Xbox Boss: No Big Announcements at PAX; Gives Info on Sunset Overdrive and Project Spark

on April 11, 2014 11:20 AM

The new Xbox head honcho Phil Spencer has been fairly silent for a couple days on Twitter, but since today is the first day of PAX East, he saw fit to make sure that we keep our expectations in check, at least for what Microsoft will reveal.

@majornelson will be at PAX but we won’t have big news at PAX this year.

Looks like Microsoft is keeping its card close to its chest for E3, with a major exception: Sunset Overdrive is getting a reveal on the next issue of Edge, and Spencer explained the reason behind the change of plans (he had previously mentioned we wouldn’t get any info on it before E3). He also mentioned that we’re going to learn more about the story:

That changed a bit. Team had a plan for something a little earlier that made sense. Big game, good chance to tell the story.

He also gave more information on what the team behind Project Spark is doing, while replying to a fan suggesting contents packs focused on CONKER, Battletoads and more.

Team is focusing on more platforms right now but I like the idea of content packs, those have done well on MC.

Afterwards, he added that there’s more work to do in the game, but the potential is there:

Glad you like it. We have work to do, team knows that but potential is there.

As a final funny bonus about E3, Spencer replied to a fan that suggested to imitate a hilarious webcomic drawn by the ever-creative Tim Buckley at CTRL-ALT-DEL.

That would make rehearsals a lot easier.

If you’re wondering what he means, you should really go check out the comic. It’s really one of Buckley’s best.

 /  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.