Head of Xbox Live announces his departure from Microsoft

By Sean Carey,
The general manager of Xbox Live Dan McCulloch has announced that he is leaving Microsoft. McCulloch has spent 15 years at the company and has worked on various projects throughout his time with the tech giant.


McCulloch took to Twitter to announce his departure. He said, "After 15 years at Xbox, I announced today that I would be leaving. I made so many friends, learned so much and truly had a blast! I'm extremely excited about the next opportunity in my career, and I will be announcing that very soon, you all will be pumped!"

McCulloch joined Microsoft back in 2005 as a program manager and oversaw some of the company's partnerships. He then went on to become the lead producer for Forza Motorsport 4 and worked on the Kinect. Later, he managed the first-party launch lineup for the Kinect, worked on the Kinect for Xbox One and the HoloLens, before becoming the head of mixed reality for Xbox, and finally the general manager of Xbox Live.

Xbox Live saw record numbers earlier this year. In the company's most recent earnings report, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said, the company "saw all-time record engagement this quarter, with nearly 90 million active users of Xbox Live". The company also revealed that Xbox Game Pass had reached 10 million subscribers.
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Sean joined the team as a Staff Writer for both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies in 2019. He games across all platforms and is always looking for an excuse to replay any of the Metal Gear Solid titles.