Microsoft loses talent: former Xbox boss becomes Blizzard vice president

Two weeks ago, Microsoft's gaming division lost the head of Xbox Live, Xbox Game Pass and Mixer. Mike Ibarra left

company after 20 years of work, and finally announced where he plans to work now.

What is known

Mike said that he is moving to Blizzardto the position of executive vice president and general manager. Ibarra will sit in his chair only on November 4 and will even attend Blizzcon, where, perhaps, Blizzard will officially introduce a new employee.

“We will work with all our energy to provide gamers with amazing content and experiences. I look forward to being a part of this team,” Ibarra writes.

At Microsoft, Ibarra worked on the Gears seriesof War, Age of Empires and Sunset Overdrive, and has spent recent years on the development of Xbox Live, Xbox Game Pass and Mixer. What the new manager will do at Blizzard is not yet known. It is possible that Mike will take on the development of Diablo 4 and the new Overwatch, which, according to rumors, will be shown at BlizzCon 2019.