Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is retiring his position within the next 12 months. It is clear that Microsoft did a “180” with its policies because of low pre order sales of Xbox one. I say this because it’s clear that was the reason because Microsoft didn’t care for their fans even on E3 they still were arrogant with all there “demonic” policies. Last month, we saw the departure of Don Mattrick’s departure from Microsoft and indeed he deserved to be fired. I believe that the purpose of him leaving was for Zynga was just a cover up. Clearly, he blew it all off. Anyways, let’s get back Steve Ballmer was with Microsoft for many years. Ballmer has been with Microsoft since 1980, and was the first business manager hired by Bill Gates in the company’s fledgling years. He was named CEO in 2000 and helped to usher in the Xbox era when the company entered the games console business in 2001. So it is rather fishy as to why he suddenly needs to retire. I believe it has something to do with the Xbox One’s “new policy”. Microsoft has no choice but to reverse their policy if they don’t want to lose the battle with Sony. Steve Ballmer also quoted some words.
“We have embarked on a new strategy with a new organization and we have an amazing Senior Leadership Team. My original thoughts on timing would have had my retirement happen in the middle of our company’s transformation to a devices and services company. We need a CEO who will be here longer term for this new direction.” -Steve Ballmer
This may or may not be a cover up but who knows. Based on my opinion, it’s the logical way to do. He’s fired because of the old policies of the Xbox one that he and Don Mattrick tired to push through. All these retirement fiasco is just a cover up based on my opinion. Microsoft is laying out their workers even top executives because they know if they won’t do something with the “leadership” of the Xbox, then they will surely fail. They already lost a lot of cash because of their arrogance and know they are trying to pick up the pieces. Sony is by far the best choice if you’re into console gaming. Sure, Sony loves money too, but aren’t we all. I rather buy from a company that would listen to me or to its fans than a company who doesn’t care about its fan base and simply want to milk out more money from the fans’ pockets. Microsoft did that, they want to milk more money and they didn’t even listen to their loyal fans. Even loyal fans today are switching over to the Playstation 4. Now, Microsoft wants to do things right. Hopefully, they do.