Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business President Don Mattrick (the head of Xbox) is leaving the company, reports AllThingsD
. Citing multiple sources, he'll be heading for a top job at Zynga, with an announcement coming as soon as today.
Mattrick's move to Zynga could be what that company needs – and one that may be a blessing in disguise for Microsoft. Zynga has struggled since its IPO
, hemorrhaging talent
and shutting down studios
Meanwhile, at Microsoft, there's a reason we call it the Xbox One-80
now. A fresh face couldn't hurt.
We've reached out to Microsoft for a statement.
Zynga has replied with a "no comment."
Update: It's official