Microsoft is reorganizing its Xbox division, with Sarah Bond getting promoted to President of Xbox. In that role, Bond will oversee the entire Xbox platform, according to a memo obtained by The Verge. Bond has been with Microsoft since 2017 and was most recently corporate vice president at Xbox.
Responding to the news on social media, Bond wrote, “Xbox. It’s an honor. Always.” She received an outpouring of support and congratulations for the promotion.
In her new role as President of Xbox, Bond will oversee a variety of Xbox teams spanning devices, player and creator experience, platform engineering, strategy, business planning, data and analytics, and business development.
Xbox. It’s an honor. Always. 💚
— BondSarahBond (@BondSarah_Bond) October 26, 2023
Additionally, Microsoft Game Studios boss Matt Booty has been promoted to president of game content and studios. In that role, he will oversee ZeniMax and Bethesda.
Spencer said in a memo to staff about the changes that ZeniMax will continue its role as a “limited integration entity” that is led by Jamie Leder of ZeniMax. Leder will now report to Booty.
Xbox marketing boss Chris Capossela, who has worked at Microsoft since 1991, is leaving the company. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer was emailing with Capossela about the possibility of buying Nintendo.
Leaked Xbox planning documents revealed Microsoft’s tentative plans for the future, including a new cloud-hybrid console for 2028. The leak stemmed from old documents that may or may not still be relevant, Microsoft said, but in any event, the leak provided glimpse at what Xbox’s future might look like.
Microsoft just recently held its latest video broadcast, the Xbox Partner Preview. You can catch up on all the big news in GameSpot’s Xbox Partner Preview news roundup.
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