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