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.
- He's now handling Skate for EA.
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 be announcing that very soon, you all will be pumped!"
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! ;) Thank you!!! pic.twitter.com/dcbhKCgn8f— Dan McCulloch 🎮 (@McDanRandom) June 30, 2020
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.
He's now going to be the General Manager of Skate at EA. A few days ago, EA surprised everyone by announcing that Skate was making a comeback. Hopefully, McCullochs' expertise — especially when it comes to online environments — will help the upcoming game stand out. We'll keep you posted as soon as we know more.
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