Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will unveil his comprehensive plan to restructure the company July 11, and the internal changes include bringing the Xbox division under current Windows software and hardware boss Julie Larson-Green, reports All Things D.
The report lends further credence to Bloomberg's report from last week, which indicated the same.
Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business, which encompasses the Xbox division (Xbox One, Xbox 360, Xbox Live, Kinect) and Zune Marketplace, is currently operating without a direct boss — its former president, Don Mattrick, announced last week that he was leaving Microsoft to take over as Zynga CEO effective July 8. In the meantime, the Xbox officials who reported to Mattrick are reporting directly to Ballmer.
Ballmer's restructuring, which he hinted at in a shareholder letter last fall, has been widely reported to be focused on reorganizing Microsoft around devices and services (software). All Things D reports that under the new arrangement, Larson-Green, who currently serves as the corporate vice president of Microsoft's Windows division, will oversee all devices — including the Xbox consoles and the Surface tablet — along with music and TV services.