Interesting point about Microsoft's acquisition of Bethesda: for the most part, MS doesn't care what hardware you run their stuff on, they just want you to buy the software. So it's less likely to be about trying to gain Xbox exclusives and more likely to be about getting more games for Game Pass.
And that's why, for instance, you can run Gmail on anything, MS Office on almost anything, but the main Apple program that runs on other operating systems is designed primarily to hook you up with an iPhone (previously an iPod).
It's an older post and predates the rise of smart speakers, but it still fits remarkably well. Remember how the Echo originally was mostly a way to place orders through Amazon?
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