As an advisor to the Casual Games Association (CGA), I was really looking forward to Peter’s keynote at this week’s Casual Connect conference here in Seattle (essentially THE business show for the casual gaming business). Well on Tuesday, we learn that there’s no Peter. Microsoft’s PR folks are scrambling to find out why and lo and behold hours later – it’s announced that Peter Moore is leaving to go to EA. Interesting how a cancelation of Peter’s keynote was likely the reason for the announcement on Tuesday. Given the rumors that I then noticed flying around the net on sites like Engadget – Peter’s cancelation would eventually have been noticed and people would have put two and two together. Kind of fun to see when events play out like that.
Who says the Casual Games business doesn’t hold sway with the Core and Console gaming businesses now?