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Spencer on Xbox One line-up, 360 supported for “years”

Thursday, 8th August 2013 13:10 GMT By Dave Cook

Xbox One’s game line-up has been discussed in detail by Microsoft Game Studios vice president Phil Spencer.

Microsoft will apparently reveal one new Xbox One title at gamescom in a matter of weeks, but details are thin on the ground. Take it with some salt.

Speaking with OXM, Spencer and the site ran down several Xbox One titles one-by-one to discuss why they are important to the console’s success.

On Forza 5 he began, “We knew that racing was going to be really important to Xbox One. For Sony, for us, for Nintendo with Mario Kart – it’s just a massive category. We built Turn 10 from the ground up and it was bumpy at the beginning.

“Forza one was a nice game, but it was about six months late, Forza 2 had similar problems hitting dates – but the quality was always there. It has grown into a true first-party studio, in that the team think about all aspects of the platform and how they can really leverage them.”

On the growth of studio Turn10 and what it strives for he added, “You see a studio diving in deep, for a core gamer, for a racing fan, what do I really care about in terms of the racing franchise? Well I care about realism, I care about immersion, I care about the sound.

“They just really are embracing what it means to take the full fidelity of the box and bring it to mark and we want to be there day one. Which is sometimes a crazy endeavour for a studio to try, but they have their army hats on and they’re going to do that.”

On Quantum Break, OXM asked Spencer how the game impacts the show, and followed by saying that it couldn’t see how the show could impact the game. Replying to the question, Spencer said, “Yeah, because today, television is one-way. So ignore this game for a second, let me just talk about where I think TV is going to go.

“The reason we’re investing in TV is that over the last ten years we’ve seen how games change when they’re connected to the internet. It wasn’t just multiplayer games – we were all playing Quake before the Xbox came out so we knew what multiplayer games looked like.

“Friends; we knew it was cool to play with people we know. But now I knew what my friends were doing. We added Achievements. Games now are actually services unto themselves, like League of Legends on PC. Television, even without this game, will be more interactive.”

On whether or not Microsoft would announce any new Xbox One games ahead of launch, Spencer said, “We’ll have to see. We have more announcements. I like to say game development is a journey. Things take time, so I want to make sure that when we announce things we really know what they are. I’ll say we’re signing things, and when we want to announce them is different.”

Finally, the site said it was still holding out hope for Crackdown 3, to which Spencer replied, “I’m going to bite my tongue.”

What do you make of the above?

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  1. ps3fanboy

    i can say this right now forza5 is just not gonna do it anymore. its been hyped for to long, and everyone know its gonna suck. its about time these micro$hafts puppets, stop snapping for air like fish on land, at these tea and biscuits parties. because that air comes out the other side and it all just smell of bs!

    #1 8 months ago
  2. Aullah

    And by “years” he means 2 years. 2013-2014

    #2 8 months ago
  3. super3001

    ps3fanboy is jealous. he can not afford high quality product like xone. has to settle for cheap last gen ps3.5

    that is why so angry all the time

    get 2 job like sony tell you then can afford next gen console like xone

    #3 8 months ago
  4. monkeygourmet

    With:

    COD, FIFA, Madden etc…

    Same as the PS2.

    #4 8 months ago
  5. ps3fanboy

    @3 super3001idiot&dickweed, i bought a wii-u and i can easily buy the ps4 and xbone, i got the money so no problems… but you know what i dont buy less quality crap tvbox products from micro$hafts. i dont waste my money on shit like that, just saying.

    #5 8 months ago
  6. Lengendaryboss

    @1/3/5
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_n5E7feJHw0

    #6 8 months ago
  7. MCTJim

    I see someone on this page has a little envy for a certain X1 title. EXCLUSIVE..yeah baby :D

    I am gonna be enjoying both my consoles and all the exclusives :D :D

    #7 8 months ago
  8. stretch215

    Platform trolls are the worst kind of trolls…. It’s about the games, not loyalty to some corporation who sees you as nothing but revenue. When is this supposed site “redesign” coming into effect? We’ve been hearing about it for quite some time. These guys spamming xbox1 and ps4 articles is out of hand and detrimental to the community.

    #8 8 months ago
  9. stretch215

    And give me crackdown 3 please!

    #9 8 months ago
  10. ps3fanboy

    trolls that whines because they cant make up what platform to stick to on consoles. but then stick to the peecee and being beggar and pirate, is the worst. lets be honest here your just a console haters because the games dont come first to your peecee and use its powers to max. yes let the “redesign” coming into effect fast so we can get rid of these peecee beggar and pirate that detrimental the gaming and community.

    #10 8 months ago
  11. monkeygourmet

    @8

    The new look VG247 is codenamed:

    “El Dorado”

    #11 8 months ago
  12. Dave Cook

    @11 “Project Gazpacho”

    #12 8 months ago
  13. monkeygourmet

    @12

    :D

    So, when it arrives; it’s going to be cold and confuse a lot of British tourists?! ;)

    #13 8 months ago
  14. Fin

    How many AAA first party games are coming up on 360?

    #14 8 months ago
  15. SlayerGT

    I still get a bad feeling about Forza 5.

    #15 8 months ago
  16. merrc

    @super3001 You sound just as ignorant as PS3fanboy.
    In what way is the PS4 “last gen” or in any way inferior to the shitbox?

    #16 8 months ago
  17. bradk825

    Any time you get ps3fanboy and super3001 on the same thread, everyone else might as well just leave.

    #17 8 months ago
  18. Lengendaryboss

    @Fin
    The Fable Remake and not much else.

    #18 8 months ago
  19. Cobra951

    Any subject you mention in the title of a story should be covered in detail in the body of the story. What years?

    #19 8 months ago
  20. mokkeyrg2

    @ps3fanboy just shut the fuck up already you wasteman you should be band on here for your stupid ass talk why come on xbox stuff chating crap all the time you wasteman

    #20 8 months ago
  21. M. K.

    @fin so far only titanfall.

    #21 8 months ago
  22. Lengendaryboss

    @21
    First Party: By Microsoft.

    #22 8 months ago
  23. Ashmael

    Nice lie Microsoft.
    Just a few days ago another exclusive was released for the PS3, and there is a lot of more exclusives coming as well…
    Meanwhile what does the 360 gets? Nothing but multiplats.

    #23 8 months ago
  24. Fin

    @18

    Yeah, Fable Anniversary is the only one I know of…

    Compared to Rain, Puppeteer, Beyond, GT6 from Sony :/

    #24 8 months ago
  25. fearmonkey

    @13 – that made ma laugh… thanks :)

    #25 8 months ago
  26. wally10975

    @ps3fanboy, the PC is better than next gen already, I love SONY, but come on now, you really think that the PS4 and PSN can compete with nVidia and Steam? no way, get real!

    #26 8 months ago
  27. tracyis300

    @ps3fanboy.. If you wanna talk about a racing game being over hyped! Then i would say GT takes the crown for that.

    #27 8 months ago
  28. lacerz

    @24

    You forgot Ratchet & Clank, Kingdom Hearts 1.5, Final Fantasy XIV, and Disgaea.

    Okay, serious question… why buy a Xbox One when all of the major exclusives are also released on the PC?

    #28 8 months ago