Xbox Head Phil Spencer Joins Microsoft's Senior Leadership Team

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When Microsoft opened preorders for the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition in August, the 4K console sold out nearly instantaneously.

What good is Xbox One X if you don't have a 4K display? Now that the hype surrounding the Project Scorpio Xbox One X Edition has settled down, Microsoft has started Pre-orders of Xbox One X Standard Edition.

It's no secret that Sony aren't big advocates of enabling cross-platform with the Xbox One, this shows it's an easy feature to implement and hopefully Sony realise how unbelievable true cross-platform play would be. In these roles, Spencer led the Xbox organization with the launches of Xbox One S and Xbox One X, the acquisition of Minecraft and influenced blockbuster game franchises from "Halo", "Gears of War", "Forza Motorsport", as well as Microsoft Publishing.

He has been part of the Xbox team since 2002, shortly after the debut of Microsoft's first console. Some of the greatest games to come on Xbox One because of this program are Call of Duty Modern Warfare, The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim and Batman: Arkham City.

Sony does seem to be warming to the idea, but we're still some time away from PS4 and Xbox One gamers uniting against the ultimate enemy: PC gamers.

Microsoft adds its gaming chief to its Senior Leadership Team
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How do 4K and HDR fit in with Xbox One X Enhanced?

Likewise, new Xbox Live achievements won't be coming either, since according to Spencer doing so would require patching every game, which is never going to happen.

During his time at Microsoft, Spencer has been the head of Xbox, Microsoft Studios and Game Studios before being named Executive Vice President today.

What is stopping Sony and Microsoft from offering cross-platform play? "I think all multiplayer games would be better for cross play".

Once the console is out, it will be easier to see whether players with a 1080p really do benefit from the upgrade.

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