Xbox’s Director of Programming and long-time public determine within the firm’s historical past, Larry ‘Main Nelson’ Hryb has introduced he’s leaving Microsoft after 22 years on the firm.
Hryb has been a figurehead for the Xbox model for a very long time. Even trying again for examples of Kotaku’s previous protection of his profession brings up (now damaged) podcasts and articles relationship again over 15 years. Alongside public-facing work just like the Xbox podcast, Hryb has been one of many extra fan-focused members of the Xbox group, even participating in fan meet and greets. So whereas his colleagues at Microsoft will seemingly really feel his absence, it’s truthful to say that a lot of the Xbox group will really feel it, as properly.
Hryb made the announcement on his private Twitter account, the place he thanked Xbox followers and his colleagues at Microsoft as he regarded towards the “subsequent chapter” of his profession.
“After 20 unbelievable years, I’ve determined to take a step again and work on the subsequent chapter of my profession,” he wrote. “As I take a second and take into consideration all now we have performed collectively, I need to thank the tens of millions of avid gamers around the globe who’ve included me as a part of their lives. Additionally, due to Xbox group members for trusting me to have a direct dialogue with our prospects. The longer term is vibrant for Xbox and as a gamer, I’m excited to see the evolution.”
On the finish of his Twitter thread, Hryb additionally confirmed that Xbox’s official podcast (initially known as Main Nelson Radio), shall be taking a hiatus for the summer time and can return in a brand new format with out him.
As of this writing, Hryb has but to publicly say what his subsequent profession transfer is however says he shall be taking a while off for trip.