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Game Pass is “financially viable”, with Microsoft spending $1 billion per year to bring third-party games to it
Many things about Game Pass and the entire ecosystem around it are still shrouded in mystery. Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer has now shed some light on the service’s strategy and certain elements of its business model.
Microsoft reorganizes Xbox leadership to create “expanded gaming content organization” and better manage its studios
After closing the $68.7 billion Activision Blizzard deal, Microsoft is gearing up for its new chapter. The company has made some structural changes to Xbox’s leadership to better manage its portfolio of first-party studios and ensure further business growth.
Phil Spencer on Xbox future in case Activision Blizzard deal falls apart: “It’s not some linchpin for the long term”
The $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard is not an easy ride for Microsoft, which is still trying to convince regulators to clear it. Phil Spencer, however, is confident that the future of Xbox doesn’t depend on its outcome.
Phil Spencer: “We’ll continue to ship Call of Duty on PlayStation similar to what we’ve done with Minecraft”
Phil Spencer has once again opened up about Microsoft’s gaming plans and ambitions. The Xbox head discussed the future of Call of Duty, the acquisition of Activision Blizzard, and the current state of Game Pass.
Phil Spencer says Microsoft won’t press pause on acquisitions, comments on Call of Duty future
Xbox head Phil Spencer has opened up about Microsoft’s M&A activity. Despite the latest criticism of Microsoft’s upcoming acquisition of Activision Blizzard, the company has no plans to slow down on its investment strategy.
Phil Spencer on not virtue-shaming Activision Blizzard: “Xbox’s history is not spotless”
Xbox head Phil Spencer has opened up about the company’s relationship with Activision Blizzard amid the ongoing harassment scandal. While not going into a lot of detail, he noted that Xbox won’t publicly shame other publishers.
Phil Spencer reevaluating relationship with Activision while over 1300 employees petition to remove Bobby Kotick
Activision Blizzard continues to demand Bobby Kotick’s resignation as more than 1300 workers have already signed a petition. Xbox head Phil Spencer, meanwhile, expressed his concerns over the latest events, saying that Microsoft is now reevaluating its relationship with the controversial company.
Phil Spencer on TES VI being Xbox and PC exclusive: “It’s not about punishing any other platform”
It is not a secret that Bethesda’s upcoming sci-fi RPG Starfield will be available only on Xbox and PC. And now Phil Spencer said that the same goes for The Elder Scrolls VI, as Microsoft wants to give players a complex experience in terms of games, content, friend lists, and cloud features.
Phil Spencer on games accessibility and console wars: “There isn’t one business model to rule them all”
Xbox Head Phil Spencer has shared his thoughts on the current state and future of the games industry. He opened up about the importance of UGC content, meaninglessness of console wars, and breaking down entry barriers into gaming.