Matt Booty has been promoted to fill the role of corporate vice president at Microsoft Studios.
Matt Booty has been working at Microsoft as the head of Minecraft and now he has been promoted to be the corporate vice president of Microsoft Studios. After Phil Spencer was promoted to the role of executive vice president for games, his previous post was left open. This is the position which Matt Booty will occupy from now on.
In his new position, it will be Booty’s responsibility to oversee game development and publishing. It will also be his responsibility to manage Microsoft’s relationship with various studios whose games they support. Minecraft will be now led by Helen Chiang who had previously reported to Booty as operations head.
Speaking to GamesBeat, Phil Spencer stated that he will be in charge of overall strategy for games while Matt Booty will handle the actual execution of these games. We’ll have to wait and see how Matt Booty’s promotion affects Microsoft’s relationship with the gaming industry, but let’s hope it’s for the best.