Phil Spencer Interview: Returning to gamescom, Our Commitment to New Games, and the Special Feeling of Showing STALKER 2

Phil Spencer, the head of Xbox, is excited to be back at gamescom and showcase what the teams have been working on. With never-before-seen Starfield gameplay and a 50,000 square foot booth, the energy at the event is exhilarating. This marks an important moment for Xbox, as they reaffirm their commitment to releasing a first-party game every quarter. In addition to Starfield and Forza Motorsport, there are other exciting titles like Age of Empires IV, Ara: History Untold, Towerborne, Hellblade II, and Avowed.

Xbox has made multiple surprise launches this year, including Age of Empires IV, Hi-Fi Rush, and the enhanced Quake II. The intention is to provide creators with the opportunity to tell their unique stories throughout the year. Phil Spencer also highlights the significance of STALKER 2, considering the challenges faced by the development team in Ukraine. Despite the turmoil, the game has become a rallying point for the team.

Xbox Booth image showing crowds playing Sonic Superstars and Persona 5 Tactica

The Xbox booth at gamescom offers a diverse lineup of games, including Towerborne, Ara: History Untold, and Jusant from Don’t Nod. There’s something for everyone to try. If you couldn’t attend the show, you can still catch everything during Xbox’s three-day streamed event.