Interview with Phil Spencer - The future of the Xbox One

Microsoft's VP, Phil Spencer talks about the upcoming Xbox One release, the cloud, exclusive titles and the unconnected gamer.

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33 comments
tajirinere
tajirinere

There is a game that shows up right before Bastion when he's talking about the evolution of Xbox live. It's really pretty. Anybody know the title?

plaintomato
plaintomato

Who is the interviewer? Oh, the Microsoft Public Relations department? This is a commercial not an interview.

EngieTDR
EngieTDR

I'm just kind of worried about the longevity of the Xbox One. The thing isn't even off the shelves yet and it already can't play one of the least demanding games in 60FPS at a moderna resolution. Sure, the devs will learn how to get more out of the hardware as the generationgoes on, but the fact that it's already showing weakness in game performance is worrying to say the least. Hopefully the new consoels won't go to shit as fast as the PS3 and Xbox 360 did.

chechak7
chechak7

The future of the Xbox One is 720

Snakepond1
Snakepond1

I know us "GAMERS" like to shit on anyone wearing a suit or works for M$, but Phil Spencer seems to have his cards in order. The Xbox One has great exclusives for launch and great games down the pipe. I suggest before you comment at least watch the interview and judge for yourself. 

Dantes0007
Dantes0007

The future of the Xbone is Burn and Crash.

Cpt_Cosmonaut
Cpt_Cosmonaut

I wish they would "open up possibilities" for gamers and care more about gamers than developers. 

rawkstar007
rawkstar007

It was a good interview not only because he wasn't in the big sales pitch mode, but also because he didn't say anything stupid or flame worthy. Microsoft needed that for a change.

TehUndeadHorror
TehUndeadHorror

A very honest interview. I really wish more interviews were like this, and less a PR scheme to talk up their own studio/game.

lifegee13
lifegee13

Why can't I download videos from this website anymore?

blobby-blobby
blobby-blobby

I think Ryse is just to showcase what the new system can do. From the gameplay I have seen it doesn't look good, just button mashing till a prompt tells you to press a button for a QTE. Those types of game's aren't terrible (Remember Me etc) but gameplay is pretty bland.

BaDMantra
BaDMantra

I don't know what to think! In all honesty, I believe this console release for either company has and can't be a good one ... hardware issues, going back on their words once and again ... talking about offline when the intend is online, marketing studying users on their own living rooms to later on selling their data and have them spammed with adds ... rent games with a monthly fee ... it's hard for me to digest.

djmellowd
djmellowd

Great interview!!! Phil Spencer rulez!!! MICROSOFT has a vision unlike SONY and part of it is presented in this interview!!! Good job!!!

Sav117
Sav117

somehow i'm still not convinced

whatthegeek
whatthegeek

I especially like the part where he's talking about unconnected gamers and he references two DOWNLOADABLE games as having great offline experiences. 

pimpdogg
pimpdogg

@Snakepond1 Did he used to do this job for Sony?...no that was Phil Harrison, right?

solid_snake1461
solid_snake1461

@blobby-blobby you got a point there. Personally, I don't like those games. Because it's not a game, it's simply interactive-drama.

spectreSE7EN
spectreSE7EN

@blobby-blobby Agreed.  I think it will be a game that is fun to watch, not necessarily fun to play.  Eye candy.  If the story, music, action are fun and cinematic, it can still be a good entertaining experience, but it might not be that fun to actually play it.  But sometimes a good experience like that can help one overlook the lack of gameplay if everything else is executed beautifully, but usually that means the story needs to be solid and well written.  We'll see what happens when the reviews are in.  

XxAK47xX
XxAK47xX

@djmellowd sony is just riding the xbox bashing train. they are just sitting back waiting for an opportunity the poke fun of any bit of news. and then keep their moths shut. i like playstation but the way they do business is very foreign.

blobby-blobby
blobby-blobby

@djmellowd  

What is MS's vision. Bleed as much cash from their gamers as they can. We all know thats the real vision on the AdBox 180.

wizaard88
wizaard88

@djmellowd I like Albert Penello's interviews a little more - he seems to be more open and less PR. 

BaDMantra
BaDMantra

@dmdavenport @BaDMantra LOL! This was funny and unexpected XD ... 

I still wont buy a console and my reasons are the above sooo ... still on the ledge if that floats your boat.

robbiejones
robbiejones

@XxAK47xX @djmellowd im a sony fan and i admit at was it gamescon? when they took another shot at m$ on their conference saying how "while others have changed" etc...