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Father of Microsoft Windows NT joins Xbox team

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 7:43PM EST

Dave Cutler, who has been called the “father of Windows NT” has joined Microsoft’s Xbox team. “Dave is one of our brightest minds and is currently working on projects that will help advance our goals in the consumer space as we continue to grow the Xbox from a game-centric console to a complete home entertainment device,” a Microsoft spokesperson told ZDNET‘s Mary Jo Foley, who confirmed the move recently. Reportedly, Cutler will be tasked with taking Xbox “beyond a gaming platformwhich could mean Cutler will work on creating the rumored Xbox 720 set-top box experience. In July, we exclusively reported that Microsoft will unveil the Xbox 720 during the E3 trade show later this year.