Don Mattrick worked at Microsoft for a while, where he led the Xbox division. Curiously, his reaction to the first Xbox was rather negative.
The former Xbox boss Don Mattrick was apparently not impressed by the first Xbox. Seamus Blackley reports in a tweet. At the time, Mattrick worked at Electronic Arts in Canada and wanted to stop the idea of the first Xbox.
It was tense
According to Seamus Blackley, the meeting was very tense and almost led to Electronic Arts rejecting the console. In the end, it was quite different and years later, Mattrick swung to an employer change to Xbox boss. Seamus Blackley, the father of the Xbox, said in the tweet:
“I’ve never talked about that before, but the irony around Don Mattrick as an Xbox boss was huge to me: When I came to EA Canada to present the idea of a Microsoft console, it almost prevented me from joining the company because he did not believe that it is feasible. It was tense. “
On the subject: Xbox One and the online compulsion – players see the whole thing, according to Don Mattrick far too negative
From 2007 to 2013, Mattrick worked for Microsoft. But even as an Xbox head, the manager proved no luck. The Xbox One had a difficult start due to unfortunate decisions. His reaction to the criticism of the once-planned legal system, which should regularly require an online connection, caused outrage.
“Even for the people who do not have the opportunity to connect to the Internet, we have a product. It’s called Xbox 360. If someone has absolutely no Internet access, then that’s his offline device. “
Meanwhile, Phil Spencer is at the forefront of the game industry. But he does not seem to be too convinced of the console future of the Redmond. According to Spencer, the money can be made more with the software. Accordingly, the game pass has been expanded for some time, which should be offered on as many systems as possible. Mattrick, on the other hand, found refuge with Zynga for a while.