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What you need to know

  • Xbox Live is the multiplayer-focused online environment for the Xbox consoles.
  • Today, Dan McCulloch, the Head of Xbox Live, announced he was leaving Microsoft.
  • McCulloch has been with the company for 15 years.
  • It's unclear what his next job opportunity is.

Today, Dan McCulloch, the Head of Xbox Live, announced that he was leaving Microsoft. He said on Twitter, "After 15 years at Xbox, I announced today that I would be leaving. I made so many friends, learned so much and truly had a blast! I'm extremely excited about the next opportunity in my career and I will will be announcing that very soon, you all will be pumped!"

McCulloch has made a number of contributions to Xbox Live over the years and he'll be missed. His departure follows years of record growth for Microsoft's gaming services, during a time where its network became truly fundamental to its Xbox console family. It's unclear who will replace him as Head of Xbox Live, but we'll keep you posted as soon as we know more.

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