Microsoft has announced that Dennis Durkin, Corporate Vice President, Chief Operating and Financial Officer for the Interactive Entertainment Business side of the company has left to join Activision Blizzard as the new Chief Financial Officer.
Durkin, who worked at Microsoft for 12 years, in recent times has been working in the company's games division and has handled Microsoft's third-party games portfolio. This means he's overseen the massive change this generation, which saw the PlayStation 2's third-party exclusive grasp shattered.
"With the expansion of digital entertainment, this is an exciting time to partner with the company's senior leaders to continue to drive future growth and increase shareholder value," said Durkin in a recent statement.
Durkin will be taking over the CFO for Thomas Tippl, who has been working on a interim basis CFO since 2010. Tippl will continue his role as the company's COO.