Tag Archives: microsoft uk
Tue, Nov 02, 2010 | 18:31 GMT
Microsoft’s Chris Lewis has said the key to Kinect’s success is “getting people in front of the technology and experiencing it”.
Wed, Jun 16, 2010 | 06:31 BST
Chris Lewis, VP of interactive entertainment business at Microsoft was on hand at E3 this week for the big reveal of Kinetc and the newer, slimmer, Xbox 360.
VG247 had a chance to chat with Lewis about the new controller and its price; why Microsoft decided to introduce a revamped console half-way through the 360′s life cycle; and just how important timed exclusivity is for the company.
[Interview by Patrick Garratt]
Sat, Jun 06, 2009 | 18:48 BST
Microsoft has posted a job listing for a Technical Art Director to work at its UK studios.
The position will focus on “character centric issues, including manipulation of motion capture data, facial animation creation/capture and rigging being specific interest areas.”
Whoever is hired will likely be working in the same space as Lionhead.
Good luck to whomever gets it.
More over at OXM.
Tue, Mar 03, 2009 | 18:13 GMT
Microsoft’s Neil Thompson is unsure whether British 360 owners will ever get the Netflix movie download service.
“Netflix is a great deal in the US, and we’re looking at what we might want to do here in the future,” said the Xbox UK bossman.
“But we think the content we’re offering is broad-ranging and pretty deep. We have to evolve the live service in different territories at different speeds, depending on what we’re able to achieve.”
Microsoft announced last week that 30 new Universal movies will soon be heading to the current UK service, and while this would bring the total amount of films up to 330, Americans currently have over 10,000 to choose from.
So when will the UK get the same benefits of a Netflix-style service? Thompson is unsure, because at this time they are concentrating on the current content being provided.
“I don’t know yet where we’re going to take the services we’ve got,” Thompson said. “We’re concentrating on delivering the services we’ve got and bolstering the content we’ve got.
“There will be evolutions of that service, absolutely, but I’m not going to give you any timelines or specifics.”
Full thing over on Eurogamer.