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.