Activision Publishing CEO Resigns

With Activision Blizzard embroiled in legal feuds bought on by the current and increasingly former makers of its lucrative Call of Duty franchise, Mike Griffith has resigned from his role as president and CEO of its Activision Publishing subsidiary.

Griffith's resignation, effective April 23, was revealed in filing with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. The impetus behind his resignation was not specified, though he will stay on as vice-chairman of Activision Blizzard.

"Duties as Vice-Chairman of Activision Blizzard include participating in Board of Directors and Chairman of the Board meetings and other internal strategy sessions; providing counsel to Activision Blizzard's executive team; and providing services on key initiatives and projects, as requested by the CEO," explained the filing.