Phil Spencer to host Gamescom 2013 opening keynote

Microsoft Studio boss to open German event.

August 12, 2013 / 09:05 AM EDT / (@salromano)

Microsoft Studios boss Phil Spencer will host the opening keynote at Gamescom next week, the event organizer Koelnmesse has announced.

“The industry is at a turning point,” said Spencer in a press release. “Gamescom is the ideal platform to discuss the impact of new hardware, accessories and software for the next generation of games. There has never been a better time to be a part of this industry. It is exciting to see how developers and authors to use the new opportunities and create a completely new way of playing.”

It’s expected Spencer will discuss Xbox One and the next-generation of gaming. Spencer will also host an Xbox One showcase event alongside Microsoft corporate VP Phil Harrison a day earlier, on August 20.

Thanks, CVG.

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