Featured Articles

Intel refreshes CPU roadmap

Intel refreshes CPU roadmap

Intel has revealed an update to its CPU roadmap and some things have changed in 2015 and beyond. Let’s start with the…

More...
Hands on: Nvidia Shield Tablet with Android 5.0

Hands on: Nvidia Shield Tablet with Android 5.0

We broke the news of Nvidia's ambitious gaming tablet plans back in May and now the Shield tablet got a bit…

More...
Nokia N1 Android tablet ships in Q1 2015

Nokia N1 Android tablet ships in Q1 2015

Nokia has announced its first Android tablet and when we say Nokia, we don’t mean Microsoft. The Nokia N1 was designed…

More...
Marvell launches octa-core 64-bit PXA1936

Marvell launches octa-core 64-bit PXA1936

Marvell is better known for its storage controllers, but the company doesn’t want to give up on the smartphone and…

More...
Nvidia GTX 970 SLI tested

Nvidia GTX 970 SLI tested

Nvidia recently released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture, with exceptional performance-per-watt. The Geforce GTX 970…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Friday, 12 July 2013 08:41

Larson-Green to replace Mattrick

Written by David Stellmack

Difficult to predict the impact of the decision

As has been rumored for the last several days, Julie Larson-Green will be Don Mattrick’s replacement. In addition, she will also be leading what Microsoft is calling the “”Devices and Studios Engineering Group,” which will replace what used to be called the IEB, or Interactive Entertainment Business.

Larson-Green will be taking charge of the Xbox brand as well as Microsoft’s “studio experiences,” which include those studios responsible for games, music, video, and other entertainment. The operating system for the Xbox One will now fall under the Operating Systems Engineering Group, which will now be headed by Terry Myerson.

The realignment, as CEO Steve Ballmer called it in an Email to employees, does streamline things. It isn’t clear, however, how Xbox One will fare with Larson-Green at the helm. Larson-Green comes from Microsoft’s Windows division and it is not clear in what direction she will steer the ship. The decision in gaming circles has raised more than a few eyebrows, with many believing that Microsoft needs a leader for Xbox One that gamers know and who can get in front of some of the missteps during the four months left till the console’s release.

David Stellmack

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments