Don Mattrick, the president of Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business and the man behind many of the more entertaining quotes about Xbox One is to leave Microsoft and join Zynga – if rumours are to be believed.
Mattrick joined Microsoft in 2007 and his departure will be a serious blow for the company as they gear up to launch the new console. Zynga have been in trouble since their IPO and the appointment of Mattrick as CEO will impress investors, Mattick has previous success in improving the fortune of ailing companies including Microsoft’s Xbox division.
Sources say the move will be officially announced after the close of trading today and that Mattrick “has long wanted to move back to the Bay area, where has has a home,” and that this was “another important factor in this move.”
Source: All Things D