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Peter Moore Resigns, Mattrick Steps In

Microsoft just confirmed the news Kotaku exclusively broke two hours ago: Peter Moore resigned from Microsoft.

Moore will be replaced by Don Mattrick, a former president of EA and current external adviser for Microsoft, who will now lead the Interactive Entertainment Business for Microsoft. While the official release says that Moore "has decided to move his family back to the Bay Area for personal reasons and has secured another opportunity in the video games industry", Kotaku heard that calls have already started going out within the industry confirming that the other "opportunity" is EA where he will head up EA Sports.

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Dlacy13g3300d ago

Ok first off....did EA and MS just pull off a trade? LOL...I know that is not the case but you do have to laugh a little at it.

Personally I am a little sad to see Moore go. I really enjoyed him as one of the top execs at MS. He is a pretty dynamic speaker and certainly showed well at conferences when he would come out and speak. Probably my favorite next to Reggie from Nintendo. That guy just cracks me up...he is so 100% different than all the other nintendo execs. Anyway, back to Moore. I think he was a good face for MS on the software side and he will be good for EA.

Next question is what is Don Mattrick like? I have never heard him speak or really know of him. About the only thing I do know is EA is a jugernaut...he probably helped shape it so hopefully he can bring some of that to MS.

marinelife93300d ago

Crap! this one actually looks like he knows what he's doing.

ALI G3300d ago (Edited 3300d ago )

"While the official release says that Moore "has decided to move his family back to the Bay Area for personal"

Could this be connected to his last statment about ps3 in japan ?did sony hire a hitman to kill him ? is this hitman Ken Kutaragi ? what method k.k will use ?
only time will tell.

cdzie13300d ago (Edited 3300d ago )

He wants to be with his family, I can understand that (if this really is the reason!). Let’s give the new guy a chance, see what he can bring to the table. Hopefully, he’ll fast track some price cuts!

Personally, I think he’s taking the fall for the warranty thing. It’s not his fault, but someone has to go, you don’t lose a billion dollars and have everyone keep their job.

cdzie13300d ago (Edited 3300d ago )

Xbox's Major Nelson will have a Podcast interview with the new guy posted later today.

http://www.majornelson.com/

SuperSaiyan43300d ago

NO NO NO NO NO!!!

THIS CANNOT BE TRUE!

EA will FCUK everyone over this is the end!

nextgengaming183300d ago

One of the cooler microsoft employees. Sad to see him go. He is now really going to regret that gta4 tattoo.

BaMYouRDeaD3300d ago

Peter Moore was my favorite spokesperson from MS. Him, Reggie, and Phil Harrison are the only three big execs from the big three that know how to talk and that actually seemed to care about what they're talking about.

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