Phil Spencer Teases E3 Announcements, Comments On Sony’s Marketing Deal And Vision For Xbox

‘We have a long term vision for Xbox.’

Posted By | On 23rd, May. 2017 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605

This hasn’t necessarily been the best or easiest year for Xbox so far- while Sony and the PS4 have seen the launch of several high profile exclusive titles, and Nintendo has launched the Switch with several high profile games, breaking all records in the process, the Xbox One has had a very quiet year, with the cancellation of the highly anticipated Scalebound being the biggest news on that front so far, sadly.

Undoubtedly, many are hoping that this changes come E3 this year- after all, it is possible that Microsoft is just saving the big guns for then, right? Posting on Twitter, Xbox boss Phil Spencer certainly expressed his satisfaction with how Microsoft’s E3 conference is shaping up.

Responding to a fan about all the marketing deals that Sony is striking for major third party games – Call of Duty, Far Cry, Destiny, Star Wars Battlefront, Red Dead Redemption – Spencer did note that these deals are good business, but that they cannot be the long term strategy for a platform.

As for what the long term strategy for Xbox is, Spencer said that it is to “build around gamers and games. Create the best place to play, respect the players, focus on developers, [and] build [innovative] first party games.’

Let’s hope we get to see Xbox put that plan into action at E3 this year. Microsoft’s E3 press conference will be held on June 11 at 2pm PT.

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  • Elie Barreto

    Lonnnnnnnggggggg term lolll

  • atomicjuicer

    1P games? He’s talking my language now.

    I’ll trade in my x1 for a Scorpio to go with my pro if there are some sweet single player titles.

    • Tru80zGamer

      I believe that’s short for 1st Party games…. although let’s hope a major slice of that strategy is indeed single player focused and not totally geared towards “live services” and “multiplayer driven”.

    • Sackboy612

      He meant first party games lmao

    • Mr Xrat

      In this context, 1P = first party.

  • GK

    wow,he is relax while lying 🙂 everyone know that he is full of bullsh….

    • KashIsKlay

      Except he turned around the division after Mattrick ruined it. Shut up troll.

    • crazy_black_man- ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      He did? How so? Still looks pretty ruined to the common observer. How are those new exclusives coming, and how many are there that you are looking forward to? How many new studios has he added to the Xbox brand’s portfolio lately?

    • Gamez Rule

      Agreed. And yes I’m still waiting…….for E3☺

    • Mr Xrat

      I’ll take “things that didn’t happen” for 300, Alex.

    • crazy_black_man- ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ


    • kee1haul

      Except that he actually has been more dedicated and honest to gamers than some.

    • crazy_black_man- ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      “Except that he actually has been more dedicated and honest to gamers than some”.

      He has? How so? DID you really actually need to own an Xbox One in order to play Quantum Break after all, like Phil had originally stated?

    • kee1haul

      got yourself some new friends?

    • Riggybro

      Careful… Phil is a religious figure to some…

  • Ocelot forgot his meds

    Phil is extremely confident. I smell Destiny 2 at 60fps.


    • efnet

      Sorry, Destiny can’t be 60fps if it’s 30fps on the regular xbox, there has been no dev known to man that has done such a thing.

    • Ocelot forgot his meds

      I tend to agree but there is a 1st time for everything. Interesting Xbox execs have been so aggressive now to clarify that there is no fps parity requirement for Xbox vs Scorpio. We shall see. Now is the time to break the mold, especially when there is no need for such a requirement.

    • kma99

      It wont happen. Just not a sound business decision for bungie

    • Robert Musillo

      Its not a sound business decision for either.

      People with a normal xbox vs normal ps4. Guess which one they will buy. Who wants to compete against people with an advantage.

    • Luke Skywalker

      So what about the option to play with the playerbase that you want… Either play with base Xbox at 30fps or Scorpio at 60fps?

      Where will the advantage be? I’ll tell you where its in my elite controller that’s where.

    • Mr Xrat

      Of course he is, he’s got a product to s***l and a dumb fanbase to keep going after a week of turmoil, retarded woodpecker.

    • Ocelot forgot his meds

      Shut your mouth mental rat.
      You are mentally disturbed…no one listens to a word you say.

    • Ryan Swift

      Don’t listen to that xrat tard, he has absolutely no idea what he’s talking about. Honestly a 5 year old is smarter then him.

    • Ocelot forgot his meds

      Oh trust me…I know !

    • Mr Xrat

      Keep crying, retarded woodpecker.

    • Smart guy

      Either way all games will look better on the Scorpio 🙂 kids are getting so scared the damage control from the puss station fans is getting worse and worse and will continue as the days go by. And that’s ok lots is coming to Xbox I would be too if I was a pony fan. And i got both consoles except the semi pro returned it the next day just wasn’t worth the money. Even bungie admitted it doesn’t have enough horsepower.

    • Hvd

      60fps xbox scorpio vs 30fps on xbox one =dead game.destiny is doa if its not the same frame rate.

      im not going to buy destiny 2 because im not getting a scorpio.

    • Ocelot forgot his meds

      Ime not buying Destiny cause the 1st one bored out me in 6 hours and the new game looks the same. PC games run at different Rez and frame rates and nothing is dead. Your brain is dead tho Sony licker.

