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The DeanBeat: Microsoft’s Phil Spencer steps up as a diversity leader

Phil Spencer, executive vice president of gaming at Microsoft, spoke from the heart about diversity and being a leader in building a better culture at the company at the opening of the elite game conference, the DICE Summit, this week in Las Vegas. I was proud to see a leader of the game industry and […]

Watch Phil Spencer’s DICE Summit 2018 Opening Keynote

Yesterday DICE Summit 2018, an annual conference for those in the games industry, began with a keynote speech by Xbox head Phil Spencer. His entire speech encompassed the impact and power of games throughout the world, but it also focused on the importance of representation and diversity in the teams who make them. Show More Summary

Xbox chief Phil Spencer: "Microsoft needed a reboot"

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has delivered an impassioned speech on the need for inclusivity within the games industry and discussed how Microsoft's gaming division has evolved over recent years. The talk - which is embedded below and well...Show More Summary

Learning from scantily clad dancer scandal, Xbox exec calls for inclusivity

Phil Spencer sees “opportunity and responsibility to make gaming for everyone.”

Xbox wants a more welcoming, diverse culture inside and out, boss says

Phil Spencer sees “opportunity and responsibility to make gaming for everyone.”

Xbox Head on Cultural Transformation and Lessons Learned

Today at DICE, Phil Spencer spoke openly about the difficult time at Microsoft following Xbox One's rough launch.

Microsoft’s Xbox boss explains how its push into Netflix-style gaming heralds a brand-new business model in video games (MSFT)

Microsoft made a major move toward Netflix-style subscriptions for Xbox games this week. The move is the latest of several ambitious additions to the Xbox One platform. Business Insider spoke with Xbox lead Phil Spencer about the latest...Show More Summary

Microsoft promoted its 'Minecraft' boss to be the new executive in charge of all Xbox game efforts (MSFT)

Microsoft has appointed "Minecraft" leader Matt Booty to new corporate VP of Microsoft Studios, the firm's internal group overseeing gaming for Xbox, PC, and mobile. He will report directly to Phil Spencer, Microsoft's highest-ranking...Show More Summary

Minecraft boss to oversee first and third-party development and publishing for Xbox

Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, has promoted Minecraft boss Matt Booty to the role of corporate vice president of Microsoft Studios. Booty has been the head of the Minecraft group, and will now replace Spencer in his previous role. Phil Spencer was promoted last year by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to vice president, and has […]

Minecraft head Matt Booty chosen to lead first party games at Microsoft Studios

Today, Matt Booty, the former head of Microsoft's Minecraft business, was promoted to Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Studios. He will report directly to Phil Spencer, the Executive Vice President of Gaming, and oversee the company's game publishing ambitions. Show More Summary

Microsoft taps 'Minecraft' leader to run its game studios

Now that Phil Spencer is managing Microsoft's broader game platform strategy, who's going to fill his shoes? Now we know: Microsoft has appointed Matt Booty, the overseer of the company's Minecraft teams, as the corporate VP of Microsoft Studios. Show More Summary

Minecraft boss Matt Booty promoted to Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Studios

Matt Booty, the former head of the Minecraft business at Microsoft, has been promoted to Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Studios. This will make him the No. 2 gaming executive at the company under Phil Spencer, who was previously promoted to Executive Vice President for games by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Show More Summary

Why Microsoft knows it needs to beef up its Xbox leadership

Microsoft announced today that Phil Spencer has appointed a new boss of games to handle the role that the executive had previously handled as head of the company’s games business. Spencer will serve as executive vice president in charge of all things games at Microsoft — including hardware, games, and platforms. But Matt Booty, the […]

Minecraft boss is now in charge of all Xbox game efforts

Microsoft has promoted Matt Booty, a leader in the Minecraft games business, as corporate vice president of Microsoft Studios, making him the No. 2 game executive at the company under his boss, Phil Spencer, executive vice president for games. The appointment fills a key post within the games group after Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella promoted […]

Xbox's lack of compelling games won't be fixed next year

Microsoft's 2017 started six months early. At E3 2016, Xbox chief Phil Spencer closed out the company's keynote by teasing the "most powerful console ever." At this year's show, he finally revealed the Xbox One X, and in November, the hardware was at retail. Show More Summary

Xbox One backwards compatibility: how does it actually work?

One of the most memorable of E3 reveals also happens to be one of the greatest technological achievements of the current-gen era. Two-and-a-half years ago, Phil Spencer took to the stage at Los Angeles' Galen Centre to showcase the original Xbox 360 version of Mass Effect running on Xbox One hardware. Show More Summary

Microsoft seeking to open and acquire more studios, will “probably” debut a game streaming service within three years

Xbox’s Phil Spencer has some interesting things to say about the future of Xbox in a recent interview. Speaking to Bloomberg Technology, Microsoft’s Executive Vice President of Gaming opened up about Microsoft’s desire to bring more studios under its wing, and the possibility that they will eventually release a streaming service that will let players […]

Microsoft Console-Less Streaming Game Service Should Debut by 2020, Says Phil Spencer

Home video game consoles have increasingly become more digital, gradually shifting away from physical content while pushing for larger hard drives to store the games you want. The Xbox One X, which launches today, is the most powerful console on the market, but it could be the last hurrah for Microsoft as far as physical consoles go. Show More Summary

Phil Spencer: Microsoft will probably debut a game streaming service in the next 3 years

Game streaming services are controversial because their subscription costs are expensive and they require fast internet. Sony's PlayStation Now may offer a great selection of titles, but it comes in at $19.99 for a month or $44.99 for three months. Show More Summary

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