The Chief Product Officer at Xbox, Marc Whitten has announced on Monday that he will be leaving Microsoft for a role as the Chief Product Officer at Sonos, something which comes after his 13 year tenure at the company, where he was responsible for a lot of the success the Xbox achieved.
Some of these achievements include his involvement in the release of the original Xbox, Xbox 360 and the Xbox One, alongside the creation of Xbox Live.
After all of this, it seems a bit sudden for Whitten to be leaving the company, however his leave is not the only one to be announced over the last few weeks, joining the recent departure of the Skype founder Tony Bates, the Head of Marketing, Tami Reller and the Head of Devices Julie Larson-Green.
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Marc for more than a decade and he has always led Xbox forward with a focus on our fans and delivering a platform that developers and creators can embrace to deliver incredible games and entertainment,” Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft Studios, said. “We wish Marc well, while looking forward to the next chapter of Xbox.”
After his departure the remainder of the Xbox leadership team will remain intact, reporting directly to Terry Myerson, the Executive Vice President, however no successor has been announced yet.