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Ed Fries Flees MS

Microsoft Says Game Studio Head Resigns (thanks nin) has word that: "The veteran Microsoft executive who headed the company's push into console video game software and is credited with launching hits like the PC favorite 'Flight Simulator' and 'Halo' for the Xbox has resigned, Microsoft said on Tuesday. Ed Fries, who joined Microsoft in 1985 as an intern, had headed the company's game studio since 1995 and was responsible for cementing key relationships with game software publishers when Microsoft introduced its Xbox video game console." Head of MSFT games unit quits on CNN Money is an article on this with a quote on the subject from Ed, who indicates his plans to stay in the game industry.

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8. Its a damn shame... Jan 14, 2004, 01:31 mbmonk
Being an Xbox owner, I am dissapointed that he is leaving. I thought he did a good job with the Xbox considering it was its intial entrance into the market. I think he did a rather good job on which titles to go with and which should be scrapped or reworked. I hope they get someone better to fill his shoes, but I must admit I did like his work. If they hire someone who sucks I just wont buy and xbox2.

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