Xbox boss Phil Spencer knows he needs to find a successor for Xbox to thrive

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Microsoft is encouraging Xbox boss Phil Spencer to think about a plan for his successor.

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Earlier today on 15 November GQ Published a new interview with Xbox boss Phil Spencer, which depicts the career of the 33-year-old Microsoft veteran. Given that Spencer has been alive at Microsoft and Xbox longer than most people writing for this website, it’s natural that he’ll have to find a successor at some point.

When asked about finding a successor for the role at the helm of Xbox, Spencer said, “You should do it when you think about the long-term health of the team.” “To make sure the team is in a good place. The company culture is in a good place. And that we’re making the right decisions about what to bet on. That’s what got me going.”


Spencer first joined Microsoft in 1988 as an intern, and went on to earn a management position in Europe, covering studios such as Lionhead and Rare. In 2008, Spencer became general manager of all studios owned by Microsoft, and eventually became corporate vice president of Xbox a year later.

Most people have known Spencer since 2014, however, less than a year after the Xbox One launch, when he was tasked with leading everything to do with Xbox under Microsoft. Since then, we’ve seen Spencer lead Xbox through stages like E3 last year, introducing the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S in 2020. Even with a succession plan in place, Spencer isn’t likely to go anywhere anytime soon.

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New Interview Today, November 15th, marks the 20th anniversary of the original Xbox’s launch. Xbox is due to hold a special presentation celebrating the anniversary later today at 10:00 PT/13:00 ET/18:00 GMT, and the rumored Halo Infinity’s multiplayer component staged a surprise launch during the showcase, just will not go away.

For everything else on Xbox’s horizon, head over to our Upcoming Xbox Series X Games Guide for more.

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