Microsoft has a new CEO - Satya Nadella - and Phil Spencer, boss of Microsoft Studios, has welcomed the appointment.
"Congrats to Satya Nadella on becoming new Microsoft CEO," Spencer said on Twitter last night. "Good leader, good guy and will be a great CEO."
@Delena4Ever999 Yes, I know Satya. He's been a good supporter of Studios and XBOX.— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) February 4, 2014
Microsoft veteran Nadella, who successfully spearheaded Microsoft's cloud services, is yet to comment on the future of Xbox, but Spencer believes the gaming division is held in high regard by the higher ups at the gargantuan company.
"Yes, I know Satya," Spencer said. "He's been a good supporter of Studios and Xbox.
"Microsoft LT [leadership team] understands Xbox is a very important consumer brand for us."
@wotsinaname Microsoft LT understands XBOX is a very important consumer brand for us.— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) February 4, 2014
According to The Verge, Nokia chief Stephen Elop will soon rejoin Microsoft to lead an expanded devices team that is focused on the Surface tablet, Windows Phone and Xbox. The appointment would come as some surprise, give Elop is said to have considered selling the Xbox business.
"I also know Stephen Elop well," Spencer continued. "Obviously he's currently still at Nokia but I feel great about the conversations we've had."
@MWayDanger I also know Stephen Elop well. Obviously he's currently still at Nokia but I feel great about the conversations we've had.— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) February 4, 2014
Xbox One launched in November 2013 and Microsoft has shipped 3.9 million units worldwide so far.