Microsoft has underlined their Xbox dedication which seemingly means that the huge gaming platform is not for sale. There had been reports that new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was not ruling out selling off Microsoft’s games division, but it looks like Xbox will be a large part of the company’s future.
Phil Spencer has had his regular say on the Xbox subject, reassuring fans that Microsoft are not planning any funny business with their prized games consoles. VG247 reports that Spencer has been positive going into the future, with “Microsoft’s leadership extremely committed to the Xbox going forward.”
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There had been plenty of rumors going around whilst the CEO handover was taking place that Microsoft were willing to sell the Xbox brand after a demand from shareholders. It now looks certain that the Xbox One and platform as a whole will continue to thrive and remain competitive as one of the biggest players in the gaming market.
Spencer also touched on complaints from Xbox fans that their games to gold scheme was offering older content, where Sony customers on a similar program with PlayStation Plus were regularly getting new releases. The Xbox boss said that gamers would benefit in a different way as they get to keep the games whether they continue to subscribe or not, whether this will appease players is another matter.
What are your thoughts on Microsoft’s dedication to the Xbox, were they ever realistically going to sell it?