There is a general perception that PC gaming is not Microsoft’s focus and Xbox chief Phil Spencer agrees with that. During a Q&A session, when asked about if there is room for both Windows 10 gaming and Xbox One gaming at Microsoft, he commented the following,
“I will tell you, for the company, if we just want to get to the company level, the success of Windows 10 is critically important to this company,” Spencer continued. “And gaming will be a very important part of success for Windows 10.
“I love the Xbox business that we run. I love the console. But if you just look at the scale inside of Microsoft, of [the] Xbox One console [compared to] Windows, I don’t think that anybody would be fooled to think that the console somehow outweighs what we do there.”
He further continued that he would like to play the same set of games on Xbox and Windows and thinks that Windows 10 as an opportunity to make gaming on PC and console “kind of symbiotic with one another.” He further continued that Xbox gamers should be proud of the fact that Microsoft owns both Windows and Xbox platforms.
“I don’t feel like there’s some kind of financial motivation for me to keep things off of PC,” he said. “At the Microsoft level, clearly that’s not true. And in the Xbox side, I want Xbox gamers to be proud that Windows is a Microsoft product and Xbox is a Microsoft product. So I think we’ll be able to thread the needle and do both.”