Microsoft's Don Mattrick Leaving Company for Zynga

Mattrick, following mixed messaging, recently explained why Microsoft decided to reverse its policies surrounding Xbox One’s online and DRM restrictions. He also said that gamers who didn’t approve of those policies should stick with Xbox 360.

He probably refused to budge on Microsoft’s recent one-eighty, mentioned above, and was forced to go along with it. Similar in some ways to the Scott Forstall fallout.

Engadget also has a good post linking to both Mattrick’s and Ballmer’s respective responses. 

Update: The Verge is now reporting that Mattrick’s exit is not to do with the policy reversals, but rather the upcoming Microsoft reorganization