So Much has Changed and So Much to Be Excited About, Xbox CEO Says about Leaked Documents

The leaked documents from the FTC V. Microsoft trial revealed much about Xbox’s plans and strategies for the future. One of the revelations that took the corporate world by storm is Xbox CEO Phil Spencer’s plans to acquire Nintendo.

“Nintendo is THE prime asset for us in gaming and today gaming is our most likely path to consumer relevance,” Spencer wrote in the email that got leaked, along with several other documents.

The email was sent to Chris Capossela, Microsoft’s Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President of Consumer Business, and Takeshi Numoto, Microsoft’s Chief Marketing Officer of the Worldwide Commercial Business, on 8 June 2020.

“I’ve had numerous conversations with the LT of Nintendo about tighter collaboration and feel like if any US company would have a chance with Nintendo we are probably in the best position,” he added.

Reacting to the leaks, Spencer wrote a memo to his staff on 20 September, saying, “this is never how we want that hard work to be shared with the community.”

“We’ve seen the conversation around old emails and documents. It is hard to see our team’s work shared in this way because so much has changed and there’s so much to be excited about right now, and in the future. We will share the real plans when we are ready,” Spencer tweeted.

Calling the leaks disappointing, the Xbox boss also shared that the organization takes the confidentiality of its plans and business partners’ information seriously.

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