Gaming Is Critical For Microsoft’s Future, Says Microsoft CFO

Microsoft restates its commitment to gaming.

Posted By | On 11th, May. 2017 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


For Nintendo, gaming is the only thing they do. For Sony, gaming is one of the many things they do, but it is definitely their most profitable venture. For Microsoft, gaming is one of many things they do, and a drop in the bucket as far as finances go. That is why many people expect gaming to be a side hobby for the company, and one that could be dropped by it at any point, especially if the going were to get unnecessarily tough for them in that field- which it has been over the last few years.

However, speaking at Microsoft’s Financial Analyst Briefing 2017, Chief Financial Officer Amy Hood reiterated that gaming is absolutely critical to Microsoft’s business and the future it envisions for itself. Not only that, but it is a profitable venture for Microsoft, too, thanks to revenues from subscriptions to Xbox Live, and the like.

This at least explains Microsoft’s move towards games as a service model- and while gaming remains important to the company, the question of whether or not dedicated consoles are in Xbox’s future beyond the Scorpio is something that remains to be answered. Microsoft will remain engaged in gaming in the long term, there is little to no doubt of that, now- but will it remain invested in the dedicated consoles business? Or will it transition entirely to games as a service? That remains to be seen.

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  • Ocelot forgot his meds

    Considering that today more people are playing and spending on games like Halo 5, Minecraft, Gears, Forza horizon 3 and even black ops 2 back compat on Xbox than any of Sony’s single player exclusives…I would agree.

    • Mr Xrat

      Retarded woodpecker thinks anyone cares about his flops!

  • Gamez Rule

    “gaming remains important to the company” …LMAO! Yet here we are still waiting for these exclusive games what Albert Penello state ages ago…….

    “We have a great exclusive games lineup. We’re getting tonnes of developer support”……

    That was posted by him ages ago, so where are these *great exclusive games & where is the games lineup with dev-support*?…. In-fact what dev-support?

  • Legionarius

    I think they’ll continue to make consoles. At least I hope so. Phil said that they’re already planning the next box after Scorpio, I think it’s safe to say that way more people buy games on Xbox One than on the Windows 10 store plus they’re getting away with charging people for online play on the console, something that wouldn’t fly on PC. I doubt they’ll abandon that. I wished they threw a few console-only exclusives to us Xbox One users once in a while, it would draw in more $60-dollar-a-year-paying people. In any case, glad XBL is profitable for them.

    • crazy_black_man- ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Oh gee whiz dude. “Phil said”, “Phil said”, “Phil said”…..

      So you still take what he says at face value?

      Remember when you “had to own an Xbox One in order to play Quantum Break”?

      Yeah? Well guess what. That was a “Phil said” too. Hilariousness!!!

    • Legionarius

      Well, he is the head of Xbox so his words carry more weight than any other person’s

      but I know what you mean, just because Phil says something doesn’t mean it’ll happen 100%

    • Phil is a snake oil sales men.

  • Mr Xrat

    Considering they haven’t released operating income data in years, not really.

  • Ocelot forgot his meds

    Considering that today more people are playing and spending on games like Halo 5, Minecraft, Gears, Forza horizon 3 and even black ops 2 back compat on Xbox than any of Sony’s single player exclusives…I would agree….

    • U sound like a broken xbox record.. stop repeating the Halo 5 is the best multiplayer crap.

    • Ocelot forgot his meds

      Awwwe
      Do ya think that more people are playin NIoh pony boy ?
      Lololo


 

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