Former Xbox Executive Joins Blizzard Entertainment

The Former Xbox VP Starts His New Position at Blizzard Soon

Former Xbox corporate vice president Mike Ybarra announced on Wednesday that he’ll be starting a new job at Blizzard Entertainment as an Executive Vice President and General Manager.


“I’m very happy to announce I’m joining [Blizzard Entertainment] as Exec. Vice President and GM starting 11/4 (will be at #blizzcon!),” Ybarra tweeted. “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.”

Xbox head Phil Spencer gave his congrats to Ybarra for getting a new job, tweeting, “Congrats Mike, really happy for you and I know you’ll do great work at [Blizzard Entertainment].”

Ybarra announced his departure from Microsoft earlier this month after working there for nearly 20 years.

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