Phil Spencer to deliver gamescom keynote

Monday, 12th August 2013 10:49 GMT By Dave Cook

Microsoft’s Game Studios vice president Phil Spencer will give the keynote address at gamescom 2013 next week.

UPDATE: gamescom 2013′s organisers Koelnmesse have confirmed Spencer’s keynote address to CVG, although the specific date and timing of the session has yet to be confirmed.

ORIGINAL STORY: In a press release supposedly sent out by Microsoft to German outlets, Spencer’s address was announced and it appears as if the address will come at the start of GDC Europe.

Reporting on the press release, 4Players has posted Spencer’s statement on the matter.

“The industry is at a turning point,” writes Spencer in the release. “Gamescom is the ideal platform to discuss the impact of new hardware, accessories and software for the next generation of games. There has never been a better time to be a part of this industry. It is exciting to see how developers and authors to use the new opportunities and create a completely new way of playing.”

The site adds that Spencer’s address will go into the challenges of next-gen development – not just on Xbox One – but across the board.

What are you hoping to hear from the address? Let us know below.

Via Ekim.



  1. Belmont

    He might be able to give a great talk on PR Damage Control. They did a remarkable job !

    #1 1 year ago
  2. redwood

    I wonder if they will allow him to change tees :P
    @1 not really, Don fixed the biggest hole for them before leaving/getting fired.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Professor Zoom

    I wouldn’t mind him being the head in all of Microsoft’s conferences.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. DiodeX

    Not the one from Location, Location, Location then!

    #4 1 year ago
  5. absolutezero

    What is he going to do now that he can’t borrow Don’s jackets?

    #5 1 year ago
  6. bitsnark

    This guy reminds me of the actor, Paul Rudd.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Dave Cook


    #7 1 year ago
  8. cindayjon

    just as Scott answered I am surprised that someone can profit $5048 in 4 weeks on the internet. did you see this link,,,

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Belmont


    Can he get Don’s haircut too ? Iconic,it was !

    #9 1 year ago
  10. Professor Zoom

    #9 Lol.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. backup

    xbox1 discontinued is there keynote

    #11 1 year ago
  12. Zana


    #12 1 year ago
  13. Pytox

    Call of Duty

    #13 1 year ago
  14. CPC_RedDawn

    Yet another boring amount of drivel on “experiences”, “content”, and BULLSHIT!!!

    #14 1 year ago
  15. Froseidon

    @15 – That’s his job. Much like nearly all people who talk in these sorts of things. That Sony dude (Tretton, I think) is the same. They all do it as it sells their products.

    #15 1 year ago

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