Vole has said that every game produced by Microsoft Studios will work on Xbox Series X, Xbox One and PC, while we would have thought this a good thing, traditional console wisdom that would state that you need hot new games to sell a hot new system.
The reality is that Vole does not really need you to buy the Xbox Series X as it has been moving slowly to a platform-agnostic vision of the Xbox brand, one that seeks to embrace the Xbox gamer regardless of where they are playing.
Microsoft is putting a heavier emphasis on services, trying to get as many people on board for its $15 a month Game Pass Ultimate as possible, eventually stabbing at the Netflix model for games. As cloud streaming looms Microsoft is trying to use its current position to maximize its chances of being the company people turn to.
While it might make it harder for Microsoft to sell the Xbox people might buy it anyway because of what it offers in a wider sense.