Occasions are a-changing for Blizzard – following its acquisition by Microsoft a number of months again, the corporate misplaced a whole lot of personnel after job cuts affected over 1,900 staff throughout Microsoft’s gaming divisions, including Blizzard President Mike Ybarra.
With that being stated, it seems to be like Blizzard has lastly transitioned underneath new management with firm president Johanna Faries, who formally takes over on February 5. Faries has beforehand held key positions within the Nationwide Soccer League (NFL) and Name of Responsibility eSports, to call a pair. In an official submit on the Blizzard information web page, she writes:
“Although my official first day with you all is February 5, I need to let you recognize instantly that it’s an honor to affix you subsequent week on this new capability. I accomplish that humbly and in awe of all that Blizzard has stood for and delivered to the world for over thirty years… The lack of gifted teammates in latest days is difficult to carry side-by-side with the immense pleasure I really feel about becoming a member of Blizzard – and constructing on the momentum you’ve created for Blizzard’s subsequent chapter.”
“… I’m dedicated to doing every little thing I can to assist Blizzard thrive, with care and consideration for you and for our video games, every distinctive and particular in their very own proper. I’m optimistic about our potential to serve our present and future participant communities, and to additional amplify the shared ardour for greatness, polish, and inventive mastery that could be a hallmark of Blizzard’s method to game-making.”
This new improvement follows Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard again in October 2023, a deal summing up to around $69 billion.