Former Xbox govt Mike Ybarra introduced on Wednesday that he’s now joined Blizzard as the corporate’s govt vice chairman and normal supervisor. He shared this announcement in a tweet via his private account to say that he’ll formally tackle his new tasks beginning on November 4th. Since sharing the announcement, he has acquired a spherical of congratulations from Xbox followers and people he used to work with at Microsoft.
Ybarra’s tweet might be seen beneath the place he introduced his arrival at Blizzard. He mentioned he and the remainder of the crew can be working with all their power to “serve gamers with incredible content and experiences.”
This announcement follows one other from earlier within the month when Ybarra mentioned that he’d be leaving his function with Xbox at Microsoft. He introduced his departure in a tweet as properly and mentioned he was “super excited” about what his subsequent steps can be.
I’m very completely satisfied to announce I’m becoming a member of @Blizzard_Ent as Exec. Vice President and GM beginning 11/4 (will likely be at #blizzcon!). We will work with all our power to serve players with unbelievable content material and experiences. I am unable to wait to be a part of this crew. #fortunate #humble #players #serve pic.twitter.com/kZ8dRuF3pe
— Mike Ybarra (@Qwik) October 24, 2019
Many of the feedback which got here in reply to Ybarra’s announcement from this week echoed these sentiments and congratulated him on the brand new place, it was not possible to disregard those that identified the unlucky timing of the transition. Ybarra’s arrival at Blizzard comes in the midst of a storm of subscription cancellations, anti-Blizzard sentiments, and different types of protests the place attainable amid the corporate’s choice to ban a pro-Hong Kong Hearthstone participant.
Those actions taken by estranged or former Blizzard followers will possible proceed into the BlizzCon proceedings which can be scheduled to start on November 1st. Blizzard has largely gone quiet concerning the Hong Kong incident wanting one other assertion the place the corporate defended its actions and lessened the banned participant’s punishment.
It’s unclear if Blizzard will even tackle the scenario in any respect even when its followers are adamant to take action, but it surely’s extra possible that the conference will attempt to keep as centered on the video games as attainable. If you’re enthusiastic about what Blizzard has and may need deliberate, its BlizzCon schedule that went up this week framed what’ll occur through the conference. Standard occasions like particulars on updates for Overwatch and extra have been discovered there, however there are additionally placeholders for six completely different thriller bulletins which can be anticipated to be massive reveals.