Microsoft’s Phil Spencer Talks Gamescom, Possible Future Events, Project Scorpio, Xbox One S and More

on August 4, 2016 3:23 PM

Today Xbox Division Head Phil Spencer had one of his usual Twitter sprees, mentioning that he won’t be at Gamescom, teasing future events, and talking more about the Xbox platform.

We learn that Aaron Greenberg will be representing Xbox at Gamescom, but Microsoft will have more announcements for the fall.

Spencer also confirmed that he likes the idea of events akin to PlayStation Experience, like the X0 events Microsoft used to host in the past.

We then hear that things are “progressing well” with Phantom Dust.

Spencer mentioned that he’d love a Spotify app on Xbox One, and it would be great to have every major music services on board.

The team is also looking at more easy way to use their own music as background music.

The Xbox team intends to do more free game weekends.

Apparently, they’re also working on backward compatibility for Blue Dragon on Xbox One.

According to spencer, the teams are already at work on Project Scorpio on the hardware, the platform and even the games.

Incidentally to an user who asked if he recommended to buy the Xbox One S if he already owns the original Xbox One, Spencer responded to do so if he owns a 4K TV, otherwise if he has a standard TV and mainly uses the console to play games, the upgrade is mainly in the design: “waiting isn’t a bad choice at all.”

He also mentioned that the goal for Project Scorpio is to work with all 4K and HDR TVs.

Last, but not least, Spencer talked on how sharing the plans about Project Scorpio early did not overshadow the Xbox One S.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.
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