Microsoft Replaces Don Conyer as Project Lead for Xbox 720

Posted Thu Dec 15, 2011 at 07:30 AM PST by Dick Ward

Conyer is credited for helping launch both the Xbox and Xbox 360.

The next Xbox console is in the works and whether you call it the Xbox 3, Xbox 720 or Xbox Next, it's certainly a system that's going to make a bit impact on the industry. According to Gamasutra though, it's going to do it without the man who helped bring you the Xbox and Xbox 360.

Don Conyer is the general manager of the entertainment division of Microsoft and was the project lead on both of Microsoft's game consoles. He's also the one behind Xbox Live improvements and a unified design for the system.

According to Gamasutra, Conyer won't be leading the development of the next system. Instead, Emma Williams will be taking the lead. She's no stranger to the Xbox - Williams helmed the team that created the latest Xbox interface update.

There's no indication that Conyer will be leaving Microsoft - simply taking on a different role.

Source: Gamasutra

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Tags: Xbox 360, Xbox Next, Xbox 720, Industry Trends (all tags)