Phil Spencer Talks Xbox One Install Times; Debunks Gears of War Bundle; 2015 a Year to Remember and More

on December 30, 2014 5:37 PM

Microsoft’s Xbox Division Head Phil Spencer has been responding questions from gamers today, and as usual there’s some interesting information for Xbox One fans:

First of all, Spencer mentioned that he talked to the Xbox team about the problem of long install times on Xbox One, admitting that more work needs to be done on the on the disc layout tools to speed things up.

Today a website alleged receiving a press release signed by Spencer himself announcing a Gears of War Collection Bundle. The pictures included seemed remarkably fake, but Phil ultimately debunked the rumor.

Interestingly, we also learn that Spencer had talks with Obsidian before, but never found the chance to work together on a project.

For those who would hope for a remaster of Sudeki, unfortunately there are bad news, even if he didn’t completely close the door.

On the other hand, he would be up for a Knights of the Old Republic remaster, but unfortunately it’s not his call to make:

Spencer also commented on the upcoming year, which he thinks it’ll be a vintage to remember for both Xbox fans and others:

Beyond 2015, spencer is also looking forward to Phantom Dust, preference with which I can wholeheartedly agree:

Finally, we got a comment about Ori and the Blind Forest, which seems to be definitely promising.

If there were any doubts, we received no press release abut the Gears of War bundle, or collection, or anything of the sort. Apparently the badly photoshopped pictures were born as a Día de los Inocentes (which is a Spanish equivalent of April Fool’s day) prank.

What’s rather baffling is that someone not only took them seriously, but went as far as mentioning having received them in a press release.

 /  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.