboxmaster

      a cople and 100 more, the last of us, uncharted, god of war, gran turismo, red dead, and dozens more, demon’s souls, yeah woopy doo! lmao peeceers are so sad, no games to play

    • Psionicinversion

      ive got plenty of games to play thanks and i do also own a PS4 which is a massive dust collector. if i want a ps4 pro ill just get some coins out my wallet and buy one. cheap plastic consoles cost virtually nothing. the case and RAM ive just bought for my new PC build costs more than a ps4 pro on its own. fi you want the best go with PC, if your a casual game player get a console

    • xboxmaster

      yeah sure i’ll buy ram to play pc begging simulator on change dot org for ps4 exclusives, not thanks, i’ll keep playing on Sony’s console where real games are, don’t worry you pc dudes can play those Sony games too, all you have to do is go on youtube, type in the search bar “Nioh playthrough” and press the play button, and there you go, you’re playing Nioh on your peesee

    • Psionicinversion

      i couldnt care less about you pathetic games. ill be playing star citizen which will never be on your consoles and it will be the best game ever created

      i played Nioh, it sucks. Not my type of game at all

    • how ya doin?

      Tf is up with PC gamers and star citizen? It looks good but saying it’s going to be the best game version made when it hasn’t even come out just shows you’re fanboying.

    • Psionicinversion

      You have to have some belief in it. What I can play now is decent, I can follow what is being made and what is coming then play it when it’s released so I’ve got a much better picture of it than pretty much any other game on what it will be like on launch.
      Not all pc gamers say it because of it’s genre it will remain kind of in a niche segment but yeah looking to be good

    • Colten

      I have a gaming PC and a PS4, slightly regret getting the PC. Multiplats are great on PC… As long as it’s RPG, screw people who like action/sandbox/adventure games like Dead Rising 3 or Batman, devs don’t care about the PC version, look at Ubisoft. Other than that, exclusives are simulators, RTS, and MMOS… all of which I hate (right click, wait for bar to fill up, click again… This is fun?).

    • Dougdec92


    • Gamez Rule

      Or do what I have done like many other gamers and buy all ☺

    • Psionicinversion

      *this reply cut short cus stupid disqus lost the full one*

      hahah yeah, your in the minority though i think that does actually do that. One of my mates has decided to give up on xbox, think hes just fed up with it.

      Think spencer is a bit on the ropes with xbox and even though sony fanboys would love an PS5 announcement at E3 its not needed. I doubt Scorpio will be special enough for people to flock to it. cus there x86 all games should really be backwards compatible with future consoles if they arent then probably cut off on purpose unless for reason it gets to technically challenging in the future.

      I pre-ordered my 1700X and gigabyte gaming k7 MB so ill have my new system up and running 2nd March. I know its not going to beat kabylake but 4Ghz is fine for me and cpu get less important at 4K anyway which i should be transitioning to this year.

    • Gamez Rule

      Being honest I’m starting to wonder if it’s worth me keeping Xbone myself and yes I’m getting a bit fed up with MS/Xbox too.

      PS5 isn’t needed IMO and I can’t see PS5 at E3 this year, but Phil IMO needs to let us Xbone gamers know what is coming to us as console exclusives as otherwise what’s the point in having the console? Think you know what I’m getting at.

    • Psionicinversion

      Yeah but according to sony fanboys sony needs to respond… waste of time talking to most of them. greater than 2:1 sales and sony has to respond to a console that will probably sell like crap. doubt it.

      they always save new announcements for E3 unless a games coming out before it. apparently theres some big news!!! im actually surprised that none of the hardcore xbox guys have picked up on Phil talking about PC exclusives, unless Phil is going to just give some E3 time to some PC games. I swear if MS has cut a check that Roberts cant refuse and Star Citizen/SQ42 will be windows store only game im refunding the day after but that isnt likely to happen… i hope.

      FH3 is quite a good game but like the sony games im not interested in most of them. I was interested in scalebound but thats out the window now.

