Microsoft Reorganization Includes A New Xbox President And Studios Leader

Hot off the heels of officially acquiring Activision Blizzard earlier this month for a colossal $69 billion, Microsoft is reorganizing some of its top leadership in its gaming division. The news was revealed in a recent report by The Verge According to the article, Microsoft’s corporate vice-president and head of studios Matt Booty was promoted to President of Game Content and Studios. Microsoft corporate vice-president Sarah Bond had been promoted as Xbox president. Sarah Bond will be responsible for all Xbox Platform responsibilities. 

The Verge also reports that after 32 years, chief marketing officer Chris Capossela is stepping down from Microsoft. 

According to the magazine, Booty will now “lead a larger organization within Microsoft Gaming which includes ZeniMax & Bethesda.” An internal memo, obtained by The VergeMicrosoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer said, “ZeniMax continues to operate as an entity with limited integration led by Jamie Leder. Jamie Leder is the President and Chief Executive Officer, who reports to Matt.” 

Matt Booty

Spencer’s Memo speaks of this “expanded organizational structure” in Microsoft Gaming. It notes that a team that allows Xbox Game Studios’ and ZeniMax’s teams to effectively collaborate will, ultimately “empower them to do the best work to grow our portfolios of games that players love.” Spencer also writes that Bond will lead a team meant to “manage the platform of today, and build the platform of tomorrow” in an effort to bring together “Devices, Player & Creator Experiences, Platform Engineering, Strategy, Business Planning, Data & Analytics, and Business Development.” 

Sarah Bond

Takeshi numoto, Microsoft’s commercial chief marketing executive and vice president, has taken over the role of chief marketing office. Capossela is stepping down.

Other parts of the report The Verge Microsoft Corporate Vice President Yusuf Mehdi is now Microsoft Executive Vice President Consumer Chief Marketing officer. The publication also reports that Microsoft will move its consumer sales team to Spencer’s Microsoft Gaming Team, which is led by Ami Silberman. 

Read on to learn more The Verge Click here to read the full article. In the meantime, read about how Microsoft has officially acquired Activision Blizzard and then check out this list of every Activision Blizzard franchise Xbox now owns. 

[Source: The Verge]

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