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Xbox One is shown on display during a press event unveiling Microsoft's new Xbox in Redmond, Washington May 21, 2013. Reuters/Nick Adams

Boyd Multerer is one of the most prolific people to ever work for Microsoft. He was responsible for making Xbox Live and building a team to ensure online gaming was an enjoyable process for gamers everywhere and later on helped design both the Xbox 360 and the Xbox One. After the launch of the Xbox One, Multerer went on leave and launched an interactive erotica site with his wife, according to The Verge. Today it was announced on his Twitter that Boyd Multerer is leaving Microsoft after a 17-year -ong tenure with the company.

Hired in the year 2000, Multerer also helped develop the XNA as the product manager. The program would help game creators make indie games for the Xbox One and was supposed to be the first open market place on a console as reported by Polygon. Multerer is one of the many high profile developers of the Xbox One to leave Microsoft.

Over the past 18 months, many of the original people behind the console left after Don Mattrick left the company for Zynga and Phil Spencer was assigned as the new Xbox chief. It appears that Spencer's focus on making the Xbox One more video-game oriented could be the reason as to why so many people departed Microsoft. The Xbox One was supposed to be more than a video game console with TV and Microsoft App support, but due to lackluster sales and continuously losing to Sony until last November, the mantra for the system changed.

Former Xbox Vice President, Marc Whitten, for example, was adamant about making the Xbox One a television platform. He is now the Chief Product Officer for Sonos where former Xbox TV manager Ben Smith also works. Nancy Tellem and Jordan Levin were let go earlier this year, the two were the executives for Xbox Entertainment Studios, which closed after Tellem and Levinw were let go reports Gamespot.

As it stands, it seems like Multerer left in good terms with his employers as he thanked Microsoft on his Twitter. He also revealed that he would be working on something brand new, though what that is remains unknown.

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