Stephen Elop is taking over Xbox Division at Microsoft

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#1 Edited by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

The guy who was one the contenders to become microsoft ceo is taking over the xbox division. He also went on record saying he would to get rid of the xbox to make Microsoft more focus on software

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I don't know how i feel about this, but hey anything is better then this turd

#2 Posted by silversix_ (14639 posts) -

In early 2014 we see UK price drop. By the end of 2014 it will be sold $100 less everywhere. In 2015 the system will be sold for $250 and in 2016 completely discontinued. At least Windows 9 won't be running in 720p.

#3 Edited by super600 (30667 posts) -

He can't get rid of the xbox division anyway if he controls the division the xbox is in now since a move like that has to be approved by MS's CEO.MS's ceo likes the xbox division so elop is kinda powerless if he controls that division.

#4 Edited by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

@silversix_ said:

In early 2014 we see UK price drop. By the end of 2014 it will be sold $100 less everywhere. In 2015 the system will be sold for $250 and in 2016 completely discontinued. At least Windows 9 won't be running in 720p.

xbox costed $700 in uk while ps4 was pushing under $600. what did you exspect lol

#5 Posted by CrashNBurn281 (400 posts) -

It is an unknown right now. I guess you would have to look at his track record to see how well he does his job. His personal feelings towards Xbox should not influence how he does his job if he wants to keep it.

#6 Posted by misterpmedia (3387 posts) -

#7 Posted by tyloss (829 posts) -

This could be bad.

#8 Edited by getyeryayasout (7535 posts) -

His last name is just one letter away from being Flop. Ominous.

#9 Edited by CrownKingArthur (4812 posts) -
@crashnburn281 said:

It is an unknown right now. I guess you would have to look at his track record to see how well he does his job. His personal feelings towards Xbox should not influence how he does his job if he wants to keep it.

well said mate.

#10 Edited by SolidTy (43389 posts) -

Well, Stephen Elop may be looking to offload the brand in the next few years. He definitely will be focused on making profit. This is a strange-ass choice to lead the Xbox brand.

The guy that wants to offload Xbox from M$ is put in charge of Xbox...

#11 Edited by AppleFan1991 (3074 posts) -

@tyloss said:

This could be bad.

This could be good.

#12 Posted by GrenadeLauncher (4923 posts) -

All hail Stephen Elop, the saviour of video games!

#13 Edited by Master_ShakeXXX (13361 posts) -

Wow, the dude who played M. Bison in the Street Fighter film The Legend of Chun Li is taking over the Xbox division? That's freakin crazy.

#14 Edited by Master_ShakeXXX (13361 posts) -

@SolidTy said:

Well, Stephen Elop may be looking to offload the brand in the next few years. He definitely will be focused on making profit. This is a strange-ass choice to lead the Xbox brand.

The guy that wants to offload Xbox from M$ is put in charge of Xbox...

I like where this is going...

#15 Posted by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

@Master_ShakeXXX said:

Wow, the dude who played M. Bison in the Street Fighter film The Legend of Chun Li is taking over the Xbox division? That's freakin crazy.

what? really? lol

@getyeryayasout said:

His last name is just one letter away from being Flop. Ominous.

ooo god, 5 years on system wars here we go!

#16 Posted by navyguy21 (12886 posts) -

@SolidTy said:

Well, Stephen Elop may be looking to offload the brand in the next few years. He definitely will be focused on making profit. This is a strange-ass choice to lead the Xbox brand.

The guy that wants to offload Xbox from M$ is put in charge of Xbox...

He isnt the CEO, he cant offload Xbox even if he wanted to. He is in charge of devices and services, which makes sense since they bought Nokia.

If he wants to keep his job, he'll make sure Xbox and Windows Phone are successes. Attempting to sell either would get him fired.

#17 Edited by Couth_ (10128 posts) -

Inb4 they sell xbox to AMAZON

#18 Edited by Locutus_Picard (3980 posts) -

Xbox is DONE. This is the same guy that wanted to ditch xbox.

#JumpOut

#19 Posted by Solid_Max13 (3548 posts) -

@Master_ShakeXXX said:

Wow, the dude who played M. Bison in the Street Fighter film The Legend of Chun Li is taking over the Xbox division? That's freakin crazy.

LMAO!! I kinda lol'ed a little bit

#20 Edited by FragTycoon (6430 posts) -

I expect nothing but good things to come from this.

#21 Edited by SolidTy (43389 posts) -

@navyguy21 said:

@SolidTy said:

Well, Stephen Elop may be looking to offload the brand in the next few years. He definitely will be focused on making profit. This is a strange-ass choice to lead the Xbox brand.

