You might have heard the reports of Don Mattrick, the former Microsoft executive who ran Microsoft’s Xbox business, leaving for Zynga, and it turns out that Microsoft and Zynga could be more closely related than we might have initially thought. According to report on Bloomberg, word on the street has it that prior to Mattrick leaving for Zynga, he had attempted to acquire Zynga on Microsoft’s behalf. This attempt at acquiring Zynga allegedly took place back in 2010 where Mattrick held negotiations with Zynga’s founder, Mark Pincus, about the possibility of acquiring the company and their games such as Farmville. Obviously the deal did not go through although if it did, we wonder how that might have played out? Possible integration of Zynga games into Microsoft’s Xbox Live platform, perhaps? In any case it’s pretty interesting how full circle this situation has become, with Mattrick leaving for the company he had tried to acquire a few years ago. What do you guys think? Would you have liked to see Zynga integrated into Xbox Live if it were acquired by Microsoft?
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