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Exit of Microsoft Xbox Chief Product Officer

Exit of Microsoft Xbox Chief Product Officer

Exit of Microsoft Xbox Chief Product Officer
April 04
08:30 2014

It was recently disclosed that, the Chief Product Officer, Marc Whitten of the Xbox division would be leaving the software giant company to take up his role at Sonos, a wireless speaker company with the same title of Microsoft. His departure came about four months after the release of the Xbox One which was the long awaited successor to the Xbox 360 and about a week after the launch of the first person shooter game Titanfall on the latest console.(image of jcvideopro)

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Marc Whitten had started working for Microsoft in 1997, as a software design engineer for Windows 2000 before being the founding members of the Xbox core platform team three years thereafter. He then served as a General Manager of Xbox accessories and integration Vice President of Xbox Live which was the company’s online gaming service for around two and a half years prior to the Xbox Chief role in January 2010. Marc’s team will now be reporting to Terry Myerson who as the company’s Vice President of Operating Systems is already a part of the Xbox team’s operations together with those of Windows and Windows Phone.
This of course is not the only Xbox team’s notable executive departure. In July too, Don Mattrick, headed for Zynga, few weeks before the launch of the Xbox One, In January, another executive, Blair Westlake, responsible for securing much of the media for Xbox’s video music service also made an exit. (image by  jcvideopro)

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The Xbox team is sad that Marc Whitten will be leaving their team. In his statement on Xbox Wire he commented that `he had the extreme pleasure over the past 14 years to work on the greatest product along with the greatest team for the greatest community. Xbox was so special because of the amazing team he had the opportunity to work with and because the fans were the most incredible fans on the planet.

 

It had been the highlight of his career to work on a product so loved and that it’s incredibly tough to leave but is confident the best days are ahead for Xbox fans in the capable hands of a very talented team.

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