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  • Daniel James

Activision CEO Eric Hirschberg is Stepping Down this March

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After eight years working at the company, Eric Hirschberg is stepping down as CEO of Activision Publishing. In a release, Activision confirmed his departure, and is said to be actively looking for a replacement.

Hirschberg worked directly under Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick and was responsible for the Call of Duty and Destiny franchises, among others. Just last year, both were the highest grossing console games, respectively.

VentureBeat reported his statement:

“Serving as Activision’s CEO has been an honor and a thrill,” said Hirshberg, in a statement. “This is an amazing company. One which routinely delivers epic experiences for our fans on a scale that no one else can. I have nothing but admiration for the incredible team I have had the privilege to lead. And I have nothing but appreciation for Bobby for giving me this transformational opportunity, and also for having the vision and conviction to champion a creative person for a leadership role on this scale.”

Activision-Blizzard has seen extraordinary success under Hirschberg, so he's leaving on a very high note. As previously state, Call of Duty and Destiny 2 lead the console market.

While Activision looks for his replacement, gamers can only wonder what this could mean for the future of the Destiny and Call of Duty franchises.