Xbox Veteran Departs Microsoft

Marc Whitten, Chief Product Officer of Xbox, is leaving Microsoft. He is taking up the position of Chief Product Officer of Sonos .

Xbox One Logo

Whitten joined the Xbox team in 2000, when the original Xbox was still in development.

“I have had the extreme pleasure over the last 14 years to work on the greatest product with the greatest team and for the greatest community,” said Whitten. “Since the beginning, it’s always been about gamers.  In my heart, I am a gamer and Xbox has been my family. While today I am announcing my departure from Microsoft, I have the utmost confidence in this amazing team and our products.”

While Whitten is departing, “the remainder of the Xbox leadership team will remain intact” (Xbox Wire).

Xbox Wire says Whitten’s team will now “report to Terry Myerson, executive vice president that oversees the teams building the software platform and experiences for Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox.”

The original Xbox's first controller.

The original Xbox’s first controller.

“Marc played a pivotal role in building the Xbox business over the last 14 years and has been a great partner for me personally,” said Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President of Strategy and Marketing, “Marc has built a very strong and passionate team that has delivered innovative technology for game and entertainment fans. Our fans will continue to inspire us to do great work on their behalf.”

In late February, it was announced that Stephen Elop would be taking over the Xbox Division.

Nathan Manning is an Xbox Editor for AnalogAddiction. He is only critical on the Xbox brand because he has a loyalty to it. You can find him on Twitter and AnalogAddiction there as well.

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