As his contract expires on the same date, Eric Hirshberg will be leaving Activision Publishing after having worked with them for 8 years.
Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing Inc. has been with the company for eight years. During his tenure, Hirshberg managed to bring great commercial success to the titles he was associated with. Now, Hirshberg has announced that he will be leaving the company on March 31 of this year, as his contract also expires at the same time.
Hirshberg’s involvement with games helped them find a lot of success as he was able to successfully market these titles to both newcomers and veterans alike. Hirshberg released a statement regarding his departure in which he said, “Serving as Activision’s CEO has been an honor and a thrill. 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 is now actively looking for someone to fill in the vacancy left behind by Eric Hirshberg’s departure. Bobby Kotick, the CEO of Activision- Blizzard, also expressed his admiration for Hirshberg’s work. He stated, “During Eric’s tenure we’ve had historic performance and great successes. 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.”
It’s always sad when someone from the industry leaves, but let us hope for the best for Eric Hirshberg in all his future endeavors