Activision Blizzard have recently that they shuffled a few executive positions, which basically reshapes the company’s leadership structure. Each of the new roles is being filled by senior executives with the company, and the company included a congrats to itself for the Call of Duty series.
In the press release detailing the new roles, Activision mentioned that Call of Duty has generated more lifetime revenue than the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and doubled the total box office of the entire Star Wars series. Do remember that new video games cost about six times as much as a movie ticket.
In the shakeup, Rob Kostich, formerly the Call of Duty executive VP and general manager, has been named the new company president. King Digital CFO and CSO Humam Sakhnini has been named president of that unit and Dennis Durkin is remaining in his role as CFO and adding a new title: President of Activision Blizzard’s Emerging Businesses. The announcement also notes that, as previously announced, J. Allen Brack will continue to serve as the new president of Blizzzard Entertainment.
This comes shortly after some other shake-ups among Activision Blizzard’s senior management. Activision’s CFO was recently fired, and he joined Netflix and Blizzard’s CFO left to work at the mobile payment company Square.
Kostich has watched over the Call of Duty series through some big changes, most recently overseeing the series’ first entry to remove a single-player campaign entirely. Black Ops 4 focusing strictly on the multiplayer aspects, with also adding Battle Royale aspects, the new direction for Call of Duty is currently unannounced.