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Peter Moore resigns from Microsoft

Microsoft has announced the resignation of Peter Moore, corporate vice president of the company's interactive entertainment business.

Microsoft has announced the resignation of Peter Moore, corporate vice president of the company's interactive entertainment business.

Moore will be replaced by Don Mattrick, formerly president of Electronic Arts' worldwide studios, on July 30th. Mattrick had joined the company in February as an external advisor.

"Peter has contributed enormously to the games business since joining Microsoft in 2003 and we are sad to see him go," said 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."

Moore decided to move his family back to Northern California for "personal reasons" and has secured another opportunity in the videogames industry. Although it has not been officially announced, rumor has it that he will be heading up EA Sports.

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