Phil Spencer made the new head of Xbox
Former Microsoft Studios exec Phil Spencer has been made the new head of Xbox, Microsoft announced today.
Spencer isn’t just taking control of the future of Xbox One and Xbox 360, his new role will also see him lead Xbox Live and the creative teams across Xbox Music and Xbox Video.
“Games and gamers have always been at the core of Xbox and the core of my work—and gaming will be our core as we take Xbox forward,” said Spencer in a statement.
“This past year has been a growth experience both for me and for the entire Xbox team. We’ve taken feedback, made our products better and renewed our focus on what is most important, our customer. 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.”
His appointment follows the departure of Xbox chief product officer Marc Whitten who, it was announced earlier in the month, would be leaving Microsoft after 14 years at the company.
“You will hear much more as we head into E3, but we are at the beginning of an incredible new chapter for Xbox and I can’t wait for the days and years ahead. This is going to be fun.”