Former X-Box Executive Don Mattrick Tried to Buy Zynga

24 views

Last week X-Box Executive Don Mattrick left Microsoft to become the CEO of the social game company Zynga.  To us it seemed rather sudden, especially in the light of PR nightmare that Microsoft suffered with the X-Box One reveal.  Well it turns out that it was not so sudden after all.

don mattrick mark pincus Former X Box Executive Don Mattrick Tried to Buy Zynga

According to Bloomberg, Mattrick tried to buy Zynga back in 2010 while he was still an exec at Microsoft to add social gaming to Xbox’s library.  Unfortunately negotiations fell through, but during the process Mattrick beaome friends with the former Zynga CEO Mark Pincus, which he is now replacing.

So it looks like it was in the cards that Mattrick would eventually move to Zynga.  The article revealed the pay and perks he’ll be receiving during his first year at Zynga, which could see him earn around $19 million in his first year.  So this could be a smart move on Mattrick’s part depending on how it turns out.  Read more at PopCultureGalaxy.com.

Image Source: Gametrailers

Former X-Box Executive Don Mattrick Tried to Buy Zynga