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News video games 19 November 2021, 12:29

author: Przemyslaw Dygas

Bobby Kotick Loses Support; Phil Spencer and Microsoft Join Activision Blizzard's Criticizers

Another controversy related to mobbing in Activision Blizzard begins to affect relations with other companies. Xbox, for example, is set to evaluate its relationship with the publisher.

IN A NUTSHELL:
  • Phil Spencer commented on the subsequent scandals related to Activision Blizzard;
  • The head of the Xbox department evaluates the current relationship with the American holding company;
  • It is possible that there will be changes.

The controversy surrounding Activision Blizzard seems to be endless. Recently, more information has come to light about the actions of the company's executives, including Bobby Kotick himself. He was said to have silenced all scandals, and even threatened one of the employees with death. Not surprisingly, the employees decided to organize another protest and sign a petition in which they demand Kotick's dismissal. Even part of the company's shareholders joined the group demanding radical changes.

This is not the end of Activision Blizzard's problems. It turns out that the aforementioned controversy may also affect relations with other companies. As reported by Bloomberg, Phil Spencer, the head of the Xbox division at Microsoft, responded to recent reports. He is concerned about the actions of the company led by Bobby Kotick. Moreover, according to Spencer, there is no place for this kind of behavior in the digital entertainment industry.

However, journalists' attention was caught by another, probably much more important declaration. In view of recent events Spencer will be constantly evaluating all aspects of Xbox's relationship with Activision Blizzard and implement appropriate changes. Unfortunately, he did not reveal what exactly he meant by this. These kinds of announcements can be worrying for the publisher of such series as Call of Duty and Diablo, which currently faces numerous problems. Whether this will involve some tangible actions, we will probably find out in the near future.

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