Activision Blizzard has announced that Eric Hirshberg, current CEO of Activision Publishing Inc., will be departing the company in March of this year.

Hirshberg joined Activision Publishing in September 2010 and has been the CEO since then. Activision has not announced a new CEO as of now and are currently searching for a replacement.

“This is an amazing company,” said Eric Hirshberg. “I have nothing but admiration for the incredible team I’ve 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.”

“During Eric’s tenure we’ve had historic performance and great successes,” said Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard. “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.”

Hirshberg was the CEO of Activision Publishing and was responsible for Call of Duty, Destiny, and Skylanders franchises. Under Hirshberg, Call of Duty was the #1 game in North America for all eight years.

SOURCE: VentureBeat