Xbox will not be the same: the president of gaming services Mike Ibarra left Microsoft

Following Sony, an employee of the gaming division also lost Microsoft, releasing Mike Ibarra from the walls of the company.

What is known

Mike announced his retirement on Twitter, where he was supported by Phill Spencer and Xbox fans.

“After 20 years at Microsoft, the time has come for mynext adventure. It was a great trip with the Xbox, and my future is bright. Thanks to everyone at TeamXbox. I’m incredibly proud of what we have achieved, and I wish you all the best, ”wrote Mike.

Ibarra worked in the company since the 2000s and managed toto be in the chair of the general manager, working on Windows 7 and the Xbox Live service. Soon, Mike was set to look after Xbox Game Studios, the gaming division of Microsoft, which includes 15 third-party studios. Under the leadership of Ibarra, the world saw the Gears of War, Age of Empires and Sunset Overdrive. The latter recently fell into the hands of Sony.

Since 2017, he worked as a corporateVice President of Xbox Live, Xbox Game Pass, and Streaming Mixer. It is not known who will look after the directions now, but Mike himself does not leave the industry and will try to “make games better for everyone.”