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Peter Moore resigns from Microsoft, may be EA-bound

galenbladegalenblade Registered User regular
edited July 2007 in Games and Technology
Front page of Kotaku:
Microsoft just confirmed the news we exclusively broke two hours ago: Peter Moore resigned from Microsoft.

Moore will be replaced by Don Mattrick, a former president of EA and current external adviser for Microsoft, who will now lead the Interactive Entertainment Business for Microsoft. While the official release says that Moore "has decided to move his family back to the Bay Area for personal reasons and has secured another opportunity in the video games industry", we've heard that calls have already started going out within the industry confirming that the other "opportunity" is EA where he will head up EA Sports.

When we last spoke with Moore, just a week ago, he was comfortable in his element but did seem a bit more haggard than usual, perhaps because of his back-breaking E3 schedule or perhaps because he had this on his mind. Moore will stay with Microsoft through August before returning to the San Francisco Bay area.

Well, I didn't expect this. He seemed pretty good as the head Xbox guy. I wonder what this is going to mean, if anything.

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    Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Five High! I had the same idea at the same time. My thread title is better though, yours is more informative.

    Two Threads Enter, One Thread Leaves!

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    apotheosapotheos Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2007
    Informative title for the win.

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    galenbladegalenblade Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I do what I can.

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    RookRook Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    With those tattoos, he's kinda screwed himself out of working anywhere else.

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    Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    apotheos wrote: »
    Informative title for the win.

    You win this time! :lol:

    We need a damn you to hell emoticon something fierce.

    Anyways, I was expecting this sooner than later, as Moore can't stay in one place for too long. Like a balding ferret.

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    cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    It could be as simple as EA offering a slightly larger wheelbarrow full of cash than Microsoft did.

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    bloodyroarxxbloodyroarxx Casa GrandeRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I just want to mirror the opinion on NeoGAF

    from this
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    Frosted ButtsFrosted Butts Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I liked Peter Moore because he looked alot like what I believe Satan also looks like.

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    AccualtAccualt Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Well shit, I thought Moore was doing a hell of a job and I have no idea who this new goofball is.

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    apotheosapotheos Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2007
    Rook wrote: »
    With those tattoos, he's kinda screwed himself out of working anywhere else.

    Like hell they were permanent.

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    TofystedethTofystedeth Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    So now Microsoft will be making slightly changed Xbox sequels every year?

    Also, doesn't EA and Microsoft swapping execs seem a little, I dunno, incestuous?

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    GroovyMr1337GroovyMr1337 Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I just want to mirror the opinion on NeoGAF

    from this
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    this

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    ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Accualt wrote: »
    Well shit, I thought Moore was doing a hell of a job and I have no idea who this new goofball is.

    Seriously. But I do know this: he's from EA. Nothing good comes from EA.

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    ZephyrZephyr Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    so is this good or bad?

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    tarnoktarnok Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I liked Peter Moore because he looked alot like what I believe Satan also looks like.

    So he was a natural fit at MS?

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    Breyker4711Breyker4711 Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I liked Peter Moore because he looked alot like what I believe Satan also looks like.

    Which makes him a perfect fit for EA!

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    MeizMeiz Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    This just in: Microsoft buys EA and fires Moore out of spite.

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    bloodyroarxxbloodyroarxx Casa GrandeRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    My only problem with this is does he use the EA philosophy of Get it out on a ship date weather its good or not (aside from Will Wright) or the MS of lets put out a quality product that people want to buy.

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    jothkijothki Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    apotheos wrote: »
    Informative title for the win.

    You win this time! :lol:

    We need a damn you to hell emoticon something fierce.

    Anyways, I was expecting this sooner than later, as Moore can't stay in one place for too long. Like a balding ferret.

    :evil:?

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    CokomonCokomon Our butts are worth fighting for! Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Accualt wrote: »
    Well shit, I thought Moore was doing a hell of a job and I have no idea who this new goofball is.

    Seriously. But I do know this: he's from EA. Nothing good comes from EA.

    Except Spore.

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    CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    apotheos wrote: »
    Rook wrote: »
    With those tattoos, he's kinda screwed himself out of working anywhere else.

    Like hell they were permanent.

    If they were, he deserves to not be able to work thanks to his stupidity.

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    Vicious_GSRVicious_GSR Dude Principality of ZeonRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Fucking. Wow.

    Why do I think the 360 is going to turn into the Dreamcast now...

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    AccualtAccualt Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Accualt wrote: »
    Well shit, I thought Moore was doing a hell of a job and I have no idea who this new goofball is.

    Seriously. But I do know this: he's from EA. Nothing good comes from EA.

    So the question is...why doesn't this guy work for EA anymore?
    Didn't someone leave EA because they felt EA was too focused on sequels?

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    NickleNickle Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Does this new guy even have a British accent?

    For shame, Microsoft. For shame.

