Windows NT designer working on Xbox team

Microsoft confirms operating system pioneer now working to extend Xbox beyond its status as a gaming platform.

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Microsoft's plans for the future of the Xbox remain under wraps, but it's now been made clear that one of the company's most respected veterans will be part of that vision.

The Xbox team has added a big player in Dave Cutler.
The Xbox team has added a big player in Dave Cutler.

GameSpot sister site ZDNet is reporting that Dave Cutler is now working on the Xbox team. Cutler was a principle designer of the Windows NT operating system, which is the basis of following Windows systems, including Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7.

"Dave is one of our brightest minds and is currently working on projects that will help advance our goals in the consumer space as we continue to grow the Xbox from a game-centric console to a complete home entertainment device," reads a Microsoft statement provided to ZDNet.

It is unclear what role Cutler will play on the Xbox team. However, a source indicated to ZDNet that Cutler will help extend the Xbox beyond a gaming platform.

Microsoft is already tracing that trajectory with the Xbox brand. The technology giant has made clear its intention to have a larger foothold in the living room by offering various video services like YouTube, Xfinity On Demand, Vudu, VEVO, and others through the Xbox 360.

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