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Mattrick Out; Green In?

by on July 5, 2013

Someone’s inline for a promotion at Microsoft!

Earlier this week, Don Mattrick, best known for the whole “No Internet Connection? Buy an Xbox360!” debacle shortly after Microsoft’s mediocre performance at E3 over the Xbox One, has resigned to move on to other projects over at Zynga. According to reports, this leaving on behalf of Mattrick has nothing to do with the little faux pas that occured after the yearly gaming convention event.

Here’s what EEDAR’s vice president of Insights said to VG247: “Don’s been an industry pioneer and a key catalyst to Microsoft’s success in video games. He’s leaving behind a well-crafted and very skilled team of executives that are perfectly capable of carrying the torch. Microsoft is in capable hands moving forward and I don’t think anyone anticipates Don’s departure to impact the Xbox One’s launch.”

He also added: “A lessor person may have kept these issues unresolved or passed them along to his successor or subordinates.”

Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated’s Colin Sebastian reiterated that statement: “Mattrick’s departure unrelated to recent Xbox One issues. We note that Mr. Mattrick’s departure creates some uncertainly for Microsoft ahead of the Xbox One launch, and IED leadership will now report directly to CEO Steve Ballmer.”

However, what we just learned is that Mattrick was in the lead for a promotion over at Microsoft; which will now be offered to the next most qualified representative.

Julie Larson-Green, whom is currently in charge of Windows at Microsoft, is set to take over the hardware division of Microsoft, which includes the Xbox and Microsoft’s Surface Tablet.

According to Bloomberg, recently departed Don Mattrick was in line for the promotion, however now that Mattrick has left for Zynga, the job is wide open for Green.

However, as Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is currently shuffling the deck, nothing has been confirmed yet for Ms Green.

Thanks to VG247.

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