This news only helps to build momentum for Monday when Don takes over.
But Zynga was not the only company looking to snag Mattrick. Another struggling video game publisher had its eyes on their former employee: Electronic Arts. Mattrick worked at EA between 1991, when the company purchased his studio Distinctive Software Inc. (which later became EA Canada) until 2006 when he left for Microsoft. Formerly President of Worldwide Studios, taking on the role of CEO would have been a natural fit for Mattrick. Now analysts are predicting a possible promotion of former-Microsoft employee and current EA COO, Peter Moore, to the top spot.
“We had expected Mr. Mattrick to be offered the top job at EA following the departure of its last CEO, John Riccitiello,” analysts at Wedbush said