So months after they admit they shouldn't have sugar coated the DRM, used games and Kinect requirement.
"One of the reasons I wanted to be a little more active socially was because I knew the core of why we were in this industry was not an evil reason," Spencer said. "It was to really delight consumers and build a great product that millions and millions of people would love." said Phil Spencer.
"I learned a ton last summer as a leader of our groups and in our company about being true to your core vision around what a product is, not being confusing, and frankly, when you're going to say something to a consumer that might put them off, it's better to just be direct and honest, rather than trying to sugar-coat something that might be controversial," he said.
"I'd rather deal with the controversy of what we're doing, and have an above-table conversation about that topic, rather than trying to sugar-coat it with some other news," he added. "And, my interactions over the last six months, and I really think the interactions of [Xbox chief marketing and strategy officer Yusuf Mehdi] and [Xbox corporate vice president Marc Whitten] and other members of the leadership team--we had our meeting to build on what we learned last summer."