Activision Blizzard, the gaming giant behind Call of Duty, World of Warcraft and Candy Crush (to name but a few), has ended a year full of internal work and staffing issues. The company is currently in the process Acquired by Microsoft for $68.7 billiona deal that is expected to close in 2023 pending FTC approval.
In June, the game developer announced that Call of Duty, a household name and arguably one of the most successful gaming franchises, had crossed the milestone of more than The total revenue to date is $30 billion.. This autumn will see continuation of the next generation in Call of Duty: Warzone in addition to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II.
Obviously, there’s a lot going on at Activision Blizzard, which is why we’re thrilled to have Joanna Faries, company senior vice president and Call of Duty general manager, join us on stage at TechCrunch Disruption October 18-20 in San Francisco.
In an extensive interview, we’ll talk to Faries about what we can expect from the next generation of Call of Duty and hear what it’s like to run a game studio that releases the franchise’s annual releases. We’ll walk her through the evolution of the streaming/creator economy and how it affects game development.
We’re also curious about what it’s like to take control of a company acquisition and at a time when Activision Blizzard’s senior management is under fire. And we might even dare to take a look at her experience in the Call of Duty esports league.
Joanna Faries, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Activision Blizzard Call of Duty franchise, is responsible for directing the intellectual property of the mega hit multi-billion dollar blockbuster. Prior to her current position, Fei led the Call of Duty Esports league, and before joining Activision, she spent 12 years in the NFL. Faris holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University.
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