J Allard是主管xbox和zune设计和运营的高级副总裁，而Robbie Bach则是分管主席。据称该两位高管的离职是为了回避微软首席执行官Steve Ballmer的直接干预，往后游戏部门的高管直接向Steve Ballmer汇报工作。
Steve Ballmer在评述J Allard等人的离职时表示“当我们完成了这么多关键产品的时候，我们很自然的就需要继续向前发展，我们需要更加合适的人来领导更好的工作计划，我很确信这样的变更对我们未来的发展更有好处。”
The two men primarily responsible for Microsoft’s Entertainment & Devices Division are leaving the company.
J Allard, a senior VP of design and development who worked on the Xbox and Zune, and Robbie Bach, the division’s president, will both be stepping aside as CEO Steve Ballmer takes more direct control of the department. Remaining execs in the division will report directly to Ballmer.
David Treadwell, currently corporate VP of Microsoft’s cloud-based Live platform, will be placed in charge of the core technology team inside the Interactive Entertainment group, which includes the Xbox and video games unit.
“As we finalize and ship so many of our key products… it is a natural time for us to look ahead and make sure we have the right talent in the right roles to fuel our next set of offerings,” Ballmer wrote in an internal memo. “I am confident that the changes above will set us up well for the months and years ahead.”
Do you agree with Ballmer? Was letting these two go the right move? How do you think Microsoft will handle games and mobile tech from here?