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Microsoft names new head of Games For Windows

Ron Pessner takes over from Chris Early following mass layoffs

Microsoft has announced the appointment of Ron Pessner as general manager of Games For Windows.

Pessner, who leaves the company's Entertainment and Devices Division to take up the post, takes over from Chris Early who was let go as part of wider job cuts at the software giant, which included Aces Game Studio.

"Moving ahead, Microsoft will continue to invest in Windows as a first–class gaming platform through great Windows out of box experiences," the company said in a statement, according to Gamasutra.

In addition, Pessner will be joined by Microsoft Games Studios' Dave Luehmann, to focus on internal development and publishing.

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James Lee