Xbox One Designer And Xbox Live Founder Leaves Microsoft
Boyd Multerer quits Microsoft to start something new.
Xbox Live founder Boyd Multerer, who was the first person on Xbox Live and also helped create the Xbox 360 and Xbox One, has quit Microsoft. He announced the news today on Twitter, saying he's leaving "to do something new." Multerer had worked at Microsoft for nearly two decades.
Goodbye Microsoft. It was a good run. Xbox was Great! Time to do something new.— Boyd Multerer (@BoydMulterer) December 29, 2014
Not yet ready to say what that new thing is… But OMG is writing code very day and exploring ideas fun!— Boyd Multerer (@BoydMulterer) December 29, 2014
Wow. Lots of kind words coming in today. I’m proud to have affected so many and hope to continue doing so!— Boyd Multerer (@BoydMulterer) December 29, 2014
Most recently, Multerer worked at Microsoft as director of development for Xbox.
He's not the first high-ranking Xbox figure to leave the company over the past 18 months. Others have included former Xbox boss Don Mattrick, former chief product officer Marc Whitten, Xbox Entertainment Studios executives Nancy Tellem and Jordan Levin, and Xbox One TV designer Ben Smith.
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