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Wman1996 said:
smroadkill15 said:

This doesn't help the situation. As upsetting as the layoffs and closers are, the vast majority of people who work at Xbox are regular people, like the ones effected by this. Xbox closing would only cause harm, and the people at the top would be more than fine. 

Yeah, I don't want thousands of people losing their jobs. Additionally, I'm pretty sure Nintendo and PlayStation would be emboldened by the closing of Xbox. I'm well aware they do anti-consumer stuff already to a large degree. but it would probably get worse. 

Former Blizzard President Says Closures Hurt Phil Spencer 'as Much as Anyone Else' (

Yeah, bull. Phil might not say the situation is ideal and feel slightly bad, but I doubt he's losing any sleep. 

I don't even know who to replace Phil with. Sarah Bond is already president of Xbox and I don't know if she'll do anything better as head of Microsoft Gaming. 

Xbox closing wouldn't be good for a number of reasons. I would rather see them reevaluate Game Pass day 1 releases and become fully 3rd party if this means studios don't get shut down. 

He probably does, but it doesn't really matter if he feels bad. It doesn't change anything.

It would probably be Sarah or Matt. Matt seems more cutthroat than Phil imo. Sarah is a bit of a wildcard, but I do think she would do well in the role. The best outcome would be someone who has worked from the bottom to the top in game development so they at least appreciate and understand the struggles devs go through. This is least likely though.