Microsoft will build native Xbox games for the cloud, and the woman behind Portal will lead | The Verge

According to an article with Polygon, Microsoft has hired former Google Stadia design director Kim Swift, who is renowned for Valve’s popular game Portal. According to Xbox Game Studios publishing president Peter Wyse, Kim will create a team centered on innovative cloud experiences with the goal of creating “cloud-native games.” Since her master thesis, Narbacular Drop, got her team work at Valve Software, where she headed creation on Portal, Swift has spent over a decade in the games industry already. According to her LinkedIn page, she later worked as a designer on Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2, created an unreleased game for Amazon and was a studio design director at EA.



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