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Xbox One X: Microsoft Exec Hints at VR to Rival the PlayStation 4

Microsoft dropped a hint Wednesday that the Xbox One X could support virtual reality in a future update — putting it in direct competition with the PlayStation VR. Panos Panay, Microsoft’s corporate vice president of devices, said that the Xbox platform doesn’t currently support such headsets, but consumers may in the future “start to see that happen” with the Windows Mixed Reality range of devices. “Mixed reality can span in so many different forms,” Panay …

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Xbox One’s Backwards Compatibility Is Not Ignored, Exec Says

One of the Xbox One’s standout features is backwards compatibility support for Xbox 360 games. There are more than 400 titles in the catalog right now, and the library is seemingly always growing. Microsoft is committed to backwards compatibility now and in the long run, Xbox boss Phil Spencer told GameSpot at the Brazil Game Show today. In June, there was a report that said Xbox One owners “largely ignore” the backwards compatibility feature. Microsoft …

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Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Is Not Being Ignored, Exec Says

One of the Xbox One’s standout features is backwards compatibility support for Xbox 360 games. There are more than 400 titles in the catalog right now, and the library is seemingly always growing. Microsoft is committed to backwards compatibility now and in the long run, Xbox boss Phil Spencer told GameSpot at the Brazil Game Show today. In June, there was a report that said Xbox One owners “largely ignore” the backwards compatibility feature. Microsoft …

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Microsoft Exec On Xbox One X — “It’s Not For Everybody”

In just a few weeks, Microsoft will launch a new console in the form of the Xbox One X. A more powerful version of the Xbox One, the system arrives on November 7, priced at $500 in the United States. While Microsoft of course expects it to sell well (the pre-orders are apparently strong already), Xbox boss Phil Spencer has now reiterated that the lower-cost Xbox One S model will remain Microsoft’s best-selling console this …

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Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Isn’t Being Ignored, Exec Says

One of the Xbox One’s standout features is backwards compatibility support for Xbox 360 games. There are more than 400 titles in the catalog right now, and the library is seemingly always growing. Microsoft is committed to backwards compatibility now and in the long run, Xbox boss Phil Spencer told GameSpot at the Brazil Game Show today. In June, there was a report that said Xbox One owners “largely ignore” the backwards compatibility feature. Microsoft …

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It’s A Myth That Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Is Ignored, Exec Says

One of the Xbox One’s standout features is backwards compatibility support for Xbox 360 games. There are more than 400 titles in the catalog right now, and the library is seemingly always growing. Microsoft is committed to backwards compatibility now and in the long run, Xbox boss Phil Spencer told GameSpot at the Brazil Game Show today. In June, there was a report that said Xbox One owners “largely ignore” the backwards compatibility feature. Microsoft …

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The Xbox One X Is “Its Own Thing,” Not Just an Upgrade, Says Microsoft Exec

by Tanner Dedmon | October 1, 2017 Microsoft isn’t having too much trouble convincing gamers of the Xbox One X’s power, but to those who remain hesitant and consider the new console more of an upgrade or a half-step, Microsoft wants to be clear that it’s a standalone console and is “its own thing.” Albert Penello, the senior director of Xbox console marketing, spoke to What’s Good Games recently about their upcoming Xbox One …

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PUBG exec clarifies objection to Fortnite Battle Royale: ‘it’s not about the idea itself, it’s about Epic Games’

As we reported early on Friday, the release of Fortnite Battle Royale, a 100-player last-man standing game mode for Epic Games base-building FPS, drew criticism from PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ development team, specifically Bluehole VP and executive producer Changhan Kim. Bluehole’s press release expressed concern that Fortnite “may be replicating the experience for which PUBG is known” and that Bluehole was contemplating “further action.” Bluehole contacted PC Gamer Friday evening to clarify its objection to Fortnite Battle …

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Former Sony And Microsoft Exec: Nintendo Has Surprised Me With Switch

Phil Harrison may be concerned with investing in new game companies these days but he’s got a long and proud history as a major player in the industry. He was instrumental in launching the PlayStation at Sony in the mid-90s and eventually rose to the position of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios president before parting with the Japanese firm in 2008. In 2012, he would join Sony’s rival Microsoft as corporate vice president, where he would …

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PS4 And Xbox Aren’t Growing Gaming Like Nintendo Switch Says Ex-Sony And Microsoft Exec

(Photo: Nintendo/Sony/Microsoft) Almost nobody has more high-level experience in the video game industry than Phil Harrison. He’s one of the few men to take multiple sides in the console wars – from 1992 to 2008, Harrison worked for Sony, eventually becoming boss of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, and from 2012 to 2015 he was vice president of Microsoft Game Studios. So yeah, when this guy has something to say about the current state of home …

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Nintendo Exec Explains Why Switch Cross-Play With Xbox One And PC Exists

Last week at E3 2017, Nintendo and Microsoft surprised many fans by announcing that Rocket League and Minecraft would be cross-play compatible between Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC players. We’ve already heard a lot from Xbox boss Phil Spencer about why this functionality is possible, and today we got Nintendo’s side of the story. In an interview with GamesBeat, Nintendo of America corporate communications director Charlie Scibetta explained the thinking behind allowing Switch players …

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Microsoft E3 2017: Xbox One X Is A Great Value At $500, Exec Says

One of the biggest talking points around the Xbox One X this week has been its $500 price. That’s higher than some, including a number of analysts, thought it would be. It is the most powerful console ever made, and Microsoft never backed away from saying it would have a premium price point, but still, some are feeling sticker shock given it’s $100 more than PS4 Pro. Now, Xbox engineering lead Mike Ybarra has weighed …

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E3 2017: Xbox Exec Wants Cross-Play With PS4, Praises Nintendo

Speaking to GameSpot today at E3, Microsoft’s Dave McCarthy discussed cross-play with competing platforms. Specifically, he opened up on why Xbox Live-PSN cross-play might not happen anytime soon, while he also discussed how Nintendo has been a “great partner” in this department. McCarthy said he’s hopeful that Sony will respond to Microsoft’s invitation to connect PSN to Xbox Live. At Microsoft’s E3 briefing this week, Microsoft announced that Minecraft would support cross-play between Xbox One …

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Xbox One Exec Responds To Report About Low Backwards Compatibility Usage

Earlier this week, a report claimed that Xbox One owners “largely ignore” the console’s backwards compatibility functionality. Now, Microsoft has responded. Xbox chief marketing officer Mike Nichols shared some data points on Twitter today about backwards compatibility usage. He said around half of all Xbox One owners have used backwards compatibility, accruing more than 508 million collective hours playing Xbox 360 games on Xbox One. This is up from 145 million hours in August 2016 …

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Xbox One exec on rocky launch: ‘You have to earn fans’

In the run-up to the Xbox One’s 2013 launch, Yusuf Mehdi, then the chief marketing officer for Xbox, summoned tremendous gamer outrage when he suggested to advertising colleagues that the Kinect sensor could analyze user behavior to help them place ads. In a post published on LinkedIn on Saturday, Mehdi spoke of the lessons he and Microsoft’s Xbox division learned in that beleaguered launch year, and the realization that companies might stock showcase events with …

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