Xbox's Phil Spencer Talks Gamescom, ChinaJoy, Crackdown Gameplay's Nostalgia and Xbox 360's Future

Microsoft’s Xbox Division boss Phil Spencer is about to depart for Shanghai, where he’ll attend the local trade show ChinaJoy but before boarding the plane, he talked about a few interesting details on Twitter.

He also mentioned that he’d like to see Chinese games finding worldwide success on consoles:

Unfortunately, if you’re hoping to see Xbox-themed livestreams from ChinaJoy, it isn’t going to happen.

Spencer also had the last content review for Gamescom today, and the show is being finalized. He also mentioned the feeling of nostalgia sparked by Crackdown. It’s a rather explicit confirmation that what we’ll see of the game is actual gameplay. 

Finally, he also mentioned something quite interesting: according to him, Microsoft needs to think more about the end of the Xbox 360 life cycle, and then explain the plan:

With ChinaJoy starting in just a few days and Gamescom immediately after, we’re in for a hot August. Actually, I’m hoping for some breeze, but that’s an entirely different story.

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Giuseppe Nelva

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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