With all the moving and shaking going on a Microsoft these days, there have been rumors and recommendations that they drop all the effort to their entertainment division. At this point, they have no desire to do that at all and they remain committed to the platform and to make "Games for Gold" even better as we continue on through 2014. I don't see why Microsoft would bail on this train as it is probably one of their more profitable ventures. I'm sure it makes more money that Windows Mobile.
In his SXSW Gaming panel, Spencer addressed how the company's new leadership felt about the Xbox brand as it fits into the company-at-large. Though Microsoft's internal game development teams aren't too involved in those high-level discussions, Spencer said, they've received plenty of support from Microsoft's management.