Mike Ybarra, one of the most representative of Xbox, announced that he had left Microsoft after more than twenty years of service. The executive he held the role of Corporate Vice President at Xbox Live.
“After 20 years in Microsoft, now is the time to start a new adventure,” he stated on his Twitter official account. “It was a great trip in the Xbox, and the future is bright. Thanks to all the members of Team Xbox, I’m incredibly proud of the results we have achieved. I wish them all the best. Soon reveal to you what is waiting for me (super excited)”
Puntualissimi and inevitable, came also the comments of other important exponents of the industry, as Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb, Cliff Bleszinki and the boss of Xbox, Phil Spencer, who thanked Ybarra for his invaluable contribution. “You have been a great supporter of our fans, from day one, and you have always acted with the aim of putting players at the centre of everything we do. All of us at Team Xbox and wish you all the best.”
To Mike Ybarra is only the last of many farewells illustrious in the world of video games. Only a few days ago, just the first of the announcement of the launch of PS5, Shawn Layden, has left Sony, for reasons not clarified yet.