Phil Spencer is the new Head of Xbox

#11PominAusPosted 3/31/2014 7:41:48 AM
Thanks TC. This is great news for Xbox One.
#12SuperSuikodenPosted 3/31/2014 7:44:23 AM
Good news. Best option available.
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#13BoomerHelllPosted 3/31/2014 7:57:57 AM
great news. he is almost the whole reason they came back from the DRM fiasco
#14yanksfan4247Posted 3/31/2014 8:00:08 AM
Steven Elop is in charge of Xbox hardware and Spencer is Xbox software. Things are looking good.
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#15ElPolloDiablo87Posted 3/31/2014 8:07:21 AM(edited)
yanksfan4247 posted...
Steven Elop is in charge of Xbox hardware and Spencer is Xbox software. Things are looking good.

No, Phil reports to Terry Myerson, who is head of the Operating System group. Doesn't sound like Elop will have anything to do with Xbox.

Next, I have asked Phil Spencer to take on a new role leading Xbox, combining the Xbox and Xbox Live development teams with the Microsoft Studios team. Phil will report to Terry Myerson, allowing us to keep gaming close to the group developing operating systems across devices. In this new job, Phil will lead the Xbox, Xbox Live, Xbox Music and Xbox Video teams, and Microsoft Studios. Combining all our software, gaming and content assets across the Xbox team under a single leader and aligning with the OSG team will help ensure we continue to do great work across the Xbox business, and bring more of the magic of Xbox to all form factors, including tablets, PCs and phones. Phil will continue his close partnership with Yusuf Mehdi, who leads business strategy and marketing for Xbox, George Peckham, who heads up third-party partnerships and Mike Angiulo, who will continue leading Xbox hardware. Over the years, Phil’s team at Microsoft Studios has helped build a community of more than 80 million Xbox owners and 48 million Xbox Live members through blockbuster game franchises such as “Halo,” “Gears of War,” “Kinect Sports,” “Fable,” “Forza Motorsport” and many others. He’s helped drive the development of brand-new entertainment offerings like the partnership with the NFL and the formation of Xbox Entertainment Studios. I love the way the Xbox team is focused on great games and gaming experiences (go, “Titanfall”!), connects with its fans, pushes the boundary of entertainment and has embraced the power of the cloud in such interesting and impactful ways. Phil is the right person to lead Xbox forward.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/misc/2014/mar14/03-31corpemail.aspx
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#16BoomerHelllPosted 3/31/2014 8:23:58 AM
found this as well
http://news.xbox.com/2014/03/xbox-one-a-new-day-at-xbox
#17ScorpeXPosted 3/31/2014 8:42:18 AM
That guy deserved to be fired (I mean quit) for the mess he made of Xbox 1.

TV BOX LOL
#18L4YER_CAKEPosted 3/31/2014 8:52:07 AM
What in the actual **** are you guys talking about? This blazer over t-shirt wearing douche being in charge is anything but good news.
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#19ElPolloDiablo87Posted 3/31/2014 9:06:44 AM
L4YER_CAKE posted...
What in the actual **** are you guys talking about? This blazer over t-shirt wearing douche being in charge is anything but good news.

ScorpeX posted...
That guy deserved to be fired (I mean quit) for the mess he made of Xbox 1.

TV BOX LOL

The Sony fanboys don't like it, so even better news for Xbox!
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#20aszsithPosted 3/31/2014 9:24:25 AM
A month ago all the talk on this site (and even some journalist outlets) was "Elop is going to kill off the Xbox division". I recall telling them that was crazy then, and now look. Spencer is being heralded as the savior of the brand. It is absolutely astonishing how quickly people who know little about business will just swing back and forth with their opinion based on one little news story about a stranger getting a new job.
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