Founder and creator Xbox Live XNA leaving Microsoft




Boyd Multerer, founder of Xbox Live and creator of the XNA platform, leaving Microsoft. The developer, who oversaw the development of the operating system that now runs on the Xbox One, choose a new challenge.

Boyd Multerer Through Twitter Multerer made ​​his departure from Microsoft outwardly expressed . The developer gave up the social platform that he already knows what he will do, but can not yet or can say what that is. However, the Xbox veteran made it clear that in his new job again will write every day code.

Multerer began performing in 1994, working for Microsoft since 1997 and was employed as a full-time employee. He then joined the Xbox team that some years later would be responsible for the release of the first Xbox. Within that team Multerer oversaw the development of the network functions of the console. In November 2002 and his team introduced Multerer Xbox Live for the first Xbox. The online platform became a great success and now has over 46 million subscribers.

After the introduction of Xbox Live Multerer focused on the development of a tool that the programmers had to make it easier to develop games for the Xbox. Multerer came in 2006 with the XNA framework that small developers enabled independently develop games for various Microsoft platforms, including the recently introduced Xbox 360. Multerer pointed out in an article about it on the official website of Microsoft, that he speaks every day developers who began their careers with XNA. Support for Microsoft XNA was in the 2014 spring discontinued , but through include Monogamous the framework is still available.

Multerer most recent contribution to the portfolio of Microsoft was the operating system that runs on the Xbox One. His task here was to ensure that the system both Xbox games as Windows apps could run. The OS was developed with the vision that the Xbox One central unit in the living room had to be more than just a game console. With Multerer seems to be the last trailer that vision disappeared. Previously left Mark Whitten and Ben Smith, Microsoft already. They were two main protagonists of Xbox TV. Led Phil Spencer grew console in 2014 and grew into a classic game console, and less to what Multerer, Whitten and Smith had during the development of the device in mind.


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