Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg is Leaving in 2 Months

Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg is Leaving in 2 Months - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 19 January 2018 / 1,432 Views

Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg will be leaving the company in March. He was first hired in years ago. 

Hirshberg was responsible for several Activision franchises including Call of Duty and Destiny. He reported to  Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick.


"Serving as Activision’s CEO has been an honor and a thrill," said Hirshberg. "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."

Kotick added, "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."

Thanks VentureBeat.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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3 Comments

Ganoncrotch (on 20 January 2018)

I hope they put his office belongings into boxes at random that he has to pay to open each one to see if he finds the pictures of his family from his desk. Unlucky Eric, it's another ream of paper, want to go again? The keys to your car are in here somewhere, you just need those and the ones to your house before you can leave.


PhatChips (on 20 January 2018)

Would be a funny prank from his dev team


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StriderKiwi (on 20 January 2018)

Congratulations. You just won the internet with that comment.


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PhatChips (on 20 January 2018)

Just look at that face. He's contemplating on how to make more money


Liquid_faction (on 19 January 2018)

So this is the a-hole responsible for why Destiny 2 is such a sad game.