Xbox’s Mike Ybarra moves to Blizzard


20-year Microsoft vet Mike Ybarra has moved to Blizzard Entertainment.

On Twitter (under), the former CVP of Xbox Reside, Game Pass and Mixer mentioned he would be joining the Globe of Warcraft and Overwatch maker as executive vice president and basic manager on Monday, November 4th. This follows Ybarra’s departure from Microsoft, which was announced earlier in the month. 

“We will perform with all our power to serve gamers with remarkable content material and experiences,” he mentioned.

“I can not wait to be element of this group.”

He also mentioned that he would be at Blizzcon – which will probably be a thing of a trial by fire for the new executive provided Blizzard’s final handful of weeks. The enterprise has come below fire from its neighborhood, its personal personnel and even a bipartisan group of US politicians such as Republican Senator Marco Rubio and Democratic Member of Congress Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who slammed Blizzard’s choice to ban Hearthstone esports player Chung “Blitzchung” Ng Wai for obtaining a pro-Hong Kong stance in a post-game interview.

Blizzard has denied that the choice had something to do with its ties to China. Neighborhood tech and entertainment giant Tencent owns in the area of 5 per cent of Activision Blizzard whilst its publisher in the area is fellow giant corporation NetEase.


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