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Original Xbox Team’s Ed Fries To Speak At Abertay University

Published July 5, 2014 by |

Computer gaming veteran Ed Fries, who held a key role in the team behind the original Xbox, will give a talk at Abertay University on Tuesday 8th July.

Fries lays claim to over 30 years of industry experience, during which he helped to shape the launch of the Xbox, being pivotal in bringing developers Bungie and Rare to Microsoft. He also served as Vice President for Games Publising for Microsoft before leaving the company in 2004.

Fries is currently CEO at FigurePrints, along with being involved with several companies in an advisory role, including the International Game Developers Association.

Professor Louis Natanson, Head of the School of Arts, Media and Computer Games at Abertay University, said:

“We’re delighted to be welcoming a true legend of the games industry to Abertay University, to share his phenomenal experience of leading games publishing at Microsoft.

“Ed is a very inspirational figure to the aspiring game developers and entrepreneurs coming through Abertay University and working nearby in Dundee. There’s a great deal of excitement here ahead of his visit.”

Tickets for the talk are free but booking is required.