Casey Hudson Joins Microsoft as Creative Director at Microsoft Studios

Casey Hudson has been appointed creative director at Microsoft Studios.

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Mikefizzled1036d ago

That's a pretty hefty feather to their cap. Wish him best of luck in his new job.

VER1ON1036d ago

Amazing asset to the team! Too bad the KoToR IP isnt owned by MS.

Naga1036d ago (Edited 1036d ago )

This is most excellent.

It's been so refreshing to watch Microsoft continue their turnaround by putting creative minds in leadership positions. That's a business model I think we can all get behind.

christocolus1036d ago (Edited 1036d ago )

Couldn't agree more. Phil Spencer worked with him on Mass Effect. So glad they got him onboard we don't need Kotor or Jade Empire. With Casey and the right team in place we could get spiritual successors to those games. Phil is contantly bombarded on twitter by fans who keep asking for sequels to Kotor and Jade Empire. This might be the first step to bringing those games(or their spiritual successors) back.

Mr Pumblechook1036d ago

"Xbox Wire: What can you share about your new role?

Casey Hudson: As Creative Director at Microsoft Studios, my primary focus will be the creative direction of HoloLens Experiences."

Hudson played a big part in having Bioware focus on gripping storylines in their biggest games. So reading that Microsoft will have him work on HoloLens 'experiences' makes me wonder if they are overlooking his area of expertise.

Naga1036d ago (Edited 1036d ago )

@ Mr Pumblechook

Perhaps you aren't considering the full potential that Hololens has for such experiences.

christocolus1036d ago (Edited 1036d ago )

"Today, we’re proud to announce that Casey Hudson has joined Microsoft in the role of Creative Director at Microsoft Studios, where he’s working on Microsoft HoloLens, Xbox, and other awesome projects."

"I will also be working with innovative new Xbox titles, helping them to find success through clear direction and creative vision. I will be involved in driving a creative focus for Xbox and Windows gaming, and I couldn’t be more excited to be involved in that. The projects I’ve seen in development so far are amazing, and it’s going to be an awesome experience helping these teams cross the finish line"

@Mr Pumbleback

Sounds like he will be working on Xbox games too.I think being a creative director at Microsoft Games studios actually means he will be overseeing multiple projects at a time.i.e Hololens,PC&Xbox.

breakpad1036d ago (Edited 1036d ago )

good luck with him as he is under the command of the fail man (aka Kudo Tsunoda

u got owned1036d ago

He is a great addition to the XBO family but As Creative Director at Microsoft Studios, his primary focus will be the creative direction of HoloLens Experiences.

IMO HoloLens in gaming will be just another gimmick just like Kinect.

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Dlacy13g1036d ago

Yeah that's a pretty big get for MS.

TheRedButterfly1036d ago (Edited 1036d ago )

After Joseph Staten joined the Xbox Family, there wasn't anyone else who I thought I'd be super excited about joining.

But now Microsoft Studios' Creative Directors include the writer/cinematic director for Halo and the Project Director for both Mass Effect & KOTOR -- that's huge!

Hell, all they need now is Todd Howard and they'll have each of my favorite developers running Microsoft Studios. :D

Septic1036d ago

This could prove to be a very big deal.

christocolus1036d ago

Awesome news. MS is steadily building, expanding and strengthening their inhouse talents. With his background in story telling i imagine MS already has something in the works.

fanboysmackdown1036d ago

Nice to see MS go after gaming talent other than those corporate dicks they had before such as Balmer and Mattrick. Kinect my ass.......we want games and these hirings are good for us gamers. This bodes well for future Xbox endeavors and both the PS and Xbox are solid platforms heading forward. Nintendo.......who knows what the hell they're doing?

N0TaB0T1036d ago

This has nothing to do with Nintendo...

Death1036d ago

If you had the chance to meet Mr. Ballmer you would see he is actually a very down to earth person. He was very passionate about his job which led to some pretty funny stuff when you seen it out of context. I'm not sure if he was the best person to lead the company, but I don't fault his effort.

rainslacker1035d ago (Edited 1035d ago )

Hudson is actually going to be doing the same job that Peter Molyneux did. Molyneux was a highly talented dev as well. I think the creative director should be a creative guy...kinda part of the job description. The execs are more in charge of the business sides of things, and typically screw things up.

Satyre281036d ago

Thats a huge pickup for MS, dude led one of the best studios out there. He has tons of experience, excited to see what the future brings to X1.

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