Want to Know Phil Spencer Better? Check Out His New Bio

By   /   Jan 10, 2015

Back in 2013, Sony and Microsoft revealed and released their latest gaming hardware. While PS4 went on to become a huge success for Sony, Xbox One was struggling and it seemed it will never be able to catch up to its competition.

Xbox One’s initial struggle, was no doubt due to unfriendly consumer policies, higher price and some not so impressive marketing. After the huge success and positive reception of Xbox 360, Microsoft failed to release the Xbox One, with a bang.

However, in the midst of all these mistakes and poor judgement calls, Microsoft made one of the best decisions for the future of Xbox One and Xbox brand as whole.

They appointed veteran Phil Spencer, as the head of Xbox. That one decision changed the face of Xbox and after more than a year, Xbox One is finally in a position to give some solid competition, to rival Sony.

It was all due to the leadership and decision making of Phil Spencer, who is considered as the saviour of Xbox One by many. Although, he was a part of all the wrong decisions made before, he emerged as the one who admitted his mistakes and learned from them.

If you wish to know him better, Microsoft has released a new bio, which gives away some pretty interesting facts about the guy. For example, How many people knew that Phil used to work on Microsoft Money? Check out a section of the bio below and let us know what you think in the comments.

His influence on blockbuster franchises such as “Halo,” “Gears of War,” “Fable” and “Forza Motorsport” opened up Xbox to other inventive entertainment offerings including a landmark partnership with the NFL and collaborating with Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg to bring a “Halo” TV series to life. Under Spencer’s direction, Microsoft acquired Mojang AB, maker of the popular videogame “Minecraft,” in 2014, furthering Xbox’s mission to lead gaming and premier entertainment at the company.

Spencer previously served as general manager of Microsoft Studios and Microsoft Game Studios EMEA, working with the European development community. Before that, he held various roles across Microsoft within Microsoft Encarta, Microsoft Money, Microsoft Works and Microsoft Picture It!

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