Yesterday, Microsoft promoted former Microsoft Game Studios head Phil Spencer to the post of Xbox Division Boss. Immediately after the announcement internet exploded with reactions from fans and critics, some called it a “First Step In Right Direction From Microsoft In Next-Gen Console War”, whereas other stated that “Spencer Was The Perfect Guy For The Job”.
But how developers and industry veterans reacted to Phil Spencer promotion. Read below reactions of some industry professionals on Phil Spencer promotion to Head of Xbox Division.
Albert Penello, Xbox Division Head of Product Planning: “Congrats to @XboxP3. The perfect guy for the job.”
Phil Harrison, Microsoft Corporate VP: “@xboxP3 Congratulations now this is official! Great news for #Xbox fans…and for the entire team at Microsoft.”
Peter Moore, Electronic Arts Chief Operating Officer: “Congratulations to Phil Spencer @XboxP3. Right man for the job – great to see games taking front and center. I can say I knew you when…: )”
Aaron Greenberg, Microsoft Chief of Staff for Devices and Studios Group: “If you are a gamer or fan of Xbox, announcement today about @XboxP3 is very very good news. Congrats Phil, the future looks bright!”
Brad Welch, 343 Industries Design Director: “@XboxP3 Congrats Phil! Always a great supporter of 343, and great to choice to head up Xbox IMO.”
Justin Berembaum, 505 Games VP BD and Strategic Relations: “Congrats @XboxP3 Very much looking forward to working with you and your team on some great games we recently signed. Looking forward to it”
Surprisingly, Rob Davis, Senior Designer at Santa Monica also stated Spencer was “Perfect Choice”. “Terrific news about @XboxP3 , perfect choice.” tweeted Rob.
Dan Teasdale, No Goblin co-founder: “Wow, @XboxP3 as the head of Xbox is fantastic. Can’t think of anyone else I’d be legit excited to see in that role. Congrats!”
Well these are the reactions of developers and industry veterans. What do you guys have to say about Phil Spencer’s promotion, how according to you is it going to benefit Microsoft and Xbox Division? Share your views with us in the comment section below.