Important change for Mike Ybarra, who had just left Microsoft: he will be one of the top executives at Blizzard Entertainment
We had talked about Mike Ybarra’s farewell to Microsoft over the past few weeks, with the collaboration that broke off after twenty years, while serving as vice president of Xbox Live. Well, a few days after that announcement, Ybarra himself announced that he had found his new home: he will be the executive vice president at the giant Blizzard Entertainment – whom you will know for successes such as World of Warcraft, Diablo, Overwatch, Hearthstone and away saying.
The announcement comes from Ybarra himself, who also anticipated his presence at the upcoming Blizzcon, with his position that will officially take place next 4 November.
I'm very happy to announce I'm joining @Blizzard_Ent as Exec. Vice President and GM starting 11/4 (will be at #blizzcon!). We will work with all our energy to serve gamers with incredible content and experiences. I can't wait to be part of this team. #lucky #humble #gamers #serve pic.twitter.com/kZ8dRuF3pe
— Mike Ybarra (@Qwik) October 24, 2019
We cannot but wish Ybarra good work – also and above all in a politically complicated period for Blizzard, at the center of the Hong Kong case.