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Microsoft CEO Nadella is supporter of Xbox brand, stresses Spencer

Wednesday, 5th February 2014 09:31 GMT By Dave Cook

Microsoft’s Phil Spencer has stressed that new CEO Satya Nadella is a firm supported of the company’s Xbox division, cooling fears that the company may cut off its gaming arm over time.

It follows claims that Microsoft CEO candidate Stephen Elop would consider releasing the Xbox brand if it was deemed ‘non-essential’ to the business.

Nadella was named Microsoft’s new CEO yesterday, after a lengthy screening process saw several high-profile candidates weeded out. Spencer then discussed Nadella’s promotion with gamers on Twitter.

He began:

On rumours that Elop was poised to distance Microsoft from the Xbox brand Spencer added:

He then suggested that free-to-play could play a big role in Xbox One down the line:

What do you feel Nadella’s promotion will bring to the table? Could Microsoft ditch the Xbox Line one day? Let us know below.

Via DualShockers.

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  1. mistermogul

    Well let’s face it, he has to be a supporter of the brand after how much it’s cost them!

    #1 6 months ago
  2. killer_walrus

    Considering that Nadella is a guy that’s helped get their cloud system to where it is now, I expect there to be a larger push for cloud based processing for not only the Xbox One, but with other Microsoft and Windows devices. I can see their cloud infrastructure helping their tablets and phones especially.

    #2 6 months ago
  3. Cobra951

    @mistermogul

    And after the reams of cash it makes for them now. It would be quite silly to cut it off when it’s producing after all the capital outlay to get it there.

    #3 6 months ago