Peter Moore, the head of Microsoft's gaming business, is leaving to join game maker Electronic Arts. For the past four years Mr Moore has been the public face of Microsoft's Xbox and PC gaming business, and oversaw the launch of the Xbox 360. He will join Electronic Arts as the head of its sports games division which makes some of its most popular titles. He will be replaced by Don Mattrick, a former EA senior executive who has worked as a consultant at Microsoft.
The news about Mr Moore comes only weeks after Microsoft announced it would be spending $1.15bn to fix faulty Xbox 360 consoles. Microsoft said nothing should be read into the timing of Mr Moore's departure.