Peter Moore departs Microsoft for EA

Moore off to head EA Sports label

Peter Moore will be leaving Microsoft at the end of the month, it emerges, the corporate vice president of the interactive entertainment division (mainly the Xbox, really) has submitted his resignation and will be gone on July 30th. Where next for Peter Moore? Well, it emerges that he's been hired as president of the EA Sports label.In something of a swap, Moore's shoes at Microsoft will be filled by Don Mattrick, former president of EA worldwide studios, Mattrick set to assume the role on July 30th. The former EA exec has actually been working as an advisor to Microsoft since February.

"Peter has contributed enormously to the games business since joining Microsoft in 2003 and we are sad to see him go," commented Microsoft's Robbie Bach. "Since that time, he presided over the global launch of the Xbox 360, spearheaded a revitalized and rebranded Games for Windows business, and helped steer the console's ascent."

"The people at EA Sports have created one of the strongest brands in the entertainment industry and John Riccitiello is building an organization which will extend the company's leadership to new platforms and new audiences all over the world," Moore explained on the move to EA. "I couldn't be more excited about joining EA and moving my family back to the San Francisco Bay Area."

Reports reveal that Moore will earn 1.5 million USD in compensation from EA, the value of remuneration he would have earned by staying at Microsoft. More soon.

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