There is an interesting executive shuffle going on at Microsoft and Electronic Arts. Peter Moore, who heads Microsoft’s Interactive Business division, is leaving to move back to the bay area with his family. Replacing him is Don Mattrick, a former president of Electronic Arts who led up franchises like the Sims and Need for Speed.
“Over the past two decades, and the past few months in particular, I’ve worked closely with many of Microsoft’s top leaders and I’ve always been impressed by their talent, passion and commitment,” said Mattrick. “I’m thrilled to join an already strong team that’s delivering truly amazing gaming experiences to customers around the world. I’ve never been more excited about the future of the industry, and firmly believe Microsoft will lead the next great innovations in gaming.”
Rumor has it that Peter Moore is going to be over at Electronic Arts heading up EA Sports. I wonder what’s going to happen to the whole Final Fantasy XIII thing now. I just had a chat with him about how he wanted to see it on the Xbox 360 (after Mario) and Infinite Undiscovery last week.