Saturday, July 25, 2020

Video Games & Computer Entertainment: Taking a Spin With Don Mattrick

This post features a couple scans from Video Games & Computer Entertainment's July 1989 issue. The magazine calls it an interview with Don Mattrick but it's more of a brief article about the original Test Drive game. Test Drive released in 1987 for home computers and the series is still around today as a new Test Drive Unlimited was recently announced that is in development at Kylotonn. Mattrick created the game with his company Distinctive Software that would later be acquired by Electronic Arts (EA) in 1991 and subsequently renamed EA Canada. While Mattrick worked at EA until 2007, he is probably best known for his time at Microsoft where he helped develop the Kinect Sensor for Xbox 360 and took a fair amount of blame for the poor reception of the Xbox One at the console's launch. He left Microsoft in 2013 and spent two years at Zynga after that.

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