Microsoft's Chris Early has been made redundant as part of the recent layoffs at the company, according to Venturebeat.
Early was general manager of Games for Windows Live. He was appointed to the role in July 2007, and promised to "bridge the gap" between PC and consoles.
Games for Windows has struggled to face off competition from the likes of Steam, which has proved rather more popular.
Microsoft is axing 5000 jobs in total, including all those at Flight Sim developer Aces Studio as reported yesterday.