Influential Microsoft executive, Boyd Multerer, has announced his departure from the company today via Twitter after 18 years of working for the corporation.
The outgoing director of Xbox development is credited with founding Xbox Live and the XNA programming language, and had been involved with gaming development since 2000, after initially joining Microsoft as lead developer for its IIS web server back in 1997.
Multerer’s brief Twitter post mentioned that he was leaving because it’s “time to do something new”, and later clarified, in response to a fan tweet, that he had no issue with the current Xbox leadership.
Goodbye Microsoft. It was a good run. Xbox was Great! Time to do something new.
— Boyd Multerer (@BoydMulterer) December 29, 2014