The guy that wants to offload Xbox from M$ is put in charge of Xbox...

He isnt the CEO, he cant offload Xbox even if he wanted to. He is in charge of devices and services, which makes sense since they bought Nokia.

If he wants to keep his job, he'll make sure Xbox and Windows Phone are successes. Attempting to sell either would get him fired.

Correct and I never said he was CEO. He'll be working with the CEO though. He was put in charge of Xbox for a reason though, reason's we aren't privy too. There are other moves at at Mr. Elop's disposal as head of Xbox that I was hinting at as it was made clear by the OP Elop's not the CEO. He is in an advisory position to the CEO and his influence as head of Xbox is surely peculiar. I remember this guy making waves months ago.

In an effort to keep my post shorter than usual, it seems I was misunderstood.

It's clear, Elop has a job to do and as I said above, he will be centered on making profit for the Xbox Brand. What does making profit entail (w/Xbox) and what kinds of measures is Elop going to enforce? It's rhetorical. I'm not interested in vast speculation without at least watching the rest of this year play out under his direction.

I also said Elop was an odd choice. What Mr. Elop wants and what he is required to do as Xbox head can and may be two different things. What we have been informed on so far may not be all the news we want to hear. The CEO and M$ may have much bigger plans for the Xbox Brand and Mr. Elop would be aware of these plans, but we certainly would not be. All we can do is read what he's said, look at what he's done, and notice he's now the head of Xbox.

#22 Posted by iloveatlus (276 posts) -

He won't be for gamer, that's for sure.

#23 Edited by ominous_titan (721 posts) -

Smart business move, hes Xbox biggest critic so since he understands it's problems he can correct them. This is very good news for xbox

#24 Edited by ReadingRainbow4 (14111 posts) -

@misterpmedia said:

Theme song for Microsoft's Xbox divison.

I wish that I could turn back time, Because now the sales aren't all mine.

Can't live without the trust from the ones you love.

I know we can't forget the past.

When I tried to fuck you in the ass.

Because of that it's killing me inside.

#25 Edited by EndlessInfinity (219 posts) -

If he somehow manage to sells the xbox division to another company than people would have deal with the policy from the new owners which could be better or worse but hey I'm all ears if that happens.

Not like MS will lose much anyways.

#26 Edited by Heil68 (44658 posts) -

Be interesting to see what hes does, that's for sure.

#27 Posted by EnergyAbsorber (4894 posts) -

I believe Stephen Flop will have a huge impact.

#28 Edited by Bigboi500 (29954 posts) -

Well there goes any hope for securing any future exclusives, or building up their own devs. Once again Microsoft will depend on third party software to carry their console, might be a problem for them since they'll have the worst versions of them.

#29 Posted by Salt_The_Fries (8821 posts) -

You'd have to be a horrible human being to hate gaming so much so that you'd close a gaming division. Plus video game business is a vein of gold, you'd really have to be inept not to attempt to bite a huge chunk of it off.

#30 Posted by treedoor (7648 posts) -

Xboned

#31 Edited by Effec_Tor (294 posts) -

He's a vulture capitalists of the worst kind.. expect jobs to be lost or the xbox division sold off.

#32 Posted by me3x12 (1765 posts) -

@ominous_titan said:

Smart business move, hes Xbox biggest critic so since he understands it's problems he can correct them. This is very good news for xbox

This it's called keep your friends close your enemy's closer.

#33 Posted by SEANMCAD (5464 posts) -

getting rid of xbox is a good move. I am not just saying that to be spiteful. For Microsoft specifically in this current technological situation that is directly related to them it makes good business sense.

#34 Posted by GrenadeLauncher (4923 posts) -

#TeamElop

#35 Edited by SolidTy (43389 posts) -

@super600 said:

He can't get rid of the xbox division anyway if he controls the division the xbox is in now since a move like that has to be approved by MS's CEO.MS's ceo likes the xbox division so elop is kinda powerless if he controls that division.

But you, I, and the rest of us don't know what that CEO's intentions are. We don't know all the reason's Elop was chosen, we are only privey to some select PR and we have to swallow that down like the good little flock.

We can't assume anything, including the CEOs future plans and intentions.

#36 Posted by lglz1337 (3778 posts) -

he wants to get rid of xbox don't expect much effort from this guy

#37 Posted by Shewgenja (9297 posts) -

Today must have been my birthday or something LOL

#38 Edited by WitIsWisdom (3786 posts) -

That guy looks shady as hell. A great fit for MS head management.

Seriously though... that guy looks like he would sell his own child into slave labor for a new mousepad. lolLooks can be deceiving but I would be willing to bet this guy doesn't know a damn thing about gaming.

