Minecraft boss becomes Xbox boss, replacing Phil Spencer

Xbox boss Phil Spencer moves up in Microsoft, with Minecraft boss Matt Booty now leading Microsoft Studios.

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Published Wed, Jan 17 2018 11:31 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:52 AM CST

Phil Spencer has been synonymous with the Xbox brand for what feels like forever, but Spencer has recently moved into a position where he is planning the grand strategy for games, while ex-Minecraft boss Matt Booty will be in charge of executing said strategy in games publishing.

Minecraft boss becomes Xbox boss, replacing Phil Spencer | TweakTown.com

Booty will be reporting directly to Spencer, while the rest of the studio bosses will be reporting to Booty. Spencer spoke with Venture Beat, where he said: "I wanted to make sure we had the right organization in place to deliver on our content goals. With that, I made the decision that I wanted to anoint a leader of our Microsoft Studios organization, which if you've tracked it, I've had the leaders of our individual franchises reporting to me for the last three and a half years".

Spencer continued: "That's been great in driving our all-up strategy and getting us to the point where Satya was willing and eager to make the investment in gaming that he's made, but it's also become very clear to me that we're going to invest more in content, which we are doing, and that a unified studios leadership organization was going to be critical to our long-term success. I've asked Matt Booty to step up into the role of leading Microsoft Studios".

NEWS SOURCE:venturebeat.com

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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