Microsoft’s E3 2014 conference “the best lineup of content in a long time,” says Spencer

By Dave Cook
1 April 2014 10:32 GMT

Xbox One and 360 gamers could be in for a treat during this year’s Microsoft E3 conference, according to the newly-promoted Phil Spencer.

Yesterday,w e reported that Spencer is now head of Microsoft’s Xbox division. Hit the link for a full statement from company CEO Satya Nadella.

Speaking about the road ahead, Spencer told Polygon that Microsoft’s E3 event will bring, “the best lineup of content in a long time,” and added that it should help close the gap on Sony’s PlayStation 4.

“We’re early on in the console generation,” he went on, “and obviously Sony’s having a great launch. Console gaming is doing incredibly well right now. Six months ago, everybody wondered if console gaming was dead… but this is a long, multi-year generation and my fundamental belief is that great games create the best platforms.”

During GDC 2014, Spencer promised the company’s E3 presentation would focus on games, with “very few” executives on stage, adding that the stage show would last 90-minutes.

Spencer also added that Shenmue 3 is one of gamer’s most-requested Xbox One titles, calling it, “The big Shenmue contingency.” He’s well aware of the requests it seems.

On his new role as head of Xbox, he concluded, “With me you’re going to get a focus on gaming first and a best platform to play games on. It’s not a focus we ever lost but it’s one I’ll be accentuating at Microsoft. It’s really going to be a gaming-led focus with Xbox and my new role allows us to execute on that.”

Via OXM.

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