"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," Spencer said (via Polygon).
Spencer said Xbox represents a "critical" brand for Microsoft as a company, going on to say that Xbox is "one of the most beloved brands" in Microsoft's portfolio. It's an especially important time to have the backing of your parent company, considering the company's ongoing battle against Sony and the PlayStation 4 for the living room.
"We're in the middle of a good, competitive battle in the console space with PlayStation, which is great for the industry," Spencer said. "And they remain extremely committed to us succeeding with Xbox, which is nice to hear, right? It's something that resonates well inside the walls when you're talking to the teams, or when I stand in front of Xbox fans, I want to make sure that they understand we are extremely committed to this product."