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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"Flees"?
That's a headline I'd expect to see at a website like Slashdot, not Blues.
I'm assuming Fries wanted to be the next Gabe Newell. He wants to make games instead of approve them. His duties at Microsoft didn't include that type of work, so he left. I find it troubling (although completely expected) that all the gaming news websites are trying to insinuate some kind of grand controversy surrounding the situation.

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