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Microsoft CEO Nadella is supporter of Xbox brand, stresses Spencer

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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