Xbox’s Mike Ybarra’s “Next Adventure” is at Blizzard as Executive Vice President and General Manager
Mike Ybarra is joining Blizzard as Executive Vice President and General Manager, the former Xbox executive has announced.
Earlier this month, Ybarra announced that he will be leaving Microsoft after 20 years to take on a new adventure. “After 20 years at Microsoft, it’s time for my next adventure”, he wrote. “It’s been a great ride at Xbox and the future is bright. Thanks to everyone at TeamXbox, I’m incredibly proud of what we’ve accomplished and I wish you the best. More soon on what’s next for me (super excited)!”
As it turns out, his “next adventure” is at Blizzard as Executive Vice President and General Manager starting next month on November 4. Ybarra, who announced to be present at BlizzCon next week, wrote the following message on Twitter:
“I'm very happy to announce I'm joining @Blizzard_Ent as Exec. Vice President and GM starting 11/4 (will be at #blizzcon!). We will work with all our energy to serve gamers with incredible content and experiences. I can't wait to be part of this team. #lucky #humble #gamers #serve”
Xbox head Phil Spencer took to Twitter to congratulate the former Microsoft executive and wish him the best.
Congrats Mike, really happy for you and I know you'll do great work at @Blizzard_Ent.
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) October 24, 2019
We wish Ybarra the best at Blizzard.