Microsoft has announced the reorganization of the team that runs the Xbox division, among other things with the aim of better integrating Bethesda and Zenimax into its structure.
In an internal message seen by The Verge, Phil Spencer calls the changes part of an effort to “expand the content organization, so that Xbox Game Studios and Zenimax development studios collaborate more effectively to create his best works in our catalogue.
Matt Booty, who until now held the position of director of Xbox Game Studios, will now hold the position of president of game content and studios.
Sarah Bond, another of Xbox’s biggest names, is up to become president of Xbox.
Booty, therefore, will go on to supervise Bethesda, waiting to see how Activision Blizzard, whose purchase was closed a few days ago, fits into the organizational chart. The American company recently lost Pete Hines, who announced his retirement, and has had a year with ups and downs, combining the successes of Starfield and Hi-Fi Rush with the failure of Redfall.
In the new organization chart, curiously, the controversial Bobby Kotick still appears as a manager. His position, in any case, is only confirmed until the end of this year, at which time he is expected to leave the company.
Phil Spencer said: “I am excited to partner with this team of leaders to advance our mission for the next era of Xbox in service of our players and creators. I am confident that this will lead our organization to success in the months and years ahead. They are about to come”.