Following the most recent round of allegations involving Activision CEO Bobby Kotick, Xbox is ‘evaluating’ its relationship with Activision.
Activision Blizzard has been caught up in a swamp of increasingly disturbing allegations, lawsuits and allegations since the State of California lawsuit occurred in the summer of 2021. The company is accused of having a toxic atmosphere. harmful, “frat boy” encourages harassment, especially against women and LGBT employees. The allegations have attracted a lot of negative attention and now Xbox is said to be re-evaluating its relationship with Activision.
The Activision controversy is now a mess, leading to Activision lays off more than 20 employees is a direct result of attention. Attempts to keep its reputation on the water appear to have failed, especially now that attention has been focused on Activision CEO Bobby Kotick.
Bobby Kotick was recently charged not only aware of a toxic work environment, but also participates in the abuse of some women. These allegations have prompted some employees to demand his resignation, and according to gaming journalist Jason Schreier on Twitter, Xbox boss Phil Spencer has also stepped in. Phil Spencer is said to be “deeply concerned” by Bobby Kotick’s behavior and is currently assessing the relationship between Xbox and Activision – an important move, since most of Activision’s game library is published on consoles. Xbox and Xbox Live gaming helped Call of Duty franchise to become a sensation.
A group of Activision Blizzard shareholders have called for Bobby Kotick to step down, and more than 500 employees signed a petition demanding that he be removed. In addition, Jim Ryan, PlayStation Director of Sony Group Corp. also voiced disagreement with Activision. While much of the legal turmoil seems to stem from Activision’s treatment of real-life women and LGBT people, the company has made several attempts to salvage its reputation by changing aspects of his game. This includes changing a Overwatch character names from Jesse McCree to Cole Cassidy, a move notable since the real-life McCree has also been implicated in harassment allegations.
It seems that fans have mixed opinions about this move. Some Twitter users have noted that if both Xbox and PlayStation puts pressure on Activision, they can have a serious impact on a company’s bottom line. Other users questioned why both companies responded Activision Blizzard controversial but not controversial about Ubisoft in 2020. One possible answer is that there is more documented behavior in this case.
Activision Blizzard employees have left, demanding to replace Bobby Kotick due to various problems at the company.
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