Microsoft just announced big changes for Activision Blizzard. Bobby Kotick will officially depart and Matt Booty will oversee the work of the teams responsible for brands such as Call of Duty, Diablo, and World of Warcraft.
Activision’s purchase cost Blizzard $69 billion, but Phil Spencer has asked the company’s president to stay on for a few more weeks. Microsoft has put all the pieces in place and revealed the big changes.
Tom Warren of The Verge just confirmed this On December 29, Bobby Kotick will officially leave Activision Blizzard, But Microsoft has not decided to appoint another CEO – instead, Mike Ybarra (President of Blizzard), Rob Kostic (President of Activision Publishing) and Thomas Teeple (Vice President of Blizzard) will work under the leadership of Matt Botti.
Matt Booty has been working on Xbox Game Studios games for years, and in recent weeks Bethesda has come under his wing. Now we can confirm it He will be responsible for all Microsoft Gaming games – Xbox, Bethesda, Activision and Blizzard.
Microsoft has decided to make major changes in the structures of Activision Blizzard – Loulou Meservi (Director of Communications at Activision Blizzard) will leave the company at the end of January, and Hammam Sakhnini (Vice President of Blizzard and King) will leave at the end of January. December, and “several Activision Blizzard managers” will only work until March.
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