Paul Tassi - "Phil Spencer told Variety. “It’s why we look at expanding the audience with Xbox Adaptive Controller, or how we make sure games can be multi-generational with projects like backward compatibility. I care less that people play Minecraft on an Xbox One, but that people can play Minecraft no matter what console or device they have in front of them.”
That’s describing the goal of any third party publisher, essentially, and if this is what Microsoft is concerned with, I don’t really understand why they’re staying in the hardware game at all. If they want to just bring their series to as many platforms as possible, that can be achieved without hardware of your own.