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Peter Moore has resigned from Microsoft

Microsoft just confirmed the news that Peter Moore resigned from Microsoft.

Microsoft Corp. today announced that Don Mattrick, a former president at Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), will lead the Interactive Entertainment Business (IEB), which includes overseeing the Xbox and Games for Windows businesses. Peter Moore, who currently serves as corporate vice president of IEB, has decided to move his family back to the Bay Area for personal reasons and has secured another opportunity in the video games industry.

Mattrick will take over as the senior vice president of IEB at Microsoft, effective July 30. Mattrick was the founder of Distinctive Software Inc., which operated as a private company from 1982 until its merger with EA in 1991. Mattrick held various senior positions within EA, most recently as president of Worldwide Studios, until his resignation in February 2006. In February 2007, Mattrick began working with the Entertainment and Devices Division at Microsoft as an external advisor.

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Marceles3476d ago (Edited 3476d ago )

News reporter: "Next in news, Ken Kutaragi, the father of the Playstation has now taken Peter Moore's place in Microsoft". That would give me a heart attack if that ever really happened...

edit: "...in other news, Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of such popular games as the Mario and Zelda series has now left Nintendo and moved to Ubisoft."

MyNutsYourChin3476d ago

@ Lyberator: Indeed. This is quite the surprise.

@ Marceles: Superb reply. I'm still laughing. That would give many gamers a heart attack.

Firewire3476d ago

Yes the weasel is out. good job Peter u ruined another company!
ha ha!

this should be really interesting. Thursday MS has there stock holder meeting with quarterly report. it will be as confirmed devestating!
over 6.5 billion dollars in losses for the xbox & xbox360 combined!

if anyone remembers this was the type of situation, that led to the scrapping of the original xbox! Do you think the shareholders will give it another go? doubt full. This may very well be the last xboxs you xbots ever play! have fun!

marinelife93476d ago

I'm a PS3 owner but I defintely don't want the Microsoft to get out of the console race. I hope the shareholders understand how the business works. Competition is what keeps Sony, MS and Nintendo sharp.

deadpreacher3476d ago

@ Firewire
You guys never seem to amaze me. Just goes to show you should never under estamate the predictability of stupidity!

cuco333476d ago (Edited 3476d ago )

if u look at his history and not be blinded by your fanboyism, you'ld see he's ALWAYS been involved around sports aside from when he was at sega and ms. it's probably too stressful for him and he always seems to be a laid back kind of guy. sucks for ms to lose him but hey, at least he'll be heading ea sports and hopefully bring fifa series (and other ea sports titles) not suck so much versus the competition

he's back in sports and gaming, 2 things apparently he loves.

@ 1.3, firewire... homey... u having a sweet 16 anytime soon? i wouldn't bash the losses on ms's gaming side without looking at the losses on sony's gaming side.

Also Known As3476d ago (Edited 3476d ago )

well this is indeed "surprising" and actually a little sad cause i liked that guy but now PLEASE MS PLEASE DONT GET OUT OF THE CONSOLE BUSINESS, remember that the reason why you got into the console business in the first place was because the ps1 and ps2 were becoming a threat to your PC games (and not only games) dominance. Do whatever you have to do to dominate this generation even if you have to lower the price of the 360 by $150 or $200. You very well know that once you dominate the generation all those loses will be recouped.

Itachi3476d ago (Edited 3476d ago )

Microsoft never made a profit not a dime from the xbox division

The strategy he used with the xbox360 is exactly the same as Dreamcast

This is a good day for xbox fans maybe someone new and with fresh ideas can help the growth of the xbox division

Peter Moore failed with the dreamcast and xbox1 he left to avoid deja vu

this guy is a walking console killer

Omegasyde3476d ago

I do hope this isn't a sign of things to come for Microsoft.

Peter Moore was a great guy and had a great personality for the press.

I blame the Cheap chinese parts for Xbox360 problems and I hope Microsoft stays in the console race.

If the console war drops to 2 sides...bye bye creative games and hello cheap gimicy crap. I doubt MS will drop out, but perhaps the 360 is the last console for MS? I do wonder who would take that spot...
Toshiba? Phillips? Apple? EA? Texas Instruments? Blizzard? ..Nokia? ;)

clownfacemcgee3476d ago (Edited 3476d ago )

Lol, Apple. A $1000 condescending console. Apple is the last company I'd expect in the business.

Lol, the iConsole. With iGames. With the iConsole, you will not have iGames on a discs. Just like floppies, CD shaped disc, are last generation. To get iGames, you will have a chip inserted into your genitals, which you download games onto through iTunes. You then, use the "convenient" peripheral to attach to your genitalia to the iConsole. The iGames will include things like iShooter or iRacer. (seriously, what's up with all the iThings?) The network will be... iNternet! (what a surprise) And Steve Jobs will talk about it like it's the greatest innovation in the industry since sliced bread. (yes, sliced bread is actually an expensive console)

Blizzard should make a console. I'm a massive Blizzard fanboy. I would buy it even if it had no games (I mean literally NONE!) and I would enjoy it! I pray (and I'm an atheist) that Blizzard makes a console.

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JustCallMeDaddy3476d ago

I'm completely shocked. Nothing else to say.

gta_cb3476d ago

i do agree, but there is something else to say, why has he done this? i know it says he has moved his family back blah blah blah, but there could be more to it

jromao3476d ago (Edited 3476d ago )

First was blah blah blah, all over about PS3 beeing a "crap", now if this news is true it's a proof of what is comming about 360.

And if he's going to work for EA, let's see what he say about the PS3 now on.

Lyberator3476d ago

Here comes all the sony fanboys. Lets see if one of them has something intelligent to say for once. Judging by the guy above me I would say no.

Syko3476d ago (Edited 3476d ago )

I thought Sunk was past tense, meaning it is already under water. So what the hell is sunking? Is it the act of sunk?

Just asking.

MyNutsYourChin3476d ago (Edited 3476d ago )

This thread has me laughing tears already. First it was Marceles reply to Lyberator and now reading your rhetorical and witty inquiry about "sunking", damn, I'm in stitches. This post is hilarious.

sloth4urluv3476d ago

So your saying when ken left the PS3 was doomed too? your an idiot.

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AznSniper3476d ago

ehh...it's better for peter anyways....he liked sports more.....but i don't know about this mattrick guy cause he looks creepy