Xbox’s vice chairman, Mike Ybarra, is leaving the corporate after 20 years.
Ybarra tweeted the information, saying it’s time for him to maneuver on. “It’s been a great ride at Xbox and the future is bright,” Ybarra stated. He has but to make clear what his subsequent enterprise is, however Ybarra confirmed that particulars will probably be revealed within the close to future.
After 20 years at Microsoft, it’s time for my subsequent journey. It’s been an excellent journey at Xbox and the longer term is vibrant. Thanks to everybody at StaffXbox, I’m extremely pleased with what we’ve achieved and I want you the very best. More quickly on what’s subsequent for me (tremendous excited)! 1/2…
— Mike Ybarra (@XboxQwik) October 9, 2019
Xbox boss Phill Spencer replied to Ybarra’s tweet, thanking him for his work and wishing him the very best in his subsequent stage. “[You] have consistently driven to keep games at the center of everything we do,” Spencer stated of Ybarra.
Thank you (@XboxQwik) on your many contributions to Microsoft and Xbox. You’ve been a robust advocate for our followers from day one, and have persistently pushed to maintain avid gamers on the middle of all the things we do. All of us at StaffXbox want you the very best.
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) October 9, 2019
Ybarra had a brief stint as a software program improvement engineer at HP previous to becoming a member of Microsoft as a methods engineer in June 2000. He labored his means by way of the ranks earlier than changing into Xbox’s associate studio supervisor between June 2011 and July 2014. Ybarra entered the company aspect quickly after, taking up the position of vice chairman of program administration of Xbox for a few years earlier than touchdown within the vice chairman position in January 2017.
Similar to Microsoft, each Nintendo and Sony have skilled shakeups on the government degree. Earlier this month, Shawn Layden confirmed he is leaving Sony. SIE Japan Asia’s president, Atsushi Morita, announced his departure instantly following Layden’s. Both positions have but to be stuffed, however Kazuhiko Takeda will reportedly function the brand new company director of Sony’s Japanese department. Nintendo’s president and COO, Reggie Fils-Aime, announced he was retiring earlier than E3 2019, although he was swiftly replaced by Doug Bowser. It stays unclear who will take over Ybarra’s position at Xbox.