WSJ: MS planning major “shake up” of gaming division

Tuesday, 25th May 2010 08:00 GMT By Patrick Garratt


The Wall Street Journal’s reporting that Microsoft may be preparing a major exec shift at the Entertainment & Devices Division, which may be announced “as early as this week”.

The news follows a rumour yesterday that original Xbox evangelist J Allard may be about to move out of the company entirely.

There’s no specific detail in the WSJ report, but it would make sense to get any bombshells out of the way before E3.

Protip, though: Don Mattrick’s doing interviews at E3, so don’t expect that head to roll.

More on this soon.



  1. ybfelix

    Is windows phone 7 of E&D Division’s turf?

    #1 5 years ago
  2. loki

    They real need that, PC port Fable 3 – only idiots can do this

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Herlock

    Maybe they making games :)

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Boris Fett

    They certainly need it.

    Microsoft has always had a certain lax attitude when it comes to production and development. I don’t now if it’s a personal choice or lack of support, but the company has definitely lacked in punch lately on the game front. Sony’s line-up has really surpassed Microsoft’s this year, in my honest opinion.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Erthazus

    First they need to start from Japan. Because it is a mess out there.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Blerk

    What they need to do with Japan is stop pumping money into it and spend it on the West instead. It’s a lost cause anyway and Japan’s pretty much irrelevant these days, so just give it up.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. daytripper

    sony is the one doing all the promotion/statements before E3, Microsoft have been very quiet havent they? thats either a worry for them or they are being crafty.

    @4 i’m going to wait till after e3 to see whats what with the gaming line ups, apart from the last guardian everything else i want to play so far thats been announced/dated is on the xbox.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. No_PUDding

    I’d argue Japan is not irrelevant, as it has a large development community.

    But other than that… Yeah, it’s irrelevant.

    #8 5 years ago

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