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Report: Xbox prez Don Mattrick leaving for Zynga [update: It's official]


Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business President Don Mattrick (the head of Xbox) is leaving the company, reports AllThingsD. Citing multiple sources, he'll be heading for a top job at Zynga, with an announcement coming as soon as today.

Mattrick's move to Zynga could be what that company needs – and one that may be a blessing in disguise for Microsoft. Zynga has struggled since its IPO, hemorrhaging talent and shutting down studios.

Meanwhile, at Microsoft, there's a reason we call it the Xbox One-80 now. A fresh face couldn't hurt.

We've reached out to Microsoft for a statement.

Zynga has replied with a "no comment."

Update: It's official.

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