I mean really? lol... They could have at least picked someone who doesn't look like he was the guy who taught mike Tyson to chew ears off...scowlin' straight scowlin' lol.... too funny.

*Edit* I jut realized who this guy reminds me of... its SLUGWORTH... Bring me an everlasting Gobstopper!

#39 Posted by Basinboy (11177 posts) -

The guy who sold Nokia off and wanted to do the same to Xbox is now going to run that division.

I can only imagine where this might be headed.

#40 Edited by Cheleman (7680 posts) -

First Sega, now MS?

Can anybody stop SONY and the DOMINATION? how about Nintendo? lololol naaaaaaah xD

#41 Edited by lamprey263 (23973 posts) -

What the fucking heck?! The guy has no ideas for the Xbox division except to get rid of it. It's like Republicans that hate government and say it's the problem and should be done away with, and people go electing them into office to make government incompetence a self fulfilling prophecy.

#42 Posted by GrenadeLauncher (4923 posts) -

Stephen Elop's going to summarily execute the Shitbone and when it happens the tears will be glorious.

#43 Posted by CrashNBurn281 (400 posts) -

I am seriously perplexed at the amount of people that want a one console market. You trash the competition like it is a bad thing.

In a way I hope some of these geniuses get their wish. The ramifications will be interesting to say the least.

Publishers are already looking at going mobile. Many developers are already stating that making AAA titles is getting increasingly difficult and expensive. Mobile on the other hand is easy, effective, and the cost return is minimal. Enough publishers start switching and there will be no more games on consoles besides first party titles.

There is a reason a lot of analysists are predicting the death of console gaming. Calling consoles dinsosaurs and the like. The money is in mobile games and publishers know it. Each generation is getting more expensive to develop for, but the consumer wont have increased costs. You people will resist any attempt developers attempt to make more profits. Screaming that they are milking money from their customers.

The combined platform totals of the three systems is the potential for good multiplatform releases. The more games sold, even if its on a competing platform, is good for the industry. All the signs are there. I do not own an Xbox One, but I sure as hell hope it has success. Your idea that if Microsoft gets out someone will be there to replace them. I wouldn't be so sure. Anyone looking to get into the traditional console market would have to make their mind up that they are going to lose revenue right from the start. It isn't until you get a good install base that you start making money from the investments. Amazon might get into the games business, but look for it to be much like the Ouya or the like. Why do you think that Sony and Microsoft want a long console lifespan? Its because if they didn't they would be doing nothing more than losing money on these ventures.

No one is looking to get into the traditional console market. It is archaic. The returns do not show up into later in the platform. You have to spend a shit ton of money in R&D, and then make the money in the long term. GOD forbid you have a RROD. If a normal (non multibillion dollar company) had put out a Playstation 3, or had a 360 RROD issue, they would have went bankrupt.

Apple isn't going to get into the regular console business. No one is. Keep dreaming. You don't make enough money off of them. Apple is making more money off of games being on their phones then a damn console would make them.

#44 Posted by FoxbatAlpha (7167 posts) -

I want to welcome him to my family. If he sells or kills the Xbox brand....................I will hunt him down with a army of terminators. LOL.

Seriously, Sony has their backs against the wall and now is not the time to make these changes when your competitor is on life support.

#45 Edited by ACP_45 (429 posts) -

Lol CEO's has little authority when the big shareholders want something done..... CEO'S cant do what they want.... The share holders are in control

#46 Posted by blue_hazy_basic (27787 posts) -

SMH @ some of the posts in here.

#47 Edited by seanmcloughlin (38216 posts) -

@blue_hazy_basic said:

SMH @ some of the posts in here.

SW gonna SW

#48 Edited by _HazBro_ (124 posts) -

Considering his track record, he's a horrible choice. He completely destroyed Nokia and he's stated in the past he'd sell off the Xbox division.

#49 Posted by MBirdy88 (8241 posts) -

So... peasants.

we have.....

Nintendo - flushing its console market down the toilet.

Sony - In so much red that things look bad.

Microsoft - Xbox lead by a vulture capitalist that doesn't even like the xbox division.

.... more na dmore games becoming pathetic mobile games.

...

Re-roll PC now, save yourself the tears.

#50 Posted by Animal-Mother (26962 posts) -

@FoxbatAlpha said:

I want to welcome him to my family. If he sells or kills the Xbox brand....................I will hunt him down with a army of terminators. LOL.

Seriously, Sony has their backs against the wall and now is not the time to make these changes when your competitor is on life support.

But it seems to be going well..... Maybe certain divisions. But SCE is really dominating no holds bar. Also as far as backs against the wall, MS has already essentially cut the price of the one and is now giving away titanfall for free.... THAT's backs against the wall.