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Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg is stepping down after eight years with the company

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Eric Hirshberg is stepping down from his role as CEO of Activision Publishing. Hirshberg has been with the company as chief executive since 2010, and will remain in the role until March.

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If you’re confused about how the corporate structure works, Activision Publishing is the first half of Activision Blizzard, and oversees franchises like Call of Duty, Destiny, and Skylanders, all of which enjoyed significant success under Hirshberg’s leadership.

“Serving as Activision’s CEO has been an honor and a thrill,” Hirshberg says. “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 are currently searching for the division’s new CEO. Hirshberg came into the position as a marketing executive, and is credited in the success of the promotional campaigns that helped make many Activision games into hits.