Since his leaving and then hiring announcements that took place yesterday, video game blogs and news sites worldwide had time to make sure something was said about this pretty big news in between all the E3 recaps taking place. There is no denying, this is pretty random huge news. With all the many sites out there, some having more exclusive information than others, it was hard to keep track of things you may have already read about the situation. So here is the Official Unofficial Peter Moore (2003-2007) Mini-FAQ. As moore news becomes available, it will of course be posted.
-“it’s all about family” Peter takes time to go into a good amount of detail that being with his family in Cali is priority number one. - Major Nelson Podcast 2007-17-07 (Small note: This podcast is only 12min25sec, if you liked Moore, this is a nice audio of his final goodbye, gives many props to Microsoft and Don Mattrick)
Did the 3 year warranty have no part?
-“Peter’s reason to leave Microsoft was not related to the warranty question, John Riccitiello has tried several times to recruit Peter to EA. We’ve been working on the agreement with Peter for several weeks prior to the announcement. EA regulatory filing will show that we struck an employment agreement in early June.” - Multiplayerblog.com
How much is EA paying to leave M$?
-“EA is helping with relocation, providing an annual salary of $550,000 and also offering a whopping bonus of $1.5 million. (Paid Better than President of the U.S.)” - GameDaily BIZ
Thoughts from others:
-”Peter has contributed enormously to the games business since joining Microsoft in 2003 and we are sad to see him go. 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.” - Robbie Bach (President of Entertainment and Devices Division) (VideoGameJocks.com)
-“(Getting Moore for EA Sports) is about making better and more innovative games and building the business for the future, and getting the best people is a key part of that.” - John Riccitiello (CEO of Electronic Arts) (IGN Interview with John Riccitiello)
-“(I was) surprised by Peter’s decision to leave Xbox” - (Joystiq talks with Don Mattrick and Robbie Bach)
-“We wish Peter the best of luck in his new role at Electronic Arts and look forward to working with him.” - Jack Tretton (GGL.com)
Some recent final words on a couple of games:
-“..it’s a franchise that of course we would love on our box, that’s going to be Konami’s call” - Kotaku Peter Moore E3 2007 interview
-“Mr. Moore said he would “go all the way to Japan” to make Final Fantasy an exclusive on the Xbox 360 and he mentioned that there have been talks about bringing Square-Enix’s RPG series to the Xbox 360.” - Siliconera interview with Jeff Bell and Peter Moore
A quick blip on the future, Don Mattrick:
-“formerly worked for Electronic Arts before becoming an advisor to Microsoft’s Entertainment and Devices Division. A 23-year veteran of the games industry, Mattrick has high hopes for the company’s future success. “I’m thrilled to join an already strong team that’s delivering truly amazing gaming experiences to customers around the world. I’ve never been more excited about the future of the industry, and firmly believe Microsoft will lead the next great innovations in gaming,” Mattrick stated, not that he’d say he thought the company’s due to bomb any time soon.” - Jim Sterling, Brit, DToider (Destructoid)
((Peter Moore image via YTMND.com user radioheadrule @ petersrolleyes.ytmnd.com))
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