Xbox Game Studios Publishing has hired Portal lead designer Kim Swift as its new senior director of cloud gaming.

In a tweet today, the publishing arm announced that Swift's hire was to "accelerate our innovation and collaborate with independent studios to build games for the cloud."

Swift has had a lengthy career at some of the industry's largest companies, going from project lead at Valve on Portal and designer on Left 4 Dead to roles at Amazon and EA. Most recently, she was a game design...

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