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Blizzard president Mike Morhaime Stepping Down

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Blizzard is undergoing a change at the top as longtime president Mike Morhaime is stepping down from his post.

Activision Blizzard announced the news early on Thursday and stated that Morhaime will remain “a strategic adviser to the company”, adding that Chief development officer Ray Gresko, and Blizzard founder Allen Adham have joined Blizzard’s executive leadership team.

“Blizzard was founded on the promise of making great games, and I plan to continue this fierce commitment to quality, our community, and our purpose. I couldn’t be more excited about what’s next given the strength of our pipeline,” said J. Allen Brack in a statement.

“After many years of working with some of the industry’s most talented people to create games and worlds for you to play in, I’ve decided it’s time for someone else to lead Blizzard Entertainment,” Morhaime said.

“I am grateful to all of the hardworking and talented people at Blizzard for their dedication and creativity. Their belief in our mission and care for our players has helped Blizzard reach greater heights than I ever could have imagined.”

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Monster Hunter World Iceborne Expansion Revealed

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Capcom just unveiled the first big expansion for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, which is expected to drop in Fall 2019.

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Conan Unconquered Reveal Trailer Arrives

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Petroglyph, the developer behind the remaster of Command & Conquer, is working on a new game for the Conan franchise, set in the Conan universe, and a has dropped a new trailer to give everyone a glimpse into their new title.

Conan Unconquered, which will be available for both single-player and two-player co-op sometime in 2019, will be a strategy game, and you can see the cinematic trailer below:

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Microsoft’s Phil Spencer Aims To Have Xbox Game Pass On All Devices

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Microsoft has some lofty goals for Xbox Game Pass, and Phil Spencer is aiming for the moon when it comes to delivering Xbox Game Pass to more people.

Spencer said that Microsoft wants to bring Xbox Game Pass to “every device”, while speaking during the San Francisco’s Barclays conference last week.

Certainly, Microsoft’s Project xCloud will lay the foundation for doing just that, as it will go to public testing in 2019 and would be the logical bridge to Xbox Game Pass on mobile.

“We need to make sure that we’re world-class at free-to-play content, but we also look at subscription as a much lower barrier way for a customer to build a library of content,” Spencer elaborated (h/t VG247). “So we built Xbox Game Pass. It started on console, it will come to PC, and eventually it will come to every device.

“We use the flywheel that we have with customers on an Xbox to start the growth in Xbox Game Pass. But as somebody sitting back and taking a longer-term view of where our business is going, you should look at that as a business model that we think scales to billions of people not hundreds of millions of people like retail does.”

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