Larry Hryb, affectionately recognized to the Xbox neighborhood as Main Nelson, has introduced his departure from Microsoft.

In keeping with Hryb, he will likely be leaving the corporate to work on the “subsequent chapter” of his profession.

“After 20 unimaginable years, I’ve determined to step again and work on the following chapter of my profession,” Hryb mentioned on Twitter. “As I take a second and take into consideration every thing we have achieved collectively, I need to thank the hundreds of thousands of players all over the world who’ve included me of their lives.

“Additionally, due to the Xbox crew members for trusting me to have a direct dialogue with our prospects. The long run is vibrant for Xbox and as a gamer, I am excited to see the evolution.”

Hryb joined Microsoft in 2001 as editor-in-chief of MSN Music earlier than transferring to director of programming for Xbox Dwell. Writing Main Nelson’s weblog, he offered an inside take a look at operations on the Xbox division and was additionally closely concerned within the improvement of Microsoft’s early consoles, Xbox Dwell, Kinect and extra.

He additionally hosted a weekly podcast referred to as Main Nelson Radio the place he performed interviews and mentioned consoles, expertise, devices, and all issues Xbox.

Hryb mentioned that together with his departure, the official Xbox Podcast will take a break this summer season, after which it would return with a brand new format.

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