Nintendo’s head of partner management joins Xbox in key role

Joanna Estrada
January 31, 2019

In 2018, Microsoft started a major expansion for its gaming ambitions. Recently, Microsoft acquired several video game studios like Obsidian Entertainment, Ninja Theory, and more.

In his farewell message, he indicated that we'd be hearing more from him soon, and today he announced his next adventure.

Leaving Nintendo in late-December, Baker was best known for his work as the company's head of partner management.

Xbox head Phil Spencer has asserted that Microsoft and Xbox will go big at E3 2019, saying, the company "will be as big at E3 as we've ever been".

Baker's work at Nintendo shouldn't go understated. He has since been more involved with indie games and is seen as one of the reasons why the Nintendo Switch has awesome indie support. He'll be helping evaluate all of the second and third-party content.

From enabling backward compatibility with older Xbox 360 titles and platform flexibility with Play Anywhere to the introduction of its relatively successful Game Pass subscription service, the Xbox One team has been making its games and its gaming experience a priority. All I can say is that it's definitely an exciting time to be an Xbox owner right now.

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