Microsoft Xbox exec Marc Whitten leaves for Sonos

March 18
7:26 AM 2014

Microsoft has just announced Xbox Chief Product Officer Marc Whitten's imminent departure from the company. Whitten will become the new Chief Product Officer of Sonos, according to TechCrunch.

IGN cited the statement Whitten issued to Xbox Wire: "I have had the extreme pleasure over the last 14 years to work on the greatest product with the greatest team and for the greatest community. Xbox is so special because of the amazing team I've had the opportunity to work with and because our fans are the most incredible fans on the planet. It has been the highlight of my career to work on a product so loved. It's incredibly tough to leave but I am confident the best days are ahead for Xbox fans, in the capable hands of a very talented team."

After Whitten's departure, his team will be headed by Windows software platform executive vice president Terry Myerson. Whitten will stay with Microsoft until March 21, IGN detailed.

Aside from Whitten, other Microsoft execs have also left the company recently. Division head Don Mattrick left in July to work for Zynga. Just this January, Xbox video and music exec Blair Westlake also left the software giant, TechCrunch reported.

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