At the inaugural Code Conference (#CodeCon) where @karaswisher and @waltmossberg are engaging Microsoft CEO @satyanadella in a more than hour-long onstage conversation, there were lots of things discussed. When Kara questioned whether Microsoft has plans to spin off Xbox business, Satya Nadella replied that he has no plans to do anything different on Xbox than we are doing today.
Kara: Will you spin off Xbox?
Nadella: I have no intent to do anything different on Xbox than we are doing today.
He notes that prior to Nokia, Xbox is where all of Microsoft’s hardware know-how came from.
This should put an end to all the reports that stated that Microsoft may spin off Xbox businesses soon.
“It is the thing that is really going to power all the experiences on all the devices today and tomorrow,” Nadella said. “In order to be in the hunt for those experiences, and get it right, you do need to from time to time build devices, so you don’t leave anything to chance.”