Listen, we absolutely hate thinking about it, but there will come a time when Xbox boss Phil Spencer decides to leave his position. He's been in the role since early 2014, and while we'd love to see him continue as the Head of Xbox for the next decade (and beyond), it seems more likely that won't be the case.
We're all well aware of the incredible job Spencer and his team have done over the past few years, reinvigorating the Xbox brand after the devastatingly poor launch of the Xbox One in 2013, and introducing staples of the modern era such as Xbox Game Pass, backwards compatibility, and of course, the Xbox Series X and Series S.
The topic of succession has been brought up fairly recently, when Spencer mentioned back in November that Microsoft was encouraging him to think about who would take over his role in the future. He mentioned that he has "more years behind me than ahead of me", but also stated last year that he "definitely [has] a lot more to do here."
Phil Spencer is, undoubtedly, one of the most important people in Xbox's history, and we're incredibly grateful to have someone like him running the show. There's a very good argument to say that Xbox wouldn't exist in 2022 without him. But one day, he'll inevitably hang up the boots, and we're interested to know when you think that'll be.
When do you think Phil Spencer will decide to retire from Xbox? Let us know down below.