      Spencer not wanting to lock down timed exclusivity for games or dlc now is a dumb stupid mistake. if theres no price war sony could probably buy it cheap and then everyone would just go play on playstation then xbox is done for. Might be good for the gamers but only if all sides are playing like that

    • Gamez Rule

      Good views,

    • Psionicinversion

      yeah well a lot of stuff condensed into one little post. wish i never got into all this rubbish a few years ago, its all meaningless in the end i suppose

    • Reclaimer13

      I stopped gaming on pc when I met a girl and lost my virginity a few years ago.

    • Psionicinversion

      hahaha yeah sure ok

    • Reclaimer13

      true story

    • Psionicinversion

      so you quit gaming when you got a girl…. wow you must be really under the thumb, what else did she tell you to quit!

    • Makaveli2

      Maybe it’s a Asian thing or because I have more game then you, but I’ve actually gotten head while play cs. My point is pc gaming has nothing to do with getting girls. I say Asian thing because I know a few hot Asian girls that play cs and moba.

    • Garrick Damarell

      There’s no real point in owning an Xbox right now. They release all there exclusives on PC. The switch, well I am look foreword to seeing it, won’t have enough games at lunch to be worth and the Scorpio simply doesn’t exist. I don’t why people are getting happy about a console that’s still got no real information about it.

      If you want to the best expierance for multi platforms play them on pc. ps4 has the best exclusives right now. The switch… well I’d wait and see but nothing Nintendo have done has ever been a bad call for me(although I own a DS not a home console from them).

    • Merlot

      Love the play anywhere myself. For me it is a good reason to own Xbox.

    • Makaveli2

      I prefer mk than controller for fps and moba.

    • Reclaimer13

      I don’t care about pc gaming. My solution is the best solution for console gamers. thanks.

  • crazy_black_man-

    Phil Spencer is full of Trump. He must be living in some alternate reality like that other Twitter loving clown.

  • Tomaterrrx

    Kudos Phil.

  • Mr Xrat

    Phil and his paper-thin “good guy” act is always hilarious.

  • how ya doin?

    Did Phil hit his head recently? How is this the “Best gen for Xbox”? If anything the Xbox 360 and the original Xbox were far better than the Xbox one.

    • Gamez Rule

      ““Strange comments. Xbox is having a good gen, our best yet. XB1S strong
      since launch. Can always improve but proud of where we are.””

      I read that and thought…..Nope! I wouldn’t say Xbone is having a good gen let alone being their best yet as I gamed far more on 360 last gen as it offered more to me as a gamer than what Xbone is offering this gen, and as for his *proud* comment on where they are now is not a good sign if you ask me as PS4 is clearly leading in everything this gen when last gen it was 360 90% of the time.

    • how ya doin?

      This just shows that Phil Spencer is just ruining the Xbox. What I dislike about what they did is putting their exclusives on PC as well. I know, it sounds veeerryy fanboyish but it just makes the Xbox lose its value.

    • Gamez Rule

      Read below what’s been stated from Phil himself… = PC, PC, PC, then stay with base xbone for 1080p as no point getting Scorpio for 4k, then grab Scorpio for 4k and not the Xbone, then everything is coming to Windows PC, PC, PC. ( or am I wrong? )


      “You and I lived through the transition from standard def to high definition, and that change was obvious to people.
      We’re doing more work on PC and I see the change to 4K resolution and some of the capabilities there, and that’s what we picked, to make 4K a design point for this box. So if we can’t hit true 4K this year, let’s not do it, even though that would have been easier.

      We said let’s do it next year, because it’s really part of this vision of trying to create this cross-platform vision of games across Windows and console to define entry points for people.

      *If I’m a customer with a 1080p TV, you should go buy an Xbox One. That’s a great box for a 1080p television, and there’s no reason to go buy something that supports 4K right now*. If you got a 4K television, we’ve got a box coming for you.

      If you just play on Windows, we want to make sure we’re investing in it fully if you’re not on console. That vision we’ve been talking about in pieces”

  • Gamez Rule
  • Knowles222

    PS4 and Sony are kicking bum and chewing bubblegum, they are so far ahead it embarrassing, an games like Horizons are only going to accelerate this if Xbox don’t find something, anything compete against it.

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