The turbulent period continues for Activision Blizzard, which now also finds itself without its president and COO.
The publisher of Call of Duty, with Modern Warfare 2 always available on Amazon at the best price, has been at the center of the world news of the tech sector for years.
With particular attention in recent months, due to the fight in which it is involved together with Sony and Microsoft, relating to the acquisition by the latter.
With the FTC which, in recent times, is getting really sideways to prevent that the deal can go through once and for all.
As if all that has happened so far were not enough, VGC reports that the president and COO (Chief Operating Officer) of Activision Blizzard he will leave the company.
Daniel Alegre, who has held the role since 2020, will depart at starting from March 31st, i.e. when your current employment contract expires.
To make this farewell even more paradoxical is Alegre’s new job, who will be CEO of an NFT company.
And not just any, because it’s Yuga Labs, the blockchain company behind the infamous digital monkey, or the NFT Bored Ape Yacht Club.
@YugaLabs — home of @boredapeyc, @othersidemeta, @cryptopunksnfts, and more — is a creative powerhouse driving innovation and storytelling in Web3. I am extremely excited to lead the team to the next phase of growth. https://t.co/hS6O9DKhUT
— Daniel Alegre (@dalegre) December 19, 2022
Daniel Alegre was also enthusiastic about his new role:
“Since bursting onto the scene with Bored Ape Yacht Club in 2021, Yuga Labs has quickly made a name for itself through a powerful combination of storytelling and community building. The company’s pipeline of products, partnerships, and IP represents a huge opportunity to define the metaverse in a way that empowers creators and gives users true ownership of their identity and digital assets. I look forward to working with Yuga’s passionate and creative team to innovate, inspire and together shape the future of the internet.”
And to think that, just a few days ago, Blizzard fans were able to rejoice in the return of Chris Metzen, who returns to World of Warcraft after so many years.
Speaking of Activision, however, the company has decided to turn off the taps to a game of Crash Bandicoot.