A new report from The Wall Street Journal says that Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick informed staff recently that he would think about the possibility of stepping down if he is unable to fix the company’s workplace issues in a timely manner. This is according to comments he is said to have made during a meeting on Friday, November 19 with “senior managers” at Blizzard specifically.
According to sources speaking to WSJ, Kotick said he would consider stepping down if the issues were not fixed “with speed.” A spokesperson for Activision Blizzard did not respond to WSJ’s request for comment. GameSpot has reached out to the company as well.
According to WSJ, Activision Blizzard held “a series of internal meetings” last week during which Kotick and other executives spoke about what they are doing to improve company culture. Blizzard head Mike Ybarra was apparently among the senior managers to lead a meeting. Engineer Violet