Xbox to Appear at The PC Gaming Show !

Xbox One at the PC Gaming Show ? hmmmmmmm

Microsoft Joins AMD as Sponsor and Participant for PC Gamer’s Live Event at the Belasco Theater

LOS ANGELES – June 3, 2015 – PC Gamer today announced that Microsoft has joined the upcoming “AMD Presents The PC Gaming Show Powered by PC Gamer” event as both a sponsor and participant. Taking place in Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at the Belasco Theater, the show will feature appearances and announcements from some of the biggest names in the PC gaming industry. Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer and several game developers will share the latest details about gaming on Windows 10 as well as showcase several upcoming games.

“For us, the PC Gaming Show is the ideal place to speak directly to PC gamers, and it’s a great time to talk about Windows 10 – the best operating system we’ve ever created for gamers on PCs,” said Phil Spencer, head of Xbox at Microsoft. “With Windows 10, we’re bringing the best of Xbox with the best of Windows gaming, including Xbox Live and the new Xbox app, Game DVR for nearly every game, and DirectX 12 for better gaming graphics and performance.”

“Windows is a vital element of the PC gaming experience for so many of us, and I’m excited to see what Microsoft has in store,” said Tim Clark, Global Editor-in-Chief, PC Gamer. “The PC Gaming Show is a celebration of every aspect of the platform, so I’m delighted Xbox has decided to play such a key part in it.”

Presented by AMD, organized by PC Gamer, and streamed live in partnership with Twitch, the show will bring the PC gaming community together under one roof for announcements and presentations from both major companies and rising independent developers. Hosted by Sean ‘Day[9]’ Plott, participants of the show include Dean Hall (DayZ), Blizzard, Bohemia Interactive, Tripwire Interactive, Fullbright, Cliff Bleszinski (Boss Key Productions), Devolver Digital, Nexon, Creative Assembly, Square Enix, CCP Games, Paradox Interactive, and many more.

For more information and to register for press access, please visit: http://www.PCGamingShow.com and follow #pcgamingshow.

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Xbox Empire – New Japanese Games Announced for XBO !

Lionhead Working on New Ip Unrelated to Fable – Rare has New Games in Developement – Kami

 

RARE HAS MICROSOFT’S SUPPORT AND NEW GAMES IN DEVELOPMENT

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Microsoft has promised it is continuing to support Rare following its decision to stop bundling Kinect with Xbox One.

Microsoft Studios Europe chief Phil Harrison told Eurogamer that despite the recent round of layoffs to hit the former Banjo-Kazooie developer, Microsoft has no plans to abandon the studio.

“I’m very happy to go on record to alleviate any of those concerns you might have,” he said. “We are very fortunate in having Rare and Lionhead in the UK as crown jewels of Microsoft Studios.

“Rare is working on a couple of things at the moment, which we will announce at the right time. But I’m really excited by the things they’re doing and I believe you will be as well when you hear about them.

“Rare is an incredible talent and they have some very very ambitious plans for the future and we’re supporting them in every way we can.”

Last we heard, Rare was apparently re-evaluating what projects to pursue following the decision to stop bundling Kinect with new Xbox One consoles, seeing as most of the studio’s recent work was linked to the Kinect Sports franchise.

For now though, it seems if you’re looking for your Rare fix you’ll have to make do with Conker’s upcoming appearance in Project Spark.

Phil Spencer:  Scalebound is alrready Playable, Still Interested in JRPGs

Japanese video game developer Platinum Games’ Scalebound was one of the Xbox One’s most exciting reveals during this year’s edition of the E3 gaming trade show.

Fans of the Xbox have long been clamoring for more love for Japanese games, and it appears that Xbox head Phil Spencer is making a lot of right moves in his efforts to catch up to Sony’s PlayStation 4.

The latest such initiative is getting Hideki Kamiya’s Scalebound as an Xbox One exclusive, a fantasy game that mainly deals in hunting down huge monsters.

The E3 2014 trailer showed a scene with some gargantuan beasts chasing down a carefree hunter wearing headphones through the forest, culminating with a pretty noisy fight, some rad armor, some fire-breathing dragon action and a sneak peek at Magic: The Gathering’s Progenitus. It could have been any other giant hydra though.

Phil Spencer took to Twitter to reveal more about the upcoming game, teasing fans that the game was already playable.

“Don’t have the next PR event set, working on the game, we are playing the game but I’m not sure when we’ll show playable or talk story,” Spencer said.

He also expressed his excitement of working with Platinum Games and having added their creation to the Xbox One’s portfolio.

“Getting to work with @platinumgames, for me, will be a highlight of XBOX One,” Spencer tweeted.

He also revealed that the games that will be shown for the Xbox One at the upcoming Tokyo Game Show would “almost certainly” also become available in the west, stating that he was still interested in bringing Japanese role-playing games to the Xbox platforms, even though they hadn’t been too successful on the Xbox 360.

He even admitted that part of the blame could lie with Microsoft not pushing them hard enough, which he probably intends to change in the near future.

He also mentioned that the Xbox team was already preparing for Gamescom, putting together the plan for the convention, but that the details weren’t set in stone yet.

Although it would be nice to see the first gameplay demo of Scalebound revealed at Gamescom in August, it’s more likely that a playable version of the game will be featured at the Tokyo Game Show in September.

Platinum Games’ resume includes the 2009 surprise hit Bayonetta and the Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance hack-and-slash video game. They are also currently working on Bayonetta 2, a Nintendo Wii U exclusive game that is expected to launch worldwide in October this year.

Joseph Staten  Writing and Narrative Design for Sunset Overdrive, Scalebound, and Crackdown

Joeseph Staten (The Lead Writer for all Halos except Halo 3 (Partly made it with somebody else, lead cinematics for Halo games and writer of some Halo books, one of the biggest Halo people back in the day ;P)

Senior Creative Director
Microsoft
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; MSFT; Computer Software industry
January 2014 – Present (6 months)

IP development, writing and narrative design for XBOX first-party games including Sunset Overdrive, Scalebound and Crackdown.

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Head of Xbox: Phil Spencer Discusses New Role

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Phil Spencer is happy for new Xbox One gamers, are you ?

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Phil Spencer leads Microsoft Studios and oversees creative teams around the world developing games.

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