Phil Spencer is now the head of Xbox, a move that is garnering support from several developers and gamers alike. Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, is clearly making changes to the old regime, and letting everyone know that he is the new boss at the helm.
As the head of Xbox, tending to video games and the future of the Xbox console, his job also includes Xbox Music, Xbox Video, Xbox Live and just about anything that has to do with the Xbox brand. It's a huge task, but confidence of Spencer doing a good job along with changing the image of Xbox is quite high.
"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," says Spencer. "As we continue forward, this renewed focus and mission will be a foundational part of how I lead the Xbox program."
"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."
As E3 draws near, we should see what Phil is capable of at his new job. The E3 gaming expo is the place where console makers come to drive expectations of fans to a new level of high and at the rate the Xbox One is going right now, it is clear that Phil is in for much work.
New head of Microsoft's cloud division
Satya Nadella was head of Microsoft's cloud and enterprise division before he was credited with the task of being CEO. For his replacement, Nadella chose Scott Guthrie as the new head of the cloud and enterprise division. It should be interesting to see how Gutherie adapts to his new role.
What happens to Stephen Elop?
Elop is still an employee at Microsoft and at the moment his new role is Executive Vice President of Microsoft's Devices group. He will report directly to Nadella, as he seeks to make Windows Phone and Surface become the next big hit.