Video game maker Activision Blizzard has been rocked by stepping down. J. Allen Brack is leaving "to pursue new opportunities," COO Daniel Alegre said in a release.and announced Tuesday that the president of its Blizzard subsidiary is
Blizzard's top human resources executive, Jesse Meschuk, also departed this week, a company spokesperson confirmed via email.
Former Vicarious Visions leader Jen Oneal and one-time Xbox executive Mike Ybarra will step up to co-lead thedeveloper. Oneal, the executive vice president of development at Blizzard, has overseen Blizzard games and . Ybarra, the executive vice president and general manager of platform and technology at Blizzard, has been responsible for the Battle.net game launcher.
"I am confident that Jen Oneal and Mike Ybarra will provide the leadership Blizzard needs to realize its full potential and will accelerate the pace of change," Brack said in a statement. "I anticipate they will do so with passion and enthusiasm and that they can be trusted to lead with the highest levels of integrity and commitment to the components of our culture that make Blizzard so special."
In July, California's Department of Fair Employment and Housing filed a lawsuit, alleging that Activision Blizzard has been a "breeding ground for harassment and discrimination." CEO Bobby Kotick has promised to change the company's culture. Employees last week to demand change at the company.