Xbox Icon "Major Nelson" Departs Microsoft After 22 Years

Xbox Icon “Major Nelson” Departs Microsoft After 22 Years

Larry Hryb, widely known as Major Nelson in the Xbox gaming community, has announced his departure from Microsoft after a 22-year tenure with the company.

Hryb initially joined Microsoft in 2001 as the editor-in-chief for MSN Music. Two years later, he transitioned to the Xbox division, quickly becoming one of the public faces of the growing console brand. He played a significant role in Xbox’s achievement system and the development of the console’s party chat system, which have since become industry standards.