Microsoft Studios Corporate Vice President Phil Spencer has gone on record in SXSW that Microsoft’s leadership is committed to Xbox.
This comes as a pushback to all the speculation regarding the brand’s future following news of leadership changes in the company, as well as rumors that Amazon is in talks to buy the brand. You can read Phil’s statement below:
In terms of Microsoft’s commitment in the [gaming] space, I know both Satya and Stephen Elop, I know them well. I’ve had explicit conversations with them about Microsoft’s commitment to Xbox–they’re extremely committed to Xbox.
There is no reason not to take Phil’s comments at their word. However, it should also be noted that the push to sell Xbox is real, and it comes from the same people who were able to finagle the management shakeup. Xbox fans can take heart in this statement, but they shouldn’t be complacent.