Microsoft’s Alex Kipman has left the company following sexual misconduct allegations

Alex Kipman, who led development on Microsoft’s HoloLens augmented reality headset as well as the Kinect motion controller for Xbox, has left the company. This comes following reports of both verbal abuse and sexual misconduct from the company exec.

While Microsoft has not yet commented on his departure, an internal email sent on Tuesday and seen by Geek Wire confirmed Kipman’s exit, framing it as a company restructure.

Within the email, head of Microsoft’s Cloud and AI Group Scott Guthrie said the changes being made “will align and further accelerate [Microsoft’s] overall Metaverse efforts as a company this coming fiscal year”.

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