Quick Note: Phil Spencer Named New Head of Xbox
March 31, 2014 4:27 PM
Spencer is stepping up after Chief Product Officer of Xbox Marc Whitten left earlier this month
There's been a lot of shuffling going on at Microsoft when it comes to the executive ranks, including the Xbox division. However, a new leader has been found.
, Phil Spencer is the new head of Xbox. More specifically, he'll be in charge of the Xbox, Xbox Live, and creative teams including Xbox Music, Xbox Video and Microsoft Studios.
He'll be reporting directly to Terry Myerson.
"This past year has been a growth experience both for me and for the entire Xbox team," said Spencer. "We’ve taken feedback, made our products better and renewed our focus on what is most important, our customer.
Phil Spencer [SOURCE: Zimbio]
"Our mission is to build a world-class team, work hard to meet the high expectations of a passionate fan base, create the best games and entertainment and drive technical innovation. As we continue forward, this renewed focus and mission will be a foundational part of how I lead the Xbox program."
Spencer is stepping up after Chief Product Officer of Xbox
left earlier this month to become Chief Product Officer of Sonos. He had joined the Xbox team in 2000.
Spencer is a Microsoft veteran who was around when the
CD-ROMs were a hot item. He's been in the Xbox unit for over a decade, and launched the Xbox One alongside Whitten, Yusuf Mehdi and Phil Harrison.
"Well, we didn't have anyone in line that got shot waiting for our system." -- Nintendo of America Vice President Perrin Kaplan
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