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.
After 20 years at Microsoft, it’s time for mynext adventure. It’s been a great ride at Xbox and the future is bright. Thanks to everyone at TeamXbox, I’m incredibly proud of what we’ve accomplished and I wish you the best. More soon on what’s next for me (super excited)! 1/2 ...
- Mike Ybarra (@XboxQwik) October 9, 2019
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.”