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    Breyker4711Breyker4711 Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    tarnok wrote: »
    I liked Peter Moore because he looked alot like what I believe Satan also looks like.

    So he was a natural fit at MS?

    hehehe...our minds our similar, or the joke was obvious :-)

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    urahonkyurahonky Resident FF7R hater Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Cokomon wrote: »
    Accualt wrote: »
    Well shit, I thought Moore was doing a hell of a job and I have no idea who this new goofball is.

    Seriously. But I do know this: he's from EA. Nothing good comes from EA.

    Except Spore.

    Well, we don't know yet. They still have time to fuck that up.

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    Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    My only problem with this is does he use the EA philosophy of Get it out on a ship date weather its good or not (aside from Will Wright) or the MS of lets put out a quality product that people want to buy.

    Halo, Halo 2, Perfect Dark Zero were all rushed. Those are just the ones that the developers confirmed that they needed moore time on.

    Yes, I know. Perfect Dark Zero rushed. It is funny when you think about it.

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    fragglefartfragglefart Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Bit of a surprise, I like Peter Moore, he comes off well in interviews, and I think he's been doing a great job.

    Don't know this new guy so...

    :(

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    MeizMeiz Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Fucking. Wow.

    Why do I think the 360 is going to turn into the Dreamcast now...

    There is no way the 360 will ever be as good as the Dreamcast.

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    urahonkyurahonky Resident FF7R hater Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Meiz wrote: »
    Fucking. Wow.

    Why do I think the 360 is going to turn into the Dreamcast now...

    There is no way the 360 will ever be as good as the Dreamcast.

    ROFL, good call.

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    ZephyrZephyr Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    urahonky wrote: »
    Cokomon wrote: »
    Accualt wrote: »
    Well shit, I thought Moore was doing a hell of a job and I have no idea who this new goofball is.

    Seriously. But I do know this: he's from EA. Nothing good comes from EA.

    Except Spore.

    Well, we don't know yet. They still have time to fuck that up.

    DO YOU DARE DEFY WILL WRIGHT?

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    FyreWulffFyreWulff YouRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2007
    This is just weird, because I thought he was doing pretty good at MS..

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    urahonkyurahonky Resident FF7R hater Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Zephyr wrote: »
    urahonky wrote: »
    Cokomon wrote: »
    Accualt wrote: »
    Well shit, I thought Moore was doing a hell of a job and I have no idea who this new goofball is.

    Seriously. But I do know this: he's from EA. Nothing good comes from EA.

    Except Spore.

    Well, we don't know yet. They still have time to fuck that up.

    DO YOU DARE DEFY WILL WRIGHT?

    Can I say yes here?

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    bloodyroarxxbloodyroarxx Casa GrandeRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    My only problem with this is does he use the EA philosophy of Get it out on a ship date weather its good or not (aside from Will Wright) or the MS of lets put out a quality product that people want to buy.

    Halo, Halo 2, Perfect Dark Zero were all rushed. Those are just the ones that the developers confirmed that they needed moore time on.

    Yes, I know. Perfect Dark Zero rushed. It is funny when you think about it.

    Ok well how about at least the ratio of MS to EA in quality is very favorable in MS.

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    Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    urahonky wrote: »
    Meiz wrote: »
    Fucking. Wow.

    Why do I think the 360 is going to turn into the Dreamcast now...

    There is no way the 360 will ever be as good as the Dreamcast.

    ROFL, good call.

    QOTY material right here.

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    MeizMeiz Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    He's going to have to get that tat removed now.

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    NickleNickle Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Nope, it seems Don Mattrick does not have a british accent.

    Microsoft is DOOMED.

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    CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    urahonky wrote: »
    Meiz wrote: »
    Fucking. Wow.

    Why do I think the 360 is going to turn into the Dreamcast now...

    There is no way the 360 will ever be as good as the Dreamcast.

    ROFL, good call.

    QOTY material right here.
    Meh. The Dreamcast wasn't that great.

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    Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    My only problem with this is does he use the EA philosophy of Get it out on a ship date weather its good or not (aside from Will Wright) or the MS of lets put out a quality product that people want to buy.

    Halo, Halo 2, Perfect Dark Zero were all rushed. Those are just the ones that the developers confirmed that they needed moore time on.

    Yes, I know. Perfect Dark Zero rushed. It is funny when you think about it.

    Ok well how about at least the ratio of MS to EA in quality is very favorable in MS.

    Absolutely. Not since the heydays of the Sega/Super Nintendo feud have we seen such quality first party games from all of the major hardware players. Mircosoft and Sony especially have upped their quality in the past few years. EA is doing better but it can't really escape from the franchised money making pit they've thrown themselves into. A C&C 3 here, a Spore there can't save them from their other crimes against gaming.

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    bloodyroarxxbloodyroarxx Casa GrandeRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Meiz wrote: »
    He's going to have to get that tat removed now.

    Why exactly neither of his tattoos have a conflicting nature with his expected employer.

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