Xbox Live founder leaves Microsoft

Boyd Multerer says goodbye to Xbox as he moves on to new projects

Boyd Multerer, the man who created Xbox Live and XNA at Microsoft is leaving the company after 17 years service.

He confirmed his departure on Twitter, taking time to thank well-wishers.

He didn't reveal what his next project would be but did suggest interested parties keep an eye on his personal blog.

Multerer joined Microsoft in March 1997 and departs as partner director of development for Xbox. He's had a huge impact on the brand overseeing technical design and development of all software on the Xbox One and Xbox 360 and for external developers through the XNA tools.

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