Phil Spencer Takes Over as Head of Xbox

Phil Spencer Takes Over as Head of Xbox

Spencer at Microsoft’s 2013 E3 Press Conference.

Phil Spencer has announced that he will replace Marc Whitten as the head of Microsoft’s Xbox division through a post on the Xbox Wire.

Prior to this new position, Spencer acted as head of Microsoft Studios. Spencer will now oversee not only Microsoft’s first party game development, but also Xbox as a whole. This includes Xbox Live, Xbox Music, and Xbox Video.

In his statement, Spencer says that “Combining these teams will strengthen the connection between some of the world’s most innovative creators and those building the Xbox itself.”

Spencer has been with Microsoft for 25 years and has previously acted as general manager of Microsoft Studios and then later Microsoft Studios Vice President.

(Source: Xbox Wire)