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Head of Xbox Phil Spencer promoted to Executive Vice President of Gaming at Microsoft.


Phil Spencer was promoted to Head of Xbox back in 2014 after Don Mattrick left Xbox for Zynga. Three years later, Phil Spencer is stepping up his game after Satya Nadella – CEO at Microsoft – promoted Phil early today to Executive VP of Gaming at Microsoft.
In a statement given out by Microsoft, Spencer is accountable for leading Microsoft’s gaming business across all devices and services. Serving more than 15 years in the gaming industry leading global business, creative and engineering teams. Spencer has held various roles across Microsoft including Head of Xbox, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Studios, and GM, Microsoft Game Studios EMEA.
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’s also led the expansion of cross-platform gaming with Xbox Live, which now counts more than 50 million monthly active users.
We congratulate Phil Spencer on his big promotion at Microsoft.

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