This afternoon Larry Hryb, director of programming for Xbox LIVE and who is better known as Major Nelson, announced that he is leaving Xbox after 20 years with the company. The manager’s announcement was filled with messages from industry insiders. Among all of them, one company stood out: PlayStation. Just minutes after Major Nelson confirmed his departure from Xbox, the official PlayStation account felt it necessary to have a nod to one of the top competitive minds of his. How did PlayStation say goodbye to Major Nelson? With a short, but effective message that he did not need words to show the immense respect they have for him. He only used a couple of emojis to make it clear that PlayStation knows how important Major Nelson was to Xbox as a brand and as a community. You can see the message below:
💚— PlayStation (@PlayStation) July 14, 2023
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As you can imagine, PlayStation’s simple tweet resonated with the community, adding up to over 3,500 hours in less than 3 hours. It also has several RTs and comments from people celebrating the small gesture that PlayStation had to honor Major Nelson and his journey on Xbox. And you, what do you think about this PlayStation message for Major Nelson? Will you miss this legendary executive? Tell us in the comments. Follow this link to see more news from the world of video games.
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