Chief Product officer of Xbox Marc Whitten has announced he has left Microsoft to become Chief Product Officer of Sonos. Whitten has worked at Microsoft for 14 years, joining the Xbox Team in 2000 has obviously been a big part of the Xbox franchise since then and has been behind all three consoles and Xbox Live itself. We have included the statement released by Whitten regarding his departure below, along with with a link to the official statement from Microsoft.
I started at Xbox on April 1, 2000, when the console was just a vision of what gaming could be. Over the last fourteen years, I’ve worked with an amazing team of highly passionate people who are driven to make gaming and entertainment the best experience for our Xbox fans. Since then, we’ve shipped over a hundred million consoles with tens of millions of people on Xbox Live. And, we are just getting started. There are amazing things on the horizon and I am so excited to see where this talented group of men and women will take Xbox.
One of the best parts of Xbox has been its fans. I want to thank you for making Xbox what it is today and what it will be in the future.
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.
See you on Xbox.
Gamertag – Notwen