Dave Cutler to Help Develop Xbox into Complete Home Entertainment Device

The father of Windows NT, Dave Cutler, has decided to help Microsoft develop the Xbox to move beyond just a gaming-centric console.

Dave Cutler has had a long and impressive record with Microsoft. Around four years ago, the software giant brought together a team of their own proteges to create Microsoft's public cloud operating system, namely "Windows Azure".

This team included members like Cutler, the main architect of Windows NT, as well as Hoi Vo, expert from hypervision development and many others. However, as the core work of the public cloud operating system has already been done, Cutler is no longer associated with the project.

However, he is still with Microsoft and reports directly to CEO Steve Ballmer; and now, it seems he will be assigned to his latest duty related to the future of the Xbox.

According to a spokesperson, "Dave is one of our brightest minds and is currently working on projects that will help advance our goals in the consumer space as we continue to grow the Xbox from a game-centric console to a complete home entertainment device," ZD Net reports.

The company has not given any more specific information as to his role yet.