Bill Gates recently weighed in on if an Xbox spinoff would be a good idea.
In a Fox Business interview, Bill Gates said that he would support an Xbox spinoff if current Microsoft (MSFT) CEO Satya Nadella chose to do it. However, Gates also said he doesn’t see a spinoff happening because the gaming division is important to Microsoft’s overall strategy.
“As Mr. Gates noted, Microsoft is committed to gaming across multiple platforms with Xbox as the centrepiece of our gaming strategy,” a Microsoft spokesman told Digital Spy.
In the same interview, Bill Gates said that he doesn’t see Bing, Microsoft’s search engine, getting a spinoff either. He argued that the search engine “has been the key to us learning how to do large-scale data centers,” and that it’s “a pretty fundamental technology for the company.”