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Don Mattrick Allegedly Left Microsoft Because of Upcoming Reorganization

By Kenny Yeo - on 3 Jul 2013, 9:47am

Don Mattrick Allegedly Left Microsoft Because of Upcoming Reorganization

Source: Wall Street Journal 

Just days ago, Don Mattrick abruptly announced that he would be leaving Microsoft to take up the role of CEO at Zynga. Mattrick was formerly Microsoft's head of Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business, which meant he directly oversaw the Xbox.

Previously, it was rumored that he left because of recent blunders surrounding the launch of Xbox One. Most infamously, he mentioned that gamers who did not have any form of Internet connectivity should stick with the 8-year-old Xbox 360. It also didn't help that he eventually caved in to pressure from gamers and Sony and reversed Xbox One's online and DRM requirements.

However, reports are now suggesting that he left because he wanted a larger role at Microsoft. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer had hinted at a "massive reorganization" at Microsoft weeks ago and as part of it, Mattrick is said to be heading a newly created hardware division. If this is true, then clearly he is not interested in that new position.

Source: Fast Company via The Verge

 

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