Xbox It has made changes in its management team with significant promotions Sarah Bond y Matt Booty. According to an internal memo sent by the CEO of Microsoft Gaming, Phil Spencer, bondwho became corporate vice president XboxNow be the president Xbox. This means that you will be responsible for managing its hardware and software platforms Xbox.
“To manage today’s platform and build tomorrow’s platform, we are bringing together the teams that will make it possible,” he said. spencer In the memo
“Sarah Bond He will lead this team as president XboxIntegrating device, player and creator experiences, platform engineering, strategy, business planning, data and analytics, and business development.
Spencer also made that announcement Matt Bootychief Xbox Game Studio, will be promoted to president of game content and studios. Its work will include supervising Zenimax y Bethesda.
when Microsoft Acquired by its parent company Bethesda, ZenimaxIn 2021, the agreement was that Bethesda Will continue to operate as a separate business with the ability to publish its own games.
However, at the beginning of this month, the head of the publication department BethesdaPete Hines has announced his departure from the company after nearly 25 years of service.
According to its memo spencer, Zenimax y Bethesda They will continue to work independently, but will now report bootyWhich means closer collaboration on future projects.
“Zenimax Jamie Leder, president and CEO will continue to operate as a limited integration entity, reporting Matt” he explained spencer.
“We believe that an expanded gaming content organization, which allows Xbox Game Studio and development studies Zenimax Collaborating effectively will enable those world-class studios to do their best to grow the catalog of games our players love.”
After its launch Redfall Published by Bethesda And the negative reception he received, spencer Said in an interview Xbox The development of the game should have been done earlier, in providing assistance Arcane And set expectations for what a first-party game will offer.
“We didn’t do a good job of getting involved early on Arcane Austin To help them understand what it means to be a part of it Xbox And the first party, and using some of our internal resources to help them move along that path more quickly,” he said spencer In Kinda Funny Games at the time. “We let them work in the game… They’re a very talented team, I loved that team, and I still do, and I’m going to be fully betting on them having another great game.
“But when [el jefe de Xbox Game Studios] Matt Booty y [el presidente de Zenimax] I think we can engage earlier with our different studies, says Jamie Leder.
“And I think there’s a difference when we go in when the creativity is already established in a game, and that doesn’t mean we give up, every game we send from our team is a game. XboxSo we take full responsibility for that.”
Editor’s note: This must be related to the fact that they do not want such cases Redfall.