Bloomberg said its sources asked to remain anonymous because the talks in question, which "ultimately fell apart," were private. Bloomberg also noted Zynga spokesperson Dani Dudeck declined to comment on the matter.
Weeks after unveiling the Xbox One to the world, Mattrick left his position as president of Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business to become Zynga's CEO. If Mattrick chose an intense time to leave Microsoft, times are no less intense at Zynga. The company's endured a year of high-level departures and plenty of layoffs.