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Report: Microsoft's Phil Spencer set to deliver company's Gamescom keynote

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Posted by: Tate Steinlage

With Don Mattrick now at the helm of Zynga, Microsoft is reportedly turning to Phil Spender to deliver their Gamescom keynote speech when the Germany-based event kicks off next week.

The news, which comes by way of a statement that was released to the German media, but has yet to reach other territories, reports that Spencer is scheduled to talk about Xbox One and all things next-gen gaming.

"The industry is at a turning point," Spencer said in a statement issued by German event organiser Koelnmesse.

"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."

Gamescom is scheduled to run from August 21-25 in Germany, and though no details have been given on the date, whereabouts or talking points of Microsoft’s keynote, the company announced last month that a one-hour, pre-Gamescom showcase will take place on the 20.

What would you like to see Phil Spencer touch on or announce at this year's Gamescom event? Let us know by commenting below.

Source: [CVG

Tags: Gamescom, Microsoft, Phil Spencer, gaming, video games, Xbox One

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