Microsoft has revealed that Dave Cutler, responsible for leading the development of Windows NT, is now working on the Xbox. The news comes via Microsoft blogger Mary Jo Foley, who reports hearing that Cutler didn't have a whole lot to do in his position on the Azure team and had been moved to other projects. Just recently, another insider filled in the blanks with a tip that Cutler is working on the new Xbox. Redmond has since confirmed that Dave is now working on the Xbox.
“Dave is one of our brightest minds and is currently working on projects that will help advance our goals in the consumer space as we continue to grow the Xbox from a game-centric console to a complete home entertainment device,” the company told Foley
No other information about his role was offered, but Microsoft has made no secret of the fact that it wants the newest Xbox to be more than just a tool for gamers. Recent updates have pushed the focus onto media and TV more than ever and it's thought Microsoft will continue this line of thought with the next iteration of its console.
Cutler, 69, joined Microsoft in 1988 and has been there ever since. He holds the status of 'Senior Technical Fellow' at Microsoft and aside from leading the Windows NT team has also worked on Windows 2000, porting Windows to AMD's 64-bit AMD64 architecture, and the 64-bit versions of Windows XP Pro and Windows Server 2003 SP1.