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The Last Xbox Founder Resigns From Microsoft

Written on May 27, 2011 by R. Cruise

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It is apparently the end of an era, as Otto Berkes - the final member of the four-person Xbox founding team has - left Microsoft.

According to The Seattle Times, has ended his 18-year career at on Monday. The current partner hardware architect for is apparently joining “for another company outside of the Seattle area.”

Otto Berkes – with Ted Hase, Kevin Bachus and Seamus Blackey – sent the first proposal for the game console in March 1999. It wasn’t long until the team had and most of the company’s heads on board with the project. After two and a half years, the original Xbox made its official debut.

In June 1993, Otto Berkes first joined Microsoft as a graphics developer. Aside from helping to create the Xbox, he was one of the people behind the ill-starred Courier device and also has worked with former Microsoft Chief Software Architect, Ray Ozzie.

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  • Punch 40

    Seeing as I have about 20 games that are no good because of a bricked system,I’d like to give him a set of black eyes for my trouble and wasted expense.I suppose  I’ll have to settle for never buying another Microsoft gaming product.

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