Roughly two years since departing Microsoft to serve as CEO at Zynga, Don Mattrick today announced his resignation from the social game service.
As CEO, Mattrick oversaw the acquisition of the procedural animation specialist company NaturalMotion and helped increase Zynga’s mobile bookings by 33 percent.
Prior to Zynga, Mattrick served as president of Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business and was more or less the face of Xbox One before he left. Mattrick joined Microsoft in 2007 following a similar role as president of Electronic Arts.
Mark Pincus, Zynga’s founder and chairman, is returning to the role of CEO in the wake of Mattrick’s departure.
“Don joined us in a very important time in our evolution,” Pincus said in a statement. “I sincerely thank him for his leadership in better serving our players in a mobile first world and for delivering world class quality and value to our consumers.”