Report filed by Rakan Stanbouly
With many OnLive developers being let off after the studio’s financial windfall and now infamous corporate restructuring, Microsoft has decided to target the staff affected by the transition for open positions in both their Mountain View office and Redmond HQ (according to Gamesindustry). Microsoft issued a statement saying the company is “…eager to speak to individuals and teams affected by the OnLive transition. With the stunning success of Xbox/Kinect and the accelerated growth of this business, we are looking to add key players who want to make a real impact in creating groundbreaking new products and services.”
In other OnLive news, despite a statement to the contrary released to OnLive Fans last week, founder Steve Perlman will not remain on board as the company’s CEO. Gary Lauder, head of the Lauder Partners firm that acquired OnLive, will now act as company chairman, with former head of OnLive Operations Charlie Jablonski being appointed COO and acting CEO.
“Steve has created an extraordinary company that no one else could have created. He is a unique entrepreneur and deserves his legendary status in Silicon Valley as a creator of groundbreaking companies,” wrote new Chairman Gary Lauder, “The new OnLive is emerging with greater financial security and a brighter outlook on the future. OnLive is now positioned to execute against longer-term projects with our breakthrough technology, products and services…I spent my first week with OnLive listening, to gather people’s thoughts and suggestions. It’s an impressive group, and I am even more convinced that this company is poised for greatness.”