Bobby Kotick, the CEO of Activision Blizzard, has refused to confirm or deny if he will remain in charge of the publishing behemoth once Microsoft has completed its acquisition of the company.
Speaking with the New York Times, Kotick simply said that “post close [he] will be available as needed.” Right now, Kotick will remain in charge as usual until the deal has been completed, at which point Activision Blizzard’s team will report directly to Xbox boss Phil Spencer.
Microsoft announced earlier today that it is set to buy Activision Blizzard for nearly $70 billion dollars, which brings a number of major franchises including Call of Duty, Overwatch, and World of Warcraft under its belt.
A separate report from Bloomberg has claimed that Microsoft will continue to develop Activision Blizzard games for PlayStation formats, which gives us some hope that we’ll continue to see at least some of its catalogue released on PS4 & PS5.
[Source – New York Times via FanByte]