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Submitted by quiddd 2562d ago | news

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. (Industry, Xbox 360)

Dlacy13g  +   2562d ago
Wow.......
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.
marinelife9  +   2562d ago
Crap! this one actually looks like he knows what he's doing.
ALI G  +   2562d 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.

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cdzie1  +   2562d ago
Disappointing News..
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.
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cdzie1  +   2562d ago
FYI...
Xbox's Major Nelson will have a Podcast interview with the new guy posted later today.

http://www.majornelson.com/
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SuperSaiyan4  +   2562d ago
NO WAY!!
NO NO NO NO NO!!!

THIS CANNOT BE TRUE!

EA will FCUK everyone over this is the end!
nextgengaming18  +   2562d ago
Peter Moore was really cool
One of the cooler microsoft employees. Sad to see him go. He is now really going to regret that gta4 tattoo.
chasegamez  +   2562d ago
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it was fake
BaMYouRDeaD  +   2562d ago
Sad News
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.
BlackCountryBob  +   2562d ago
Surely working at EA sports he is gonna run out of skin for the tattoos for FIFA ad Madden 09,10,11,12..... etc We should start taking bets on which year the first tattoo for tiger woods golf appear on his forehead!
nextgengaming18  +   2562d ago
He doesn't have too anymore
EA will always multiplat. This actually if I would think hurt the relationship between ea, and microsoft.
Husso  +   2562d ago
1st some MS exes selling shares before 3 year warrenty goes public.

Now this dude leaving, things are looking not so good for 360
HaKeRsCanRotINHEL  +   2562d ago
Very foreboding............
indeed. Hopefully not a sign of things to come for M$'s gaming division!?
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Shadow Flare  +   2562d ago
Moore is no more
As a playstation fan speaking from the heart.........ppfffhahahahAHAH AHAAA!!

Wow, 2 years into the Dreamcast 3fixme's life and he's retired....or i guess for Peter, RE-FIRED!!! LOL!

You sank the dreamcast, you've left the 360 in a billion dollar debt, red-ringed, smouldering wreck...as a ps3 fan, thanks!

Great E3 by the way Peter, your console showed alot of promise (hehe!). I guess it was so good you couldn't stick around!

ah dear, well...im gonna make like a 360 motherboard and split

laters
razer  +   2562d ago
Classy.
You are a piece of sh1t in every sense of the word. I believe you probably get picked on in life a lot and are probably one of those people point at and laugh behind your back when you are not around. You hang onto your console devotion man it sounds like you need it.

But it is like Christmas in July for PS3 Fanboys, enjoy it!

Worst month for Xbox 360 EVA!
ShiftyLookingCow  +   2562d ago
I guess he will be presenting at X07
Relin  +   2562d ago
Well...
If EA starts favoring the 360, at least we'll have someone to blame ;)

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