No longer a fantasy?
When Phantasy Star Online 2 was announced for North America during the Xbox conference, it left a lot of western fans of the series wondering if the game would also be released on other platforms locally. Now, based on a comment made by Phil Spencer during an interview on Giant Bombcast, it has seemingly been confirmed the game...
The two companies are on "great" terms
Following the official reveal of Banjo-Kazooie as a DLC fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer caught up with Kotaku to discuss how exactly the Microsoft and Rare-owned character was able to make an appearance in the popular Nintendo fighter. According to Spencer, the story isn't as...
"I love the role that Nintendo plays in the industry"
Microsoft and Nintendo's burgeoning relationship continued at E3 this year, with the news that Minecraft Dungeons is Switch-bound and that Banjo and Kazooie – characters owned by Microsoft, lest we forget – are joining the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster. It's tempting to consider how far...
"The future looks amazing!"
At the end of last year, Damon Baker announced he would be leaving Nintendo after more than 12 years to pursue a new opportunity in 2019. He started out at the company in 2006 as the global manager of brand licensing and became head of third-party marketing and communications after three years, until taking up the head of...
Rare is also open to giving IP to third parties
As we all know, Rare used to be a solid partner for Nintendo. During the N64 years, Nintendo held a significant stake in the UK firm, which created seminal games like Donkey Kong Country, GoldenEye 007, Blast Corps, Perfect Dark and Donkey Kong 64. It was also the company responsible for the N64...
Focus is on growing game sales and services, apparently
Microsoft is about to launch the Xbox One X worldwide, the company's latest play in what has become an increasingly competitive hardware arena. The Xbox One has lost out to the PlayStation 4 in terms of global share, while Nintendo's Switch has seemingly carved out a whole new sector of the...
"I love the hardware design"
The Nintendo Switch arrives on store shelves today and everyone seems to be talking about it - including Xbox boss Phil Spencer. In an interview with IGN, Spencer shared his thoughts on the new console and had nothing but positive comments: Our relationship with Nintendo is great... they've done some really innovative...
Not going to argue there
Xbox boss Phil Spencer is no stranger when it comes to handing out compliments to Microsoft's rivals in the console space, and he's continued that trend when it comes to NX and the new Zelda. Quizzed on Twitter, Spencer stated that any new Nintendo console launch is a moment to savour, and that the new open-world
"Nice to see Minecraft doing so well on the Wii U"
The head of Microsoft's Xbox division is quite a chilled out guy. Not only does he find the very concept of console wars "distasteful", but he can't stop saying nice things about Nintendo, claiming that the Japanese firm is a "bea
Looked at working with Nintendo on GoldenEye "many times"
Is Hell feeling a bit chilly? Are pigs taking to the skies? It might be prudent to check, because Head of Xbox Phil Spencer has voiced the opinion that he would love to see Nintendo games on the Xbox One. It's an outlandish statement, but one which has a logical root. It has just been...
Thinks Nintendo's first party content is an "amazing asset"
Remember the good old days when video game firms used to say all kinds of nasty things about their rivals to get the upper hand? It would seem the days Genesis does what Nintendon't are long past, as modern companies appear to be increasingly keen to praise one another. Microsoft and Sony...
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