Hirshberg announced his departure internally at Activision, which was later confirmed publicly by the company. He has been CEO for the past eight years and oversaw the rise of franchises like Call of Duty and Destiny. Needless to say that he played a major role in the publisher's success.
In a statement issued to his employees, Hirshberg said the following about his tenure at Activision and his decision to leave.
It's unclear what Hirshberg's plans are for the future. Activision is actively looking for his replacement as the process should take some time. Bobby Kotick, the CEO of parent company Activision Blizzard, lauded Hirshberg's tenure by pointing out the success of his leadership. He issued the following statement.
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