Microsoft’s last remaining Xbox founder leaves the company

Over a decade ago four Microsoft employees got together and came up with what would become the Xbox. Two consoles, six Halo games and one Too Human later, the last remaining member of these four has left the company, Shacknews has spotted.

Hungarian Programmer Otto Berkes waved goodbye to the firm yesterday. Ed Fries, former head of Microsoft’s games publishing business, held fond memories of the moment Berkes and co came up with the Xbox, telling The Seattle Times: “They talked me into joining up with them and helping to make it happen. It wouldn’t have happened without him.”

A virtual pat on the back and beer-buying for Berkes then. He said of his departure: “No regrets, but it’s time to move on for me. I’m very proud of what I was able to accomplish here.”