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Microsoft Exec on Future of Xbox, Game Streaming, Game Pass

June 22, 2018 / Brian Crecente

While Microsoft says it remains committed to the Xbox console, it also has come to understand that to succeed in gaming at a scale that matches the growing form of entertainment, the company can’t simply court people who play games on a console.And that is Microsoft’s goal, to reach not just a market in the tens or even hundreds of millions, but in the billions.“There are 2 billion people who play video games on the planet,” said Phil Spencer, Microsoft’s vice president who oversees gaming. “The business is over $150 billion and both numbers are growing by double digits.