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Xbox Chief Don Mattrick Now Zynga CEO


Dominic Dimanche

According to reports from Kara Swisher of AllThingsD (which have since been confirmed) Microsoft's head of the interactive gaming department Don Mattrick is taking leave of the company.

 

The article goes on to report that Mattrick is in close talks with Zynga to become their next CEO, which is now confirmed by Zynga itself. With word spreading of the transition, Zynga's shares have risen by 11.5 percent while Microsoft has seen a .25 percent drop.

This comes as yet another shaking change in the Microsoft house after the recent PR maelstrom concerning the Xbox One's DRM and other policies.

 

In spite of removing most of those policies, Microsoft still has a way to go to quell concerns in the market. Whether Mattrick's handling of the Xbox One at E3 and before is a defining factor in his departure, it has yet to be seen.

 

How will this affect Microsoft and its performance in the coming console bout? And who will they have to replace Mattrick's now vacant position? Be sure to keep an eye on Game Podunk for the latest updates on the situation.

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