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Phil Spencer
United States
2018

Microsoft

Phil
Spencer

EVP, Gaming

Spencer shared his vision of “gaming for everyone” at 2018’s DICE Summit, kicking off a year of increased inclusivity for the industry in every facet of Microsoft. From hiring practices to addressing the toxicity issues in gaming culture, Spencer has made strides in who creates games as well as who can enjoy them. The executive greenlit the Xbox Adaptive Controller, a way for gamers with limited mobility to join in. He pushed consumer-friendly initiatives such as the Xbox Game Pass subscription service, Xbox All Access financing plan, Xbox One backward compatibility and cross-platform play. His doggedness about expanding industry reach and accessibility comes during a fiscal year that saw a 39 percent increase in Microsoft’s Q4 gaming revenues.

Career

  • Microsoft
  • Xbox One
  • D.I.C.E. Summit

Education

  • University of Washington - Seattle (WA, USA)

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Microsoft's Phil Spencer Says Next Xbox in Development

Microsoft's Phil Spencer Says Next Xbox in Development

A new Xbox console is in development, Microsoft's Phil Spencer announced Sunday."In this significant moment, we are constantly challenging ourselves: where can we take gaming next?" Spencer said during the Xbox E3 2018 Briefing. "The same team that delivered unprecedented performance with Xbox One X is deep into architecting the next Xbox consoles, where we will once again deliver on our committment to set the benchmark for console gaming."Notably, he used the plural form: consoles. Half a decade ago, that might...

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