With 20 years of experience on payroll and by contract, Xbox LIVE founder and XNA developer Boyd Multerer announced his departure from Microsoft just hours ago on Twitter.

Off conducting “something new”, Boyd left a simple message on the 140 character social network this morning, just days after the latest attacks against his baby, Xbox LIVE.

While not ready to speak on his new work, Multerer has been revered on Twitter after announcing his departure, grabbing loads of praise as Microsoft has continuously come out fairer than Sony across these multiple DDoS attacks in the 2014 year. Multerer is also best known for his development of the Microsoft “XNA” framework, giving a huge assist to indie developers in the first true push for independent development on the console – way before Sony pushed for indies on the PS4 and Vita.

If you would like to show your appreciation for Boyd and follow his future ventures, look him up on Twitter and send him your good wishes. His handle is @BoydMulterer and I’m sure he’d love to hear from you.