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Thanks to the failure of the Xbox One, Microsoft’s videogame strategy has shifted dramatically in recent years. But this past week, the firm came clean. The future of Xbox lies not with standalone consoles but rather with the people who play games. And that’s true no matter where they prefer to do so.

It used to be so simple. Videogame fans who wanted to sign-up for Microsoft’s take on this market simply bought the newest Xbox, which for most of this platform’s existence, was a standalone, dedicated console.

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