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Kotick says he will be "available as needed" at Activision Blizzard "to ensure the very best integration"


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Oct 27, 2021
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It's unclear at the moment what role Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick will play once the deal with Microsoft goes through.

Speaking with The New York Times, Kotick declined to say whether or not he would remain CEO of Activision once the deal is closed, but told the paper he would remain "available as needed to ensure that we have the very best integration."

When the $68.7 billion acquisition was announced, it was revealed that Kotick would maintain his position as Activision Blizzard CEO, for now, while he and his team continued to drive "efforts to further strengthen the company's culture and accelerate business growth." But, it was also said that once the ink dries, the Activision Blizzard business will report directly to former Xbox boss and now CEO of Microsoft Gaming, Phil Spencer. It's highly likely that Kotick won't stick around, but if he does leave, he won't go away empty-handed, as surely he will have some sort of golden parachute.

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