Marc Whitten has left Microsoft after 14 years and three Xbox launches.
His former Xbox team will now report to executive VP Terry Myerson.
“I’m thankful for Marc’s leadership on Xbox and the incredible team he’s helped build,” Myerson said. “I look forward to working with Yusuf [Mehdi], Phil [Harrison] and the rest of the team to find a great replacement.”
Of his departure Whitten stated: “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.
“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. It has been the highlight of my career to work on a product so loved. It’s incredibly tough to leave but I am confident the best days are ahead for Xbox fans, in the capable hands of a very talented team.”