Matt Cox Named New GM of Call of Duty After Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard Acquisition

Summary

  • Microsoft acquired Activision Blizzard for $69 billion last year, a significant move in the gaming industry.
  • Matt Cox, a Microsoft insider, has been appointed as the senior vice president and general manager of the popular gaming franchise, Call of Duty.
  • Another key player, Faries, comes on board Activision Blizzard on Feb. 5, bringing experience from his decade-long tenure at the National Football League (NFL).
  • Microsoft recently laid off 1,900 staff from Activision Blizzard and Xbox. Notable departures include Mike Ybarra and Allen Adham from their leadership roles at Blizzard.

Microsoft’s Moves Following Activision Blizzard Acquisition

Following last year’s $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:), Microsoft announced the appointment of Matt Cox, a company insider, as the senior vice president and general manager of Call of Duty, effective immediately.

Faries Joins Activision Blizzard After Stint at NFL

Effective from Feb. 5, Faries, who previously worked for over ten years at the National Football League (NFL), will be joining the ranks at Activision Blizzard.

Leadership and Staff Changes at Activision Blizzard and Xbox

Last week, Microsoft confirmed the layoffs of 1,900 Activision Blizzard and Xbox employees. Alongside the layoffs, there have been significant exits including Mike Ybarra and Allen Adham, who held the posts of president and chief design officer at Blizzard, respectively.

In terms of impact on forex or trading, these changes within Activision Blizzard, a NASDAQ listed entity, could potentially influence its stock price. Investors should keep an eye on these developments and understand how they might affect the dynamics of the gaming industry and its financial trajectory.

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