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Xbox head Phil Spencer prefers higher frame rates than resolution

While Microsoft won't dictate what developers will optimise for on the Xbox Series X, Xbox head Phil Spencer said he'd prefer to play games...

Disintegration’s universe has potential for expansion like Halo, says Lehto

Halo co-creator and ex-Bungie developer Marcus Lehto said his new studio V1 Interactive considers a fully-fledged universe and associated lore equally as important for...

Phil Spencer on the evolution of the Xbox brand

Stevivor sat down to speak with Phil Spencer at X019 in London late last year, and we used the opportunity to delve into the...

Xbox Game Studios in execution mode but still acquiring, says Spencer

While Xbox Game Studios is largely in "execution mode", developing new games for the likes of Xbox Series X, Phil Spencer told Stevivor that...

Spencer: Xbox Game Pass isn’t “burning money to gain customers”

Xbox Game Pass is a sustainable business venture, Xbox head Phil Spencer told Stevivor. At X019 in London late last year, Spencer admitted to Stevivor...

Control map almost didn’t happen, improvements ongoing

Control's in-game map almost didn't exist, Remedy Entertainment has told Stevivor. "It might blow some minds that for the most part in development, there was...

AO Tennis will have sequels but won’t be a yearly sports...

AO Tennis will continue to spawn sequels but won't be a yearly sports release like EA's FIFA, NHL, or Madden NFL, Big Ant's Ross Symons told Stevivor. While...

Remedy considers itself an underdog (and likes it that way)

Remedy Entertainment’s Thomas Puha says it considers itself an underdog when compared to the likes of Kojima Productions or FromSoftware, and that position suits...

Why AO Tennis’ large number of patches is great & horrible

Gearing up for the release of AO Tennis 2, developer Big Ant invited Stevivor back to its Melbourne-based office to try things out. Over the...

Xbox exploring alternatives to 1 vs 100, says Phil Spencer

I feel bad for most Australians who didn't get to experience the pure joy of the Xbox 360's 1 vs 100. An adaption of the...

Project Scarlett name will reflect capabilities, says Phil Spencer

The official name of the upcoming Project Scarlett will suit the console's capabilities and doesn't need to connect those of previous Xbox releases, Phil...

Morla Gorrondona on being the voice of the Hive

Voice actor Morla Gorrondona told Stevivor what it was like to craft the voice for an entire enemy race, the Hive, recently at PAX...

The “Xbox experience” stops Halo on PS5 or Switch, says Phil...

Xbox head Phil Spencer said he isn't considering the use of Microsoft Game Stack to release first-party titles like Halo on other platforms. According...

Aussie Alex Hutchinson on Typhoon & Journey to the Savage Planet

Ahead of the release of Journey to the Savage Planet next month, Stevivor sat down with Aussie expat Alex Hutchinson to discuss the game alongside the...

VR not a focus of Project Scarlett, says Phil Spencer

Phil Spencer has confirmed that VR is not a focus of the upcoming next-gen Project Scarlett. Stevivor used an interview with Spencer at X019 to...

Morla Gorrondona on becoming a voice actor

Perhaps best known for her work as Eris Morn in the Destiny franchise, Stevivor had the chance to chat with Morla Gorrondona at PAX...

Project Scarlett will replace Xbox One S in Project xCloud

Xbox One S consoles in Project xCloud racks will eventually be replaced by Project Scarlett, Microsoft's Kareem Choudhry confirmed with Stevivor. For xCloud, Microsoft has...

Xbox Console Streaming dependent on upload speeds

A requirement of high upload speeds is what sets Xbox Console Streaming apart from Project xCloud, Microsoft's Kareen Choudhry told Stevivor at X019. Ever since...

Age of Empires 4 console release hasn’t been ruled out

While Microsoft is focused on PC development, it hasn't ruled out an Age of Empires 4 console release on Xbox One or Project Scarlett. Speaking...

Age of Empires 4 set in medieval times; space setting “discussed”

"There was a lot of debate about whether Age 4 would be set in space," Shannon Loftis of Microsoft's new World's Edge studio...