According to a tweet posted by his personal account, Xbox Live general manager Dan McCulloch will leave Microsoft. Dan McCulloch is a 15-year veteran of Microsoft who has been a project manager at the company since 2005 and is responsible for projects such as SMS functionality. In October 2017, he was promoted to general manager of Xbox Live. In a tweet, Dan McCulloch revealed his plans to leave and said he was excited about the next chapter in his career. However, the tweet did not indicate the next steps.
The tweet read: “After 15 years at Xbox, I announced today that I will leave. I know a lot of friends, learned a lot of things, really happy! I’m very excited about the next opportunity in my career, and I’ll announce it soon, and you’ll all be excited! ;)。 Thank you!!! pic.twitter.com/dcbhKCgn8f. “
According to his LinkedIn page, McCulloch joined the Xbox team in 2007 as the lead producer of for The Forza Motorsport 4 and Kinect. He also transitioned to the Kinect team before the project reached its climax. He then managed all of Forza Motorsport 3’s assets.
In September 2009, he became portfolio manager for Microsoft Game Studios, responsible for all first-party Kinect games, including Kinect Adventures, Kinectimals, Kinect Sports and Kinect Joyride. McCulloch later moved to the Microsoft Hololens team, where he oversaw five creative studios within the Xbox organization, focusing on developing Hololens sales. In December 2016, he was appointed head of Xbox Mixed Reality, responsible for its augmented and virtual reality team, before being appointed head of Xbox Live.