Phil Spencer is the new head of Microsoft's Xbox division, the company announced on Monday. Spencer previously served as the vice president of Microsoft Studios.

"In this new job, Phil will lead the Xbox, Xbox Live, Xbox Music and Xbox Video teams, and Microsoft Studios," Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella wrote in an email to Microsoft employees. "Combining all our software, gaming and content assets across the Xbox team under a single leader and aligning with the OSG team will help ensure we continue to do great work across the Xbox business, and bring more of the magic of Xbox to all form factors, including tablets, PCs and phones."

He will report to executive vice president Terry Myerson.

"I am incredibly proud of the talented Xbox employees around the world and believe, like they do, in the power of technology to bring games and entertainment to life across console, PC, tablet and mobile devices," Spencer wrote on the Xbox Wire. "It’s been a remarkable year for Xbox and I am honored to lead the team at this incredible time for Microsoft and the games industry."

Spencer succeeds Marc Whitten, who left Microsoft in early March for a position at audio equipment company Sonos.

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[via Xbox Wire and Microsoft News Center]