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Microsoft unlikely to budge on ID@Xbox launch parity requirement

While Microsoft is enjoying great success with its renewed Xbox One indie focus, the chances of its parity policy being rescinded look slim. Although there have been examples of flexibility, Microsoft still requires that indie games published on Xbox Live release at the same time or before they launch on …

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Harrison on Xbox One vs PS4: Is a marathon, not a sprint

Microsoft’s Phil Harrison has insisted that it’s far too early to draw conclusions about how the next-gen battle will pan out. We’re 120 days into our platform lifecycle. You know better than anyone that this is a marathon, not a sprint. We’re happy with our plan,” the European corporate VP …

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Harrison: Eight-year console cycle was ‘just right’

Microsoft has dismissed complaints that eight years was too long between Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Ubisoft and EA have told MCV this year that they felt the console cycle had lasted too long and said they would rather a five to six year gap moving forward. But Xbox VP …

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Harrison: Digital future is unstoppable but retail will live on

Last week was a big week for Xbox One in the UK. Microsoft, desperate to escape the shadow of its botched Xbox One announcement, visited Eurogamer Expo to let UK consumers play its new console. In the opening keynote, Phil Harrison, the firm’s corporate VP, confidently told fans that Xbox …

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Titanfall ‘will be a big, big system seller for Xbox One’

Microsoft VP Phil Harrison has tipped Titanfall to be Xbox One’s killer app. He told MCV that Xbox One is beating its rivals when it comes to games, calling out the reception Titanfall received at E3. The EA-published game is exclusive to Xbox One and 360 (there is also a …

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Microsoft: Digital is an ‘unstoppable force’; Drops Premier League Xbox One TV hint

Phil Harrison has said that a digital-only future for the games industry is an inevitability. The general trend of the world is to be more digital and less physical,” Microsoft’s EMEA corporate VP Phil Harrison told Eurogamer. That is in our opinion an unstoppable force. Depending on where you live …

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Harrison says Xbox One launch line-up is the best in console history

A bullish Phil Harrison has said that he thinks the Xbox One will launch with the best line-up of games in the history of consoles”. Microsoft’s corporate VP also says that, in light of his company’s many Xbox One policy changes, he wants his company to be seen as one …

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