Microsoft has confirmed that the Vice President of Xbox in Europe, Phil Harrison, has split ways with the company.

In a statement to GamesIndustry, Phil Spencer, the Head of Xbox, wished Harrison the best with his future outside of Xbox.

“Following a successful tenure as Corporate Vice President in Xbox in Europe, Phil Harrison has chosen to pursue business interests outside of Microsoft,” Spencer said.  “Phil has been a distinguished leader for our European Xbox team – overseeing production at our award-winning European studios and making a substantial contribution to the Xbox business globally. I want to thank Phil for his creativity and leadership over the past three years. Phil is a great friend of mine and I wish him the very best with his future endeavors.”

Also speaking to the site, Harrison said that he enjoyed his time with Microsoft and felt privileged to have worked with the company’s European Studios.  Speaking to the future of Xbox, he says that “games will continue to prosper across Microsoft under Phil Spencer’s leadership.”

GameIndustry originally reported on Harrison’s departure back in March, with many sources confirming the news at the Game Developer’s Conference, despite Microsoft’s refusal to comment.  According to the site, Harrison was frustrated when he was not promoted within the company after the departure of for President, Don Mattrick.

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