Until recently, Microsoft Mainly avoiding disputes such as those surrounding its future subsidiary, Activision Blizzard. However, while Microsoft’s internal culture does not seem to snowstormit appears it’s not entirely without the sexual misconduct issues that plague some parts of the gaming industry.
creator of Kinect From Holographic lens Give Microsoft I’ve been in trouble recently. According to recent reports, Alex Kipman Will step down after his sexual misconduct was revealed. While the future of Microsoft’s HoloLens remains uncertain, it looks like Kipman will no longer be a part of it.according to Business Insideraccording to a leaked memo from Microsoft, Kipman officially resigned.
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The memo makes no mention of the allegations themselves.Instead, the vice president Scott Guthrie “We jointly decided that it was the right time for him to leave the company to pursue other opportunities,” said Mr. However, it also noted that Kipman would stay on for two months to help with the transition period. During this time, Gurthrie will oversee the restructuring of Microsoft’s virtual reality division and bring it into the organization. Microsoft Windows + device.
Kipman’s troubles began last month when dozens of Microsoft employees revealed to Business Insider what he called wrongdoing. Additionally, a leaked internal document revealed that more than 25 Microsoft employees reported witnessing Kipman’s sexual misconduct in the workplace.
The allegations included unwanted touching and having watched obscene VR videos in front of other employees. Three employees also told Insider they were advised not to leave Kipman alone with women. A former Microsoft executive was so upset by Kipman’s actions that he breathed a sigh of relief as in-person meetings were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Microsoft has neither confirmed nor denied the allegations against Kipman. However, a Microsoft representative denied allegations that human resources personnel accompanied Kipman during the meeting. Kipman also declined to respond to Business Insider’s repeated requests for a statement and remained silent on the matter. Twitter from the 23rd.
Kipman is the main man behind Microsoft’s HoloLens headset. In February, another Insider report suggested that Microsoft was cancelling Holographic Lens 3 And the development team is “disorganized”.
More than 70 team members leave Microsoft, 40 of them passed on to bosses Facebook, TargetA multi-billion-dollar contract to supply the U.S. Army with HoloLens-based headsets also appears to be in jeopardy, a Pentagon audit has raised concerns about the deal.
Not all questions related to Microsoft’s HoloLens are directly at Kipman’s feet. However, given the recent allegations, one has to ask how much of an impact his actions may have had.