E3: New Xbox boss on beating Sony, virtual reality and the missing Kinect

By June 10, 2014March 24th, 2020Newswires

By Brier Dudley

LOS ANGELES – Less than three months after being promoted to lead Microsoft’s Xbox business, Phil Spencer was on stage at the huge E3 game conference telling the world where the platform is heading.

Spencer is a University of Washington graduate who rose up through the ranks, starting at the dawn of interactive entertainment at Microsoft on CD-ROM products such as Encarta.

Before he was promoted by Chief Executive Satya Nadell on March 31 in a reorganization, Spencer was the head of Microsoft’s internal game studios producing franchises such as “Halo” and the “Forza” racing games.

So naturally Spencer used his E3 appearance to talk about games — games, games and more games. And not much else.

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