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March 17, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Xbox Chief Product Officer Marc Whitten leaving

Marc Whitten (Photo from Microsoft)

Marc Whitten (Photo from Microsoft)

Marc Whitten, chief product officer for Xbox, is leaving Microsoft to become chief product officer at consumer electronics company Sonos.

Whitten has been on the Xbox team since 2000 and worked on the original Xbox gaming console and its successors, the Xbox 360 and Xbox One, as well as the Xbox Live service.

“I have had the extreme pleasure over the last 14 years to work on the greatest product with the greatest team and for the greatest community,” Whitten said in an official Xbox blog post. “Xbox is so special because of the amazing team I’ve had the opportunity to work with and because our fans are the most incredible fans on the planet.”

The remaining members of the Xbox leadership team will now report to Terry Myerson, the executive vice president in charge of the Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox operating systems, Microsoft said.

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