Amazon’s head of Fire TV, Kindle, and its new Luna cloud gaming service recently left the company. Marc Whitten has joined Unity as an executive on the company’s Unity Create business. Unity is a cross-platform game engine that many developers use to get their games to function across multiple devices.
Whitten’s left six months after Amazon launched an early access version of Luna, the company’s latest cloud gaming service. Also the same month Google announced it’s shutting down its in-house game developer studios for Stadia.
Amazon’s Luna is currently available on PC, Mac, iOS, and Android as long as you’re invited to try the service. The company has also made Luna available to Fire TV devices without an invite, but it’s still limited to just the US at the moment.
Before Whitten arrived at Amazon, he spent 14 years at Microsoft helping launch three Xbox consoles. Whitten left Microsoft in 2014 to take up the role of chief product officer at wireless audio company Sonos. He has spent the last nearly five years overseeing the Fire TV, Amazon’s Kindle devices, and the launch of Luna.