Submitted by MariaHelFutura 529d ago | opinion piece

Without Mattrick future of Xbox One less clear, to be helmed by Windows Chief?

Microsoft has been dragged through the mud in the past several weeks leading up to E3 due to its controversial always online and used game DRM policies. Mattrick was the face of the Xbox One since the beginning and have had to face many challenges with selling the vision of the console. Mattrick notoriously told the press to buy the Xbox 360 if they don’t have an Internet connection and also defended the $499 price tag of the Xbox One by stating that Microsoft is offering consumers “thousands” of dollars in value. (Industry, Xbox One)

zeal0us  +   529d ago
Just promote Spencer or Harrison to take Mattick spot. I find it hard that someone who was responsible for WP8 will be a big help.
aviator189  +   529d ago
windows chief =/= wp platform chief.
zeal0us  +   529d ago
Yeah made a mistakes should've been Windows 8/W8. But then again I could be wrong she was also in charge of Windows 7 launch, UI design for Office XP-2007. So she probably could be a good candidate for the position but I still think Spencer or Harrison would be a better option.
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Blacktric  +   529d ago
"...or Harrison would be a better option."

You mean one of the guys who was responsible for a horrific PS3 launch? I thought this was about creating a better future for Xbox, not worse.
Belking  +   529d ago
She oversaw windows 7 not 8. She is a better speaker and communicator than mattrick and that's something they need. Plus I would much rather look at her than Mattricks face.
jeffgoldwin  +   529d ago
Wowza, she's a hottie.
AAACE5  +   529d ago
Harrison will probably fill the spot eventually! It seems like that's why they hired him in the first place!
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Soldierone  +   529d ago
She did 7, which is a huge plus. Vista just did massive damage, and she still somehow managed to get 7 to do extremely well. Then Microsoft went and ruined it with 8.

She really didn't have an interest or helped with 8 at all, and look at it. It sucks.

I think bridging her to Xbox is smart, it puts Microsoft back into a software push. Thats where they are successful, and going back to their root will do them good.
jeffgoldwin  +   529d ago
I don't agree with all your up and down like/dislikes on windows platforms.

Starting with vista was a big performance gain for me and pc gamers. Required a lot of ram to use it.

Windows 7 obviously pwn'd.

Windows 8 was somewhat disappointing overall to me because of the interface, but I do like the efficiency and slight performance increases it has over windows 7 (Im kind of luke warm to it, but not full on hating mode for win 8).
Soldierone  +   529d ago

Sales and reviews say other wise though. In those regards, Vista sucked. 7 is awesome like XP was, and again people are hating 8. I had Vista for gaming, and it really didn't do anything for medium range PC gaming except make things worse than it needed to be.

Pretty much everything she was watching over did fine, but she didn't take part in Windows 8. She had some say, but her role wasn't as major as it was with 7.
JBSleek  +   529d ago
She is a good choice from her experience. Spencer or Harrison aren't good choices because of the promotion that comes with this job of also running Surface and other hardware.
Fireseed  +   529d ago
Why the fuck haven't they given this to J. Allard yet!?!?
DJ  +   529d ago
Yeah, where the hell is he? To me he properly represented Xbox. They need to bring him back.
Fireseed  +   529d ago
Just found out he retired :/
JohnS1313  +   529d ago
He wasn't going to leave. I'm sure he had an offer from Zynga but why take that job if everything was great at Microsoft? Now that this mess happened that job is the perfect opportunity to get off a sinking ship. And get on another sinking ship.
Soldierone  +   529d ago
Well considering things don't start sinking until he jumps on, then his job was probably on the line so he left. He was with EA, they start going downhill, he leaves, they go back up. He joins MS, they start going downhill, he leaves.

At least he can look at the bright side and Zynga going entirely bankrupt won't be 100 percent his fault since they already suck.
kewlkat007  +   529d ago
He left for a much bigger offer..he wasn't pushed out. Watch him make more money when Zynga gets bought, you'll see.

These High-lever executives jump from job to job.
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B1uBurneR  +   529d ago
Who cares lets the console features and games speak for itself .. just release videos after videos after videos time put up or shut up
maniacmayhem  +   529d ago
I say promote Major Nelson!
mixelon  +   529d ago
That seems like the perfect way to doom the console. XD
cleft5  +   529d ago
Can't be much worse, than again who knows.
SynestheticRoar  +   529d ago
I know for a FACT she will do a better job than Don.
No_Limit  +   529d ago
Nice opportunity for a woman. Glad she is given a chance. Who knows, maybe she will give more power to people like Spencer and Harrison to help her along the way.
jeffgoldwin  +   529d ago
"Nice opportunity for a woman."

Why specify it's nice for a woman? So for a man, it really isn't that great of a job? I myself would take it in a heartbeat (Imma dude btw) if I had the skills and connections.

I guess I'm missing the point of your sexist comment where it's nice for a woman. Maybe you didn't mean it that way, idk. But I mean really, it does come across that way.
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cleft5  +   529d ago
Exactly, I get what he is trying to say, but it is kind of pointless and insulting even. People can only represent themselves regardless of their gender or ethnicity.
DJ  +   529d ago
Microsoft needs a clear leader, the way Apple had Steve Jobs. They're filled to the brim with great ideas like Windows Live Tiles, yet muck up the execution by mixing Tablet functionality with Desktop PCs. They commission amazing exclusive games, yet muck up the hardware (xbox one) those games are supposed to sell.
MikeyDucati1  +   529d ago
It's crazy to think that Microsoft was so confident in the fans wanting an Xbox One due to many extreme loyalists who touted 360 as the king of em all, that they practically fell flat on their face.

It's like that trust thing you do with a group of people when you fall back. People just let em hit the ground without thinking twice about what they offered.
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Picnic  +   529d ago
That looks like the face of someone who's barely known the terror of a zombie bearing down on them at a tender age.

Unless it was Ballmer at the office Christmas party maybe.

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