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Xbox has just wrapped up another showcase and while the general vibe is rather positive right now, it hasn't been quite as rosy so far this year for Microsoft's gaming division.

During a post-show chat with IGN, Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer was asked about the "recent studio closures" admitting it was a "hard" decision to make, but reiterating how it's all about running a "sustainable business". Here's exactly what he had to say:

Phil Spencer: "The closure of any team is hard... Now is the time to focus on the team and the individuals, it’s obviously very hard for them. In the end, I’ve said over and over I have to run a sustainable business inside the company and grow, and that means sometimes I have to make hard decisions that frankly are not decisions I love but decisions that somebody needs to go make, we will continue to go forward, we will continue to invest in what we're trying to go do at Xbox and build the best business that we can."

This response follows Xbox president Sarah Bond explaining to Bloomberg how the closure of four studios (including the Hi-Fi RUSH and Redfall teams) was all tied to the "long term" health of the business, and also mentioned at the time how it was "hard" to make these decisions.

Xbox's Matt Booty mentioned how tough it was as well while explaining investment would be put into other parts of the Xbox brand's portfolio.

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