Microsoft is having some really big change factors lately, and the reorganization we heard rumors of seems to be moving ahead. The implications for Xbox development are profound, as platform responsibilities might now be split across multiple departments.
According to Bloomberg, corporate vice president of Windows Program Management Julie Larson-Green is CEO Steve Ballmer’s current pick to lead Xbox development. Unfortunately, she wouldn’t be a direct replacement for Don Mattrick, who left the company to take over the CEO role at Zynga this week.
The reorganization will put all hardware, including Xbox and Surface tablets, under Larson-Green. Since she began at Microsoft in 1993, Larson-Green has been responsible for early versions of Internet Explorer, the overhaul to Microsoft Office, and interface design for Windows 7 and Windows 8. Larson-Green holds a master’s degree in software engineering and a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
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