In recent weeks, the Activision-Blizzard scandal has reached one of its highest points after it revealed that its CEO, Bobby Kotick, not only knew about the allegations of sexual harassment and abuse at the company, but that he was part of them. Since the report was published in The Wall Street JournalMembers of the media and industry raised their voices with the expectation that Kotick would resign at any moment. However, this has not been the case and new information indicates that the manager still had the luxury of giving himself one last chance.
Bobby Kotick won’t resign from Activision – Blizzard
According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, Bobby Kotick told the Activision – Blizzard Board of Directors that he will consider resignation as long as he is unable to resolve company issues as quickly as possible. According to sources consulted by the newspaper, Kotick expressed his intentions last Friday to the directors of Activision – Blizzard and pointed out that if whatever he is going to do generates good results, he will leave after 3 decades working in the video game company , one of the largest in the world.
According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, Bobby Kotick told senior managers at Activision Blizzard he would consider stepping down if he can’t quickly fix the company’s culture problem. pic.twitter.com/F8VjVIcgW3
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Kotick has been supported by the company’s top management at all times
Although this is not official information, it is considered that this has been the decision that has been made in the upper echelons of Activision – Blizzard, who have expressed their support for Kotick from the beginning and do not show signs of even thinking about a sanction for the CEO.
The reaction of the community has not been long in coming either, with criticism of what appears to be Kotick’s permanence at the helm of Activision – Blizzard and questions that indicate that if he did not do something before, there would be no reason to do it now, since the problems of Harassment, abuse and labor exploitation in the company are at all levels.
In this way, it seems that the top management of Activision – Blizzard aim to continue protecting Kotick in any situation and what was shaping up as a resignation soon to happen, seems to remain as a muffled cry of protests.
Recently, Jim Ryan, head of PlayStation, and Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, expressed their dissatisfaction with what is happening at Activision – Blizzard and in the case of Microsoft’s games division they made sure that they are reviewing the relationship they have with the company to make decisions on the fly in case there is no solution.
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