Just over a month ago, Rahul Sood announced he was resigning from his position as the CTO of Global Gaming for Hewlett-Packard, a resignation that came with "mixed emotions." That's understandable, given that he built one of the most recognizable PC brands around in Voodoo PC, a company he put over two decades of service into.
At the time, there wasn't any indication what would come next for Sood, who simply said he "can't wait to be directly involved in a product pipeline again." He didn't have to wait long.
"Well, it's probably time I let the cat out of the bag. I am happy to announce that I'll be joining Microsoft as the GM for System Experience in the Interactive Entertainment Business," Sood wrote in a blog post. "I'll be working on some really...really...really cool stuff come January 2011."
The wording of his new position leaves plenty of room for speculation on what exactly he'll be doing, which could include helping to design the next generation Xbox console.