Eric Hirshberg, the CEO of Activision, has announced that he will be leaving in March according to Venture Beat. As CEO, Hirshberg was responsible for the marketing behind Call of Duty, Destiny, and Skylanders.
In a statement released regarding the announcement, Hirshberg looked back on his time as the CEO, calling his time with the company a wonderful experience.
“Serving as Activision’s CEO has been an honor and a thrill,” he said.“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,” said Hirshberg.
Blizzard Activision CEO Bobby Kotick thanked Hirshberg, noting that during his tenure with Activision the company has had record performance and success.
“He is an inspiring leader, and we will all miss his creativity and tenacity very much. He is leaving the team, the franchises and the business in a great place, and he goes with my full support and appreciation,” said Kotick.