Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg announced today that he will be leaving the company. Activision confirmed the departure to VentureBeat. In his role at Activision, Hirshberg was responsible for titles like Call of Duty, Destiny, and Skylanders. He'll be closing out his eight years at Activision in March.
"Serving as Activision's CEO has been an honor and a thrill," said Hirshberg in a statement. "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 is currently searching for the next CEO of Activision Publishing. Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick also released a statement thanking Hirshberg for his time at the company.
"During Eric's tenure we've had historic performance and great successes," said Kotick, in a statement. "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."