Phil Spencer Announced as New Head of Xbox Division

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Microsoft has today announced that Phil Spencer, will now be leading the Xbox, Xbox Live, and creative teams including Xbox Music, Xbox Video and Microsoft Studios going forward.

Speaking with Xbox Wire, the Xbox Official News Site, Spencer posted a letter to the Xbox community entitled ‘A New Day at Xbox’. After confirming the announcement, Phil went on to say to the Xbox Community:

The growth of the Xbox community, with over 80 million Xbox owners around the world, is built on the foundation of exclusive franchises, new and original IP and the world’s most popular cross-platform games. Games and gamers have always been at the core of Xbox and the core of my work—and gaming will be our core as we take Xbox forward. 

This past year has been a growth experience both for me and for the entire Xbox team.  We’ve taken feedback, made our products better and renewed our focus on what is most important, our customer.  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. 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.

@XboxP3 (Phil Spencer’s Twitter handle)

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