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TECHNOLOGY => Computing and Internet => Topic started by: ReadWrite on Jul 01, 2013, 09:02 PM

Title: Xbox Honcho Mattrick May Be Jumping Ship—Possibly To Zynga
Post by: ReadWrite on Jul 01, 2013, 09:02 PM

Don Mattrick, president of Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business division that oversees the Xbox, is reportedly leaving the company after months of controversy over its next console and its subsequent flip-flop ( over some limitations in places on gamers, according to All Things D (

Mattrick may be leaving for a position at Zynga, possibly as its CEO in a partnership role with co-founder and current chief Mark Pincus. Should that come to pass, Mattrick would be charged with reversing Zynga's descent, which has only worsened in recent months ( with mass layoffs and corporate reshuffling.

The ATD report didn't speculate on Mattrick's presumed reasons for leaving Xbox. When reached by ReadWrite, both Microsoft and Zynga declined to comment on the report.