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Today, the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences said that head of Microsoft Gaming, Phil Spencer, would receive its Lifetime Achievement Award due to his contributions to the industry.
If you've been reading Neowin for the past few days, you know that it's been a busy week in the Microsoft-verse due to a major acquisition, and a new program from Google. Find out more in our recap!
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and CEO of Gaming Phil Spencer sent out some emails to staff following the announcement of the Activision acquisition. Find out what both of them had to say here.
In a surprise announcement, Microsoft has revealed that it is buying Activision Blizzard in an all-cash deal worth $68.7 billion. Activision has been in a lot of hot water recently due to lawsuits.
Microsoft had lots of stuff to announce this week including tons of Windows 10 and Windows 11 builds, a surprise drop for Halo Infinite Multiplayer, and enhancements to its Edge browser.
Xbox chief Phil Spencer has shared his thoughts on the state of NFTs and blockchain in gaming, saying that the current implementations are experimental in nature and feel very exploitative.
Phil Spencer has said that future Bethesda titles without contractual obligations will only be available on platforms where Xbox Game Pass exists, confirming Xbox ecosystem exclusivity.
In an interview, Phil Spencer has stated that Microsoft is under no pressure to release upcoming Bethesda games on PlayStation platforms to recoup its $7.5 billion ZeniMax Media purchase.
A savvy Reddit user spotted Microsoft's head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, using an early version of Project xCloud for Windows 10, which will let you stream your Xbox games to your computer.
A lat has happened this week, including the departure of the studio head for The Coalition, Rod Fergusson. We've also seen the Surface Duo in the wild, and a new Fast ring build. Catch up below.
In a new interview, Microsoft's Phil Spencer and Kareem Choudhry talked a little more about their plans with Project xCloud. They also showed off the actual hardware that xCloud will be running on.
In an interview this week, Xbox chief Phil Spencer was asked about the rumor about Xbox Game Pass coming to the Nintendo Switch, and he confirmed that it's just not a priority right now.
Xbox head Phil Spencer has confirmed that Microsoft's upcoming Xbox console will indeed have an optical disc drive, saying "right now physical is a choice that millions of people love."
Phil Spencer stated today that video games are a unifying force for the world. Noting Microsoft's commitment to inclusive gaming, a number of steps have been outlined to improve this aspect.
Phil Spencer opined in a recent interview that game streaming mass market adoption is quite a ways away, with consoles being the best way to play games for 'years and years' to come.
Xbox chief Phil Spencer has committed to fixing the issues present in the Microsoft Store, to make it a viable option for PC gamers in a market that is largely dominated by Valve's offering, Steam.
During a recent interview at E3, Phil Spencer shared the company's goals for the next generation of its gaming console, emphasising on the need for better framerates and faster start times.
As expected of Microsoft's head of gaming, Phil Spencer took aim at Sony over its anti-consumer stance regarding cross-play and sharing a Fortnite account between the PS4 and Nintendo Switch.
Microsoft's head of gaming, Phil Spencer, responded to fans' tweets by confirming this year's Xbox E3 briefing will be similar to last year in terms of time, running for about 100 minutes.
If you're a subscriber to Xbox Game Pass, the deal will become even sweater in the coming months, as the head of Xbox just revealed that all future exclusives will launch day-and-date on the service.
Booty, who was previously the head of Minecraft, has now been promoted to Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Studios, where he will oversee all of the company's publication efforts.
Head of gaming at Microsoft, Phil Spencer, is already teasing the company's upcoming briefing five months before E3 2018, hinting that there are some 'positive changes' in store for Xbox fans.
Phil Spencer has provided an update on the status of the Xbox One's backward compatibility feature and bringing original Xbox games to the program. He also teased new information about the Xbox One X.
The head honcho for Xbox expressed doubt at the possibility of Sony coming around and accepting Microsoft's invitation for cross-platform play between Playstation 4 and Xbox One users.
In a recent interview, Microsoft's head of gaming stressed that the upcoming console is aimed at enthusiasts and that the company expects its cheaper sibling to account for most sales.
According to Nadella's newly released book, Hit Refresh, the company's former CEOs and his predecessors didn't necessarily understand the appeal of the $2.5 billion purchase of Minecraft at the time.
Xbox chief, Phil Spencer, is now a part of Microsoft's inner circle of advisers. Spencer is now the Executive Vice President of gaming at the Redmond company. The company's SLT has 16 members.
Phil Spencer took to Twitter to inform interested buyers that Microsoft's Xbox One X console is almost ready to go on pre-order. Spencer also teased that 4K TV purchases could also bundle the One X.
When Microsoft failed to announce a date when fans could pre-order the upcoming Xbox One X, they were understandably disappointed, but a recent FCC filing points to an announcement coming soon.
343 Industries, the developer behind the massive Halo franchise, tweeted out a mysterious message regarding the game, with more announcements to follow. Could a new announcement be coming?
During a Q and A on Twitter, Xbox head Phil Spencer spilled the beans on the original Xbox backwards compatibility feature, which might disappoint several fans of old classics on Xbox One.
During an interview, developer Psyonix discussed the potential damage Sony could do to the industry by refusing to allow cross-console multiplayer between them and competing platforms.
A job listing from G3D's founder, Sandor Roberts, indicates that the Redmond corporation may be working on a title akin to the popular PlayStation 4-exclusive game. The listing is from two months ago.
In a recent interview, Xbox boss Phil Spencer indicated that he was interested in bringing emulation for original Xbox games and a Game Pass-like subscription service for games on PC.
Inspired by Microsoft's other products, head of Xbox Phil Spencer stated that the firm's first-party studios should try to be innovative and match the breakthroughs seen in other divisions.
Phil Spencer, the head of Xbox, has revealed the various challenges faced by game developers in recent times due to the rapid pace of innovation. He also has some ideas on how to solve them.
Xbox head Phil Spencer has optimistically hinted at a rather exciting possibility in the future - running Xbox 360 games on Windows 10 PCs. However, it is important to approach this idea with caution.
Microsoft's Phil Spencer has spoken of his love for Nintendo's "fantastic [games] and the memories that they have instilled in so many of us", saying that he'd "love to see Mario on Xbox".
Xbox executive Phil Spencer has shed light on his thoughts on the current state of VR, saying that it currently feels like "demos and experiments" and might take several years to hit the mainstream.