The Xbox One generation has not been a success, at least in terms of sales comparisons with Sony’s PlayStation. In response, Microsoft’s executive vice president of gaming business, Xbox “boss” Phil Spencer, volunteered to back the pot. In a recent interview with GS, Spencer revealed that just a few weeks after taking over the Xbox business, CEO Nadella called ” I’m not sure why Microsoft is staying in the gaming space.” Many developers who have served for Xbox One have expressed their disappointment,” which is at odds with Xbox’s initial intentions.
After hanging up, Spencer re-examined the failures of the Xbox business, especially the next generation, and in a call back, Spencer told Nadella that he had to go all out when deciding to stay in the game, that they couldn’t give up halfway and should give him the opportunity to answer the question “What is Xbox?”
What followed was interesting: Microsoft spent $2.5 billion on Minecraft, releasing the Xbox One X console, and last year acquired a wave of studios.
Spencer also revealed that the first phone call he received after acquiring Minecraft came from Sony asking, “Are you going to remove Minecraft from PlayStation?” Spencer replied, “Why did you remove it?” People love to play on PlayStaon.”