And so ends the “Summer of Mattrick”, not with a bang, but a silent ride off into the Farmville sunset.
Gametrailers is reporting that Don Mattrick, president of Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft, is leaving the company to be the new CEO at Zynga, parent company of every game with a -Ville at the end of it. One has to wonder that even though it is a CEO position is it really a better job than basically being the head of the Xbox division at Microsoft?
Mattrick’s move comes after a few months of his…let’s say… inability to word things correctly when it came to the media and the Xbox One. From saying that whoever did not have the internet could just buy an Xbox 360 or complete lack of tact talking about our military, Mattrick has been one of the main reasons for Microsoft’s PR woes since the announcement of the system. Now the company has done a complete reverse on most of the unpopular policies for their new console and Mattrick is on his way out the door. Could this signal better days ahead leading to the [amazon_link id=”B00CMQTVK0″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Xbox One[/amazon_link] launch?