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Phil Spencer

Game Credits

Business

Halo: Spartan Assault (2013)   (Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Studios)
Microsoft Flight (2012)   (Executive Management)
Age of Empires Online (2011)   (Corporate Vice President)
Halo: Reach (2010)   (Corporate Vice President)
Forza Motorsport 3 (2009)   (Senior Management)
Halo Wars (2009)   (Management)
Zoo Tycoon 2: Extinct Animals (2007)   (General Manager)
Age of Empires III (2005)   (MGS Management)
Conker: Live & Reloaded (2005)   (Management)
Dungeon Siege II (2005)   (Management - General Manager, First-Party Publishing)
Jade Empire (2005)   (General Manager)
Kameo: Elements of Power (2005)   (Management)
Rise of Nations: Thrones & Patriots (2004)   (Management)
Sudeki (2004)   (Management)
Rise of Nations (2003)   (Management)
Tao Feng: Fist of the Lotus (2003)   (Management)
Voodoo Vince (2003)   (Management)
Banjo-Tooie (2000)   (MGSE Team)
 

Production

Blue Dragon (2006)   (Executive Producers)
Jade Empire (Limited Edition) (2005)   (General Manager)
Rise of Nations: Gold Edition (2004)   (MGS Publishing General Manager)
Grabbed by the Ghoulies (2003)   (Management)
Zoo Tycoon Complete Collection (2003)   (General Manager)
Banjo-Kazooie (1998)   (MGS Big Cheese Selection)
 

Design

Viva Piñata (2006)   (Special Thanks)
 

Localization

Phantom Dust (2004)   (Localization Subsidiaries)
 

Thanks

Crimson Dragon (2013)   (Special Thanks)
Gears of War: Judgment (2013)   (Special Thanks)
Kinect Nat Geo TV: Season 2 (2013)   (Special Thanks)
Alan Wake (2012)   (Thanks)
Bloodforge (2012)   (Special Thanks)
Fable Heroes (2012)   (Special Thanks)
Joe Danger 2: The Movie (2012)   (Special Thanks)
Kinect Nat Geo TV (2012)   (Special Thanks)
Kinect Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure (2012)   (Special Thanks)
Kinect Star Wars (2012)   (Special Thanks)
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (2012)   (Special Thanks)
Nike+ Kinect Training (2012)   (Executive Special Thanks)
Trials Evolution (2012)   (Special Thanks)
Fusion: Genesis (2011)   (Special Thanks)
Fusion: Sentient (2011)   (Special Thanks)
Gears of War 3 (2011)   (Special Thanks)
Alan Wake (2010)   (Microsoft Game Studio Thanks)
Crackdown 2 (2010)   (Special Thanks)
Dance Central (2010)   (Thanks)
Fable III (2010)   (Special Thanks)
Joe Danger (2010)   (Special Thanks)
Kinect Adventures! (2010)   (Special Thanks)
Kinectimals (2010)   (Special Thanks)
Kinect Joy Ride (2010)   (Special Thanks)
Kinect Sports (2010)   (Special Thanks)
Lips: Party Classics (2010)   (Special Thanks)
Halo 3: ODST (2009)   (Special Thanks)
Lips: Number One Hits (2009)   (Special Thanks)
Plants vs. Zombies (2009)   (Special Thanks)
Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts (2008)   (MGS Special Thanks)
Gears of War 2 (2008)   (Special Thanks)
Gears of War 2 (Limited Edition) (2008)   (Special Thanks)
Lips (2008)   (Special Thanks)
Scene It? Box Office Smash! (2008)   (Special Thanks)
Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise (2008)   (Special Thanks)
Gears of War (2007)   (Special Thanks)
Halo 3 (2007)   (Special Thanks)
Jade Empire (Special Edition) (2007)   (Special Thanks)
Jetpac Refuelled (2007)   (Special Thanks)
Lost Odyssey (2007)   (Special thanks)
Mass Effect (2007)   (Microsoft Game Studios Special Thanks:)
Project Gotham Racing 4 (2007)   (Special Thanks)
Viva Piñata: Party Animals (2007)   (Special Thanks)
Gears of War (2006)   (Special Thanks)
Gears of War (Limited Collector's Edition) (2006)   (Special Thanks)
Viva Piñata (2006)   (Special Thanks)
Fable: The Lost Chapters (2005)   (SPECIAL THANKS)
Forza Motorsport (2005)   (Special Thanks)
Jade Empire (2005)   (Special Thanks)
Jade Empire (Limited Edition) (2005)   (Special Thanks)
Blinx 2: Masters of Time & Space (2004)   (Special Thanks)
Fable (2004)   (Special Thanks)
RalliSport Challenge 2 (2004)   (Special Thanks)
Midtown Madness 3 (2003)   (Special Thanks)
Project Gotham Racing 2 (2003)   (Special Thanks)
Blinx the Time Sweeper (2002)   (The producers wish to thank the following)
Kakuto Chojin: Back Alley Brutal (2002)   (Special Thanks)
Perfect Dark (2000)   (Special Thanks)
 

Other

Forza Motorsport 5 (2013)   (Corporate Vice President)
Ryse: Son of Rome (2013)   (Corporate Vice President)
Fable: The Journey (2012)   (Corporate Vice President)
Forza Horizon (2012)   (Corporate Vice President)
Halo 4 (2012)   (Corporate Vice President)
Forza Motorsport 4 (2011)   (Senior Management: Vice President)
Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary (2011)   (Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Studios)
Vanguard: Saga of Heroes (2007)   (General Manager)
Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends (2006)   (Management)
 


Developer Biography

There are several men in the gaming industry named Phil Spencer.

This Phil Spencer has been with Microsoft Game Studios for several years and has served in various capacities including General Manager of Publishing and (in 2006) overall General Manager.

Last updated: Jul 26, 2006