Peter Moore Out at Microsoft18 Jul, 2007 By: John Latchem
Peter Moore, Microsoft's corporate VP of Interactive Entertainment Business, has resigned his position, effective July 30.
Moore cited a desire to move with his family back to Northern California for personal reasons. According to BusinessWeek, he will take over the sports franchise for video game maker Electronic Arts (EA).
Microsoft's IEB, which oversees the Xbox gaming console, has been plagued in recent weeks by hardware glitches that cause some Xbox 360's to fail completely. Microsoft extended the warranty on the system to three years, with estimated repair costs exceeding $1 billion.
Microsoft told BusinessWeek Moore's departure was not related to the Xbox 360 issues.“Peter has contributed enormously to the games business since joining Microsoft in 2003 and we are sad to see him go,” said Robbie Bach, president of entertainment and devices division at Microsoft.
Don Mattrick, a former president at EA, will replace Moore as head of IEB. Moore will remain at Microsoft through August to assist the transition.