Xbox Live founder leaves Microsoft
Boyd Multerer has left Microsoft after 17 years of working for the company. He marked the occasion by tweeting, “Goodbye Microsoft. It was a good run. Xbox was Great! Time to do something new”. He leaves behind a long legacy of accomplishments, most importantly the creation of Xbox Live.
According to Polygon, Multerer began his career at Microsoft in 1997. In 2000, he lead the development team that created Xbox Live for the original Xbox. He later became the product manager for XNA, paving the way for independent game developers to create for Xbox 360. Most recently he was the director of development, overseeing the design and development of the Xbox One. His tenure at Microsoft was impressive, playing a large part in the making of the Xbox consoles and experiences we’ve loved over the years.