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  • Kim sees FFXIII as key to Japanese development door

    In a lengthy interview with 1UP, Microsoft head Shane Kim said that the capture of Final Fantasy XIII should unlock many doors in Japan.“Well, the Final Fantasy XIII announcement has some beneficial side-effects,” said Kim.“The more games of this nature, and of the Devil May Crys and Resident Evils, that we secure on 360 opens […]

    12 years ago
  • Shane Kim explains 360 push into casual space

    Xbox boss Shane Kim’s explained the focus of last night’s E3 Microsoft conference, saying the firm’s aim is to attract non-core users with 360.“It’s fair to say that we still have a lot of work to do to extend our appeal into the non-hardcore space, but our aspiration is absolutely to attract those people,” he […]

    12 years ago
  • Nothing as big as Halo 3 this year, admits Kim

    Newly promoted Microsoft entertainment business development VP Shane Kim has admitted that there’s nothing in the firm’s 360 line-up this year likely to top Halo 3 in terms of size.“I think the platform is just as strong, if not stronger [than last year],” he told Next-Gen. “That’s hard to say, because we had incredible titles […]

    12 years ago
  • Shane Kim: Japan is a "longer-term effort"

    Microsoft’s Shane Kim, hot on the heels of the announcement of his promotion to corporate VP for the firm’s Interactive Entertainment business, reckons there’s still hope for Xbox 360 in Japan.“We’ve been very realistic about our near-to-mid term opportunities in Japan, specifically with respect to the current console generation,” he told GI. “Obviously it’s a […]

    12 years ago
  • Shane Kim promoted at MGS, Jeff Bell leaving Microsoft

    Microsoft Game Studios has revealed to GamesIndustry.biz that that Shane Kim will be moving to take up the newly-created position of corporate VP of strategy for Microsoft’s interactive business.He will be replaced by Phil Spencer, who was previously head of MGS in Europe.Additionally it has been announced that corporate VP of global marketing, Jeff Bell, […]

    12 years ago
  • Kim: Final Fantasy on 360 might not be enough to win Japan

    Xbox boss Shane Kim has issued a stoical take on 360’s position in Japan, saying that even an exclusive Final Fantasy series for the machine may not be enough to boost sales in the country.“I think there’s just as much precedent that they would leave [the franchise],” Kim told Kikizo when asked whether or not […]

    12 years ago
  • Kim calls time on generation "winner" talk

    Speaking to Wired, Xbox boss Shane Kim’s said that this hardware generation is still in early days and no one knows who’s going to emerge triumphant, if anyone does.“Are we just amusing ourselves by trying to declare a winner and loser while the customers are still out there deciding? This is only the third year […]

    12 years ago
  • Kim "very happy" Microsoft never launched a handheld

    Speaking at the Microsoft Gamer’s Day earlier this week, Xbox boss Shane Kim has finally put down perpetual talk of a Microsoft gaming handheld saying he’s pleased the company never entered the portable fray with Nintendo and Sony.“I’m very happy we didn’t get into it, because launching a handheld platform is like launching another Xbox […]

    12 years ago
  • MS Gamer's Day: Gears 2 will be biggest game this Christmas, says Kim

    Not content with saying he believes Gears of War 2 is the biggest 360 game due this year, Xbox boss Shane Kim has now gone on the record to say that he believes it’ll be the top 2008 title period.“[Sony] launched with Resistance and we’ve sold nearly 5 million units of Gears of War 1. […]

    12 years ago
  • MS Gamer's Day: Data will speak for itself in console race, says Kim

    The Eurogamer massive got a Kim interview too, the first bit of which just popped up on GI. Speaking at the Microsoft Gamer’s Day in San Francisco yesterday, the Xbox boss refused to be drawn on the states of play between his firm and Sony, saying only that the figures will tell the final story.“I […]

    12 years ago
  • MS Gamer's Day: Halo Wars for Leipzig in "controlled fashion", not ready for SF (update)

    Update: Sorry, our major bad. The Leipzig reference in the interview was to the game’s German showing in 2007, not 2008.Xbox boss Shane Kim confirmed in a CVG interview last night that Ensemble RTS Halo Wars will be shown at Games Convention in Leipzig this August, but that the viewing will be in a “controlled […]

    12 years ago
  • MS Gamer's Day: CVG gets Kim interview

    Looks like an exclusive. CVG interviewed Xbox boss Shane Kim at yesterday’s Microsoft Gamer’s Day in San Francisco, in which he reiterates that Gears 2 is 360’s biggest game this year, the console’s life cycle in general and confirmation that Halo Wars will be at Leipzig. Must-read.

    12 years ago
  • MS Gamer's Day: "I've never heard of motion controller," says Kim

    Speaking to CVG at Microsoft’s Gamer’s Day in San Francisco yesterday, Xbox boss Shane Kim put a hilarious boot into rumours of a motion-sensing controller for Xbox 360 by saying that he’d never heard of the device.“I’ve never heard of a motion sensing controller,” he said. “I don’t know what you are talking about.”The rumour […]

    12 years ago
  • Shane Kim plays Guitar Hero and Rock Band

    Xbox boss Shane Kim’s gaming habits are laid bare in this GameDaily interview, and no surprises for guessing what he likes to play with his kids.“Honestly speaking, my gameplay is limited to games from Microsoft Game Studios (MGS) for the most part, especially games targeted at more of a mass market,” he said. “At home, […]

    12 years ago
  • Jackson collab Halo Chronicles will be a "different experience", says Kim

    Xbox super-boss Shane Kim’s given first hints that the Peter Jackson Halo product announced at X06 may be something properly different from the games so far.“The collaboration’s going really, really well,” he said. “I think people are going to look at it and they’re going to realise that it’s a different experience, whether that’s in […]

    12 years ago
  • Banjo for "this holiday", says Kim

    In this interview, Microsoft boss Shane Kim has apparently confirmed that Rare-developed platform update Banjo will be out in time for Christmas this year.“I’m super-excited about what they’re doing with Banjo,” he said. “I think Banjo is going to be a big hit for us this holiday.”Virtually nothing is known about the new Banjo game, […]

    12 years ago
  • Tsunoda confirmed as new Gears of War boss

    Microsoft boss Shane Kim has confirmed that ex-EA Chicago man Kudo Tsunoda is now heading up Epic’s Gears of War business.“I’m really excited about it,” Kim told IGN at DICE last week. “We wanted to put more focus behind [Gears], and it’s great to get a creative lead like Kudo.”

    12 years ago
  • Halo 3 has sold 8 million units, never say never on MS games portable: Kim

    Shane Kim, corporate vice president of Microsoft Game Studios, has claimed Halo 3 has passed the 8 million sales mark at Las Vegas conference DICE, and has also mentioned that a gaming handlheld from the company is possible but unlikely.On the subject of Halo, he reiterated the fact that more content’s on the way for […]

    12 years ago

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