A very interesting change has just occurred in an important role in Xbox management, with Alan Hartman moving directly from his Turn 10 leader position to head of Xbox Game Studiosaccording to what the interested party reported on LinkedIn.
This is a notable promotion for Hartman, which is part of the overall reorganization already announced by Xbox following its acquisition of Activision Blizzard, which saw Sarah Bond rise to the role of president of Xbox.
With these changes, Matt Booty became president of the games and studio content section, so in fact Hartman will occupy the position previously held by Booty, becoming the head of Xbox Game Studios.
Considering the dimensions assumed by the first party division of Xbox, Hartman finds himself in a very important role, even though Activision Blizzard, like Bethesda and its teams, will probably continue to enjoy a certain independence, with direct relations with Booty, Spencer and the other Microsoft gaming leaders.
Either way, this is a very nice recognition for Alan Hartman, who joined Turn 10 in 2005 and participated in the development of several Forza Motorsports, before taking on the role of Corporate Vice President for the past two years, overseeing Forza Motorsports. and Fable franchises among his direct responsibilities.
Although Turn 10 has just published Forza Motorsport, Playground Games continues development on Fable, of which we expect to see more after the trailer shown during the Xbox Game Showcase last June.