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It looks like a few more of the folks over at Team Xbox have been getting some positive attention this week! Both Xbox's Sarah Bond and Arkane's Dinga Bakaba have been recognised by VentureBeat, as part of the site's GamesBeat Summit show for 2022.

Sarah Bond has been granted the 'Visionary Award' for her work at Xbox, and here's what one of the judges had to say about Bond's achievements:

"Sarah Bond has continuously moved with purpose and vision through the games industry. She has cultivated a gaming experience that is as cutting edge as it is diverse. Through her contributions to Xbox, we are able to see the future of gaming reflected in mentorship and leadership."

Glowing words there from VentureBeat, and we too congratulate Bond on her award! Meanwhile, Arkane's Dinga Bakaba has been granted the 'Up and Comer Award', and here's what the judge said about that particular honour:

"Dinga Bakaba has made an impression in gaming and there is no denying that he will be in this space creating immersive games for a long time. Dinga is helping tell incredible stories and has now moved into leadership at Arkane Lyon as the studio/co-director."

Once again, we here at Pure Xbox would like to congratulate Bakaba on this award for his work at Arkane Lyon. Oh, and we're pretty excited to go hands on with Arkane's latest game when it hits Xbox!

Of course, you've seen the title, we're not the only ones to congratulate the pair. Xbox boss Phil Spencer has taken to Twitter to congratulate his colleagues on their latest achievements.

Feel free to join us with the congratulations down below!