After working for Microsoft for 14 years, Mac Whitten is leaving the company. He made the announcement on Xbox Wire early this evening.
Mister Whitten had this to say:
I have had the extreme pleasure over the last 14 years to work on the greatest product with the greatest team and for the greatest community. Xbox is so special because of the amazing team I’ve had the opportunity to work with and because our fans are the most incredible fans on the planet. It has been the highlight of my career to work on a product so loved. It’s incredibly tough to leave but I am confident the best days are ahead for Xbox fans, in the capable hands of a very talented team.
Marc’s team will now report to its new team leader, Terry Myerson who is the executive vice president that oversees the teams that work on building software for the Microsoft devices such as Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox.
Marc Whitten’s last day with Microsoft will be this Friday. We wish him the best in all of his future ventures.