It must be that time of year for video game staff departures as now we have news that Marc Whitten, Chief Product Officer of Xbox has left Microsoft. Mr. Whitten is leaving to take the same positiong at Sonos, which is a California based consumer electronics company focusing on audio equipment. One of their main products is the Sonos Wireless HiFi Music System. Mr. Whitten issued a statement regarding his departure and to fans:
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.
Marc Whitten (Gamertag – Notwen)