Today, Matt Booty, Head of Microsoft Studios, announced that Darrell Gallagher would be joining the Microsoft Studios executive leadership team. As Darrell Gallagher joins Microsoft Studios, hopefully we’ll learn more in the future about his role.
The announcement welcoming Darrell Gallagher was made via Twitter:
I'm thrilled to welcome Darrell Gallagher @DGallagher_LA to the Microsoft Studios executive leadership team. Excited to share more at E3.
— Matt Booty (@mattbooty) April 16, 2018
Darrell Gallagher has a long history in the gaming industry, serving as the head of Crystal Dynamics during the launch of the 2013 Tomb Raider reboot and its sequel Rise of the Tomb Raider. Phil Spencer has repeatedly talked about the need for Xbox to grow more first-party content, reiterating those statements after he and Matt Booty were both promoted. This could be another step in restructuring and building for the future, so it’s interesting (and a good sign) that we’ll be learning more at E3 2018.