Xbox chief Phil Spencer is being rewarded with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 25th annual D.I.C.E ceremony later this month.
Following Microsoft’s disastrous E3 2013 reveal for the Xbox One, it nearly ended the console’s life before it had already begun. Seriously, just look up what happened during and after that 2013 reveal. Yikes!
Thankfully, with the appointment of Phil Spencer, Microsoft clawed it’s way back into the console war from the brink of extinction. Furthermore, some might argue that Spencer single-handedly saved the Xbox, and his influence continues to shine throughout the video game industry.
More than anything else, Phil Spencer seems to have a genuine love for the industry and is not just another executive suit. So, this upcoming Lifetime Achievement Award is well deserved in my opinion.
When and where can I watch the ceremony?
Hosted by IGN, the D.I.C.E Awards will take place in Las Vegas on February 24th at 8pm PT. Which is 4am in the morning on the 25th for UK residents. The award will be presented to Phil Spencer by Bethesda’s Todd Howard.
“Phil Spencer has demonstrated both passion and leadership throughout his entire career at Microsoft,” said Meggan Scavio, President of the AIAS (Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences).
Scavio continued: “He’s responsible for countless impactful and pivotal initiatives that have reverberated throughout the entire gaming industry. On behalf of the Academy’s Board of Directors, we are looking forward to celebrating Spencer’s important impact on video game history by presenting him with our Lifetime Achievement Award.”
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