    • Ryan Swift

      Well yes the scorpio is better specs wise to the pro, I don’t think bungie will make it 60fps on the scorpio due to xbox one being 30fps. You never know what they will do though.

  • JC

    Been talking about building around gamers and supporting developers for the last couple of years now. It’s time to see the fruits of this philosophy or STFU. There hasn’t been a single new IP, for either side, to really get excited over this gen.

    • Robert Musillo

      Maybe you should give up on gaming if you really think that there hasn’t been a single exclusive thats been interesting especially since PS4 had like 10+ in just last year.

      If you cant find a single IP your interested in 50+ games I either don’t take you seriously or you need to find a new hobby.

    • Luke Skywalker

      I believe he said “new IP”.
      The only one I saw was horizon zero dawn, but then after watching some videos and listen to some commentary I realized it was a good thing I didn’t spend my money.

    • Gamez Rule

      “There hasn’t been a single new IP, for either side, to really get excited over this gen”

      ‘Horizon Zero Dawn’ is a great game ( new IP ) Driveclub raised the bar in racing games ( new IP ) and that’s just two out of many with more coming

    • Ryan Swift

      Driveclub didn’t do anything, it was an absolutely awful game.

    • Gamez Rule

      After all the updates and support it became a very good game, and still raised the bar for racing games.

    • Ryan Swift

      Oh God you’re a delusional fanboy, it didn’t raise anything. There are far better racing games out there, all the game did was flop extremely hard.

  • crazy_black_man- ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    I just read this fool has made a multimillion dollar deal with Sony to allow Scorpio some licenses to play certain upcoming PS4 exclusives like the Last of Us 2, Spiderman, Days Gone, and Being Human. These games won’t be available to the regular Xbox One, or the One S library of games. He’s going to announce it at E3.

    • EVD1202

      highly doubt that

  • Gamez Rule

    So we are still waiting for E3 I take it☺☺☺

  • Roger Heflin

    I am waiting to enter the 8th generation till the Scorpio comes out … CAN’T WAIT… Give me some great Single Player Games to play and some great RPGs ( single player) I am still playing my 100+ games on my Xbox360 Elite that I bought 3.5 years ago, also late in the console 7th generation… love my Xbox360… Can’t wait for the most powerful console and the best console ever made… just get me some great games.

  • Mr Xrat

    Fifth straight day of damage control from Uncle Phil and his disgusting goons and fifth straight day of panic from Xgimps who are finally just now starting to twig that the Shitpio isn’t the beast monster they desperately wanted it to be.

    June 2016, “we designed Shitpio as a 4K machine.” May 2017: “D-developers can choose what compromises to make.” What a debacle.

    • Luke Skywalker

      You seem to be the one in damage + panic mode.

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    • Ryan Swift

      Don’t listen to them, they obviously have no idea what they’re talking about. Plus the fact theh called the scorpio shitpio just makes them look 12 years old (possibly even younger).
      They seem jealous by the fact the scorpio beats the pro specs wise.

    • Mr Xrat

      I’m the one laughing at Xgimps shattered at Destiny 2 30fps on all consoles.

      June 2016, “we designed Shitpio as a 4K machine.” May 2017: “D-developers can choose what compromises to make.” What went so wrong, Xgimp?

    • Evil_Annie_2015

      You’re laughing for having the weaker console? Why are the Sony fanboys so easy to make fun of?…. 🙂

      Remember, bungie hasn’t confirmed final resolution for the Pro and It will be very funny if Bungie reveals that the Pro version of their cartoony game will be FAKE 4K (Checkerboard) on the Pro and True 4K on Project Scorpio…Stay tuned…;)

    • Luke Skywalker

      Weird….. So you’re rejoicing because you feel the ps4pro is going to hold back the Xbox Scorpio?

    • Hvd

      we dont listen to phil over here on xbox side.if i had a dollar for ever time he said its good for business id be rich…lol.

    • Dan Neal

      Why are all the posts after Scorpio articles Rife with Negative PS4 Fanbois??? Almost like Sony is planting Negative articles or something… Very Odd.

    • Dougdec92

      4- 4 -4- 4k 6 -6 -6- 60fffffffff ps….

  • stopbeingafanboy

    Phil should be a politician.

  • Hvd

    phil spencer”we are so proud of sony have all the markting rights for every AAA title coming out its good for business”….STFU phil you own fan base is getting tired of you bending over for sony.

  • SalvagedXBot

    Phil and his team have done good work on the hardware for the xbox brand with the xbox one s and with the upcoming release of the scorpio. Also I like what he says about marketing deals not being their strategy mainly because I believe that allows for more funds to be invested in 1P games. So with that said I’m excited for xbox’s e3. I hope people are excited for e3 no matter what platform they play on, great games = great times.

  • Hvd

    im an xbox guy i know all that phil just needs to STFU.

  • Hvd

    $20 says after e3 phil will say “good job sony way to put on a great show its all good for business cant wait to play those exclusives.”….lol

  • Dougdec92

    Jekyll and Hyde again with them poems, just release the beast of the Scorpio already and by its power, thought shalt be forgiven.


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