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Kinect director Kudo Tsunoda exits Xbox division

The former creative director for Kinect is to take on a role at Microsoft outside of the firm’s Xbox group.

Kudo Tsunoda took on the responsibility of heading up a number of Xbox developers earlier this year, including Rare, Lionhead, Twisted Pixel and Lift London, plus the teams behind Scalebound,Quantum BreakandCrackdown.

Despite this, he’s probably best known as the face of Microsoft’s motion-controlled Kinect platform – experience he brings to his latest position.

In his new role as corporate VP of Windows Apps Studio, Tsunoda will help develop a number of Microsoft products, including augmented reality device HoloLens and Microsoft Edge, to improve their detection of voice and gestures.

Filling Tsunoda’s place at Microsoft Studios will be current Microsoft Studios Europe GM Hanno Lemke and Microsoft Studios Publishing GM Shannon Loftis, who will report to Xbox chief Phil Spencer.

Thanks, Polygon.

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