Don Coyner, who has been leading the design experience group for Xbox since the console's launch, has been replaced at Microsoft, Cnet reports. Coyner, who has been working with the Xbox since the console's inception, was replaced by Emma Williams, according to Cnet sources. Williams was in charge of the redesign of the Live interface that just hit.
Rumor: Microsoft Replaces Head Xbox Designer
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With the recent discussion around Red Dead, crunch and work hours in general, it makes sense to touch on work hours for this week's Off Topic.
It’s long been an open secret in the video game industry that the prestigious developer Rockstar embraces overtime, and a new quote from company co-founder Dan Houser about Red Dead Redemption 2 caused controversy this morning by suggesting that it took 100-hour weeks to make. In a new elaboration to Kotaku, however, Houser said the quote had been misinterpreted, saying such a workload is not required at the studio.