Tag Archives: Don Mattrick
Tue, May 28, 2013 | 20:19 BST
Xbox One will support indies, according to Microsoft’s head of interactive entertainment, Don Mattrick, via an “independent creator program,” saying there’s “no way” the firm would build a console without that in mind.
Fri, May 24, 2013 | 03:34 BST
Despite low lifetime Xbox 360 sales in Japan and the regions loyalty to Nintendo and PlayStation, Xbox One will be launched in Japan.
Wed, May 22, 2013 | 23:10 BST
Wed, May 22, 2013 | 16:19 BST
Due to yesterday’s confusion surrounding how often Xbox One requires users to connect to the Internet, and whether used games will indeed be supported the way we’re used to, Microsoft’s president of interactive entertainment, Don Mattrick, has tried to alleviate some of the misconceptions surrounding the firm’s new all-in-one device.
Tue, Mar 05, 2013 | 18:00 GMT
Microsoft’s president of Interactive Entertainment Business Don Mattrick, has said the firm’s doesn’t consider Valve a competitor despite the firm readying a living room system of its own.
Wed, Jul 11, 2012 | 00:31 BST
According to VentureBeat, Xbox executive Don Mattrick mentioned during a GamesBeat panel that Halo 4 “will work with” Microsoft’s recently-revealed tablet, Surface. No details were given but the platform holder has said that all first-party games will include SmartGlass functionality so you can probably expect something of that ilk. Halo 4 is due exclusively on Xbox 360 in November.
Thu, Nov 10, 2011 | 17:48 GMT
Due to the impending retirement of Mike Delman, Microsoft has handed over the chief marketing officer position of its Interactive Entertainment Business, which includes all things Xbox 360, to company vet Yusuf Mehdi. Starting on December 5, Mehdi will report directly to IEB president Don Mattrick. No word just yet on who will fill Mehdi’s former position as chief audience officer in the Online Services division, but on an interim basis, all of Mehdi’s directs will report to Qi Lu, head of Online Services. Thanks, GI.biz.
Tue, May 17, 2011 | 10:13 BST
Spike TV’s announced it’ll be the exclusive broadcaster of the Microsoft E3 briefing in Los Angeles on June 6.
Thu, Nov 18, 2010 | 13:33 GMT
Activision’s just announced Call of Duty: Black Ops has grossed $650 million within its first five days on sale worldwide.
Thu, Nov 18, 2010 | 09:45 GMT
Getting Kinect for Christmas? You may want to get a move on.
Wed, Nov 03, 2010 | 17:54 GMT
Microsoft has looked ahead to Christmas and has decided it will see 5 million Kinect units instead of the previously forecasted 3 million.
Mon, Oct 25, 2010 | 17:48 BST
No loss-leading here.
Thu, Oct 07, 2010 | 19:18 BST
Kinect has been given its own biography of sorts, which chronicles the very beginnings of the idea for the tech and onward to its impending release.
Fri, Oct 01, 2010 | 18:50 BST
Microsoft’s announced Don Mattrick as the new president of its Interactive Entertainment group.
Tue, Jun 15, 2010 | 09:31 BST
Tue, May 25, 2010 | 18:33 BST
Thu, Jan 07, 2010 | 08:16 GMT
Microsoft put out brand new Natal video at CES last night.
Tue, Jun 02, 2009 | 12:56 BST
Steven Spielberg has told the BBC that everything he’s working on with EA is now in the bin. Why? Because now he’s got Natal.
“I’m currently making videogames through EA, and right now I’m so excited to be able to write for [Natal],” he said, talking alongside MS entertainment boss Don Mattrick after the Microsoft E3 press conference last night.
“That’s what I’m most excited about, because it sort of changes the paradigm of what I would have written for last week, now all that has been thrown away and it’s a whole new world, a whole new beginning.”
The body-sensing tech, the creator said, will pull down the barriers experienced by many when they first pick up a game controller.
“This is going to try to bring those that are intimidated or scared of the technology, with what the buttons do or what the controller does, this is going to give people that don’t usually play videogames access to a whole new world that we know is compelling but they haven’t quite discovered yet,” he said.
“I think they’ll discover it through Natal.”
Spielberg added that Natal is a step in allowing developers to create truly emotional content.
“I don’t really know of a convergence, and I can’t give you a date for convergence, but so far, the videogame industry has not allowed us the opportunity to cry while we’re playing a videogame because we’re too busy putting our adrenaline rush into the controller, or to wherever we have to swing our arm with the Wii controller, to get a result, to achieve a level of success,” he said.
“Because of that there’s no room for a videogame to break your heart. I think, in terms of a technology, we have a little more room, to be much more emotional with the Natal technology than we ever have before.”
You must watch that interview. Hit this for details on the Nintendo and Sony conferences today. Let’s see if they can do better than this.
Thu, May 28, 2009 | 15:49 BST
Microsoft has confirmed the 30 million global unit milestone for Xbox 360.
The company also said today that more than 20 million people are now actively using Xbox Live.
“We’ve always been confident that Xbox 360 offers more entertainment value than any other console on the market, and these latest numbers show that consumers agree,” said Microsoft entrtainment boss, Don Mattrick.
“We expect our growth to continue to accelerate. Our news at E3 next week will underscore our commitment to bringing blockbuster entertainment experiences to everyone and to growing the Xbox entertainment brand globally.”
Press release after the break.
Thu, May 07, 2009 | 21:17 BST
Microsoft has announced its to acquire BigPark Inc, a company comprised of industry vets Wil Mozell, Erik Kiss, Hanno Lemke and Don Mattrick who created or had large roles in both Distinctive Software and EA Canada.
BigPark’s founding team has over 80 years of collective experience in the game industry, having produced or overseen titles Need for Speed, FIFA Soccer, Skate, NHL Hockey, NBA Street, and SSX.
The acquisition will meld the developers into Microsoft Game Studios, where the team will continue development on its exclusive Xbox 360 game.
“We are delighted by the opportunity to welcome the BigPark team into Microsoft Game Studios,” said Microsoft Games GM Phil Spencer.
“The team is composed of some of the most experienced and creative minds working in the industry today. The combination of the BigPark and Microsoft Game Studios talent pools will be an accelerant for growth and innovation. We believe BigPark has tremendous potential to create new properties and innovative gaming experiences for our platforms, one of which we’re looking forward to showcasing at the E3 Expo in June.”
Full thing below.