Bobby Kotick affirms that the delay of Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2 was what affected the value of Activision Blizzard
The purchase of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft has been formed as the Bombay of the week, and we still continue to find opinions and theories that alluded to the most important news of the last months. A good part of the attention revolves around Bobby Kick and the decisions he has taken as CEO of his company and, although it has already been confirmed that he will leave as soon as the transaction finishes, he still has a great power in Activision Blizzard.
Almost whole teams turn around and cite you as the only reason Tracy Kennedy and we continue to know information around the performance of both companies. On this occasion, Kick has granted an interview with Camembert where he talks about the acquisition of Activision Blizzard. Being asked about the harassment at work and its repercussions on the value of the company, the CEO responded the following: I think that most affected the value of the actions more than that was the delay of Overwatch and Devil . And I think people started seeing that this year’s Call of Duty did not work well, so I really believe that the research [of the Department of Housing and Fair Employment of California] and The Wall’s article Street Journal contributed to that, but actions go up and go down a variety of reasons .
These statements were not well-received by the public or by the employees of Activision Blizzard, being the publication of Tracy Kennedy , one of the Overwatch producers, the most sounded response. Bobby, tell us all about randomized projects for overwatch 1 that you threw us over, the team was just so that it will be canceled and lost months of overwatch development 2. Or how almost whole teams turn around and cite you IT Is like the only reason, explained the professional on Twitter.
It should be noted that the delay of Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4 really affected Activision Blizzard economically, because that same month collapsed in the stock exchange. However, it seems that this fall was not serious enough for the company’s coffers as not to consider substantial purchases involving means of communication with the objective of change the company’s account , according to the Wall Street Journal.