Prepare the Golden Parachute

July 03, 2013

Microsoft seems to be going through personnel leading up to the launch of the XBone. First Adam Orth, a Creative Director for Microsoft was let go after making so widely publicized remarks on twitter about what would have been the XBone's always online features. Now Don Mattrick, the former President of Microsoft's gaming division, who appearently was on the short list to be the nest CEO of Microsoft has left the computer giant to be the CEO of Zynga, maker of such games as FarmVille, FrontierVille, CityVille, FarmVille 2, and VilleVille.

Going back to Orth, Mattrick is leaving the company on the heels of his own consumer endearing comment when he said, "Fortunately we have a product for people who aren't able to get some form of connectivity; it\rquote s called Xbox 360." So pretty much he's saying that for those with spotty, or no internet they should buy a 360, the console that they'll soon no longer bemaking games for, and sooner or later will stop production of all together. Not the best way to sway consumers Donny. It may just be coincidence that both Orth and Mattrick are no longer with the company. Thankfully now that Microsoft has seen the error of forcing always online on their customers, and the dumbass things they said are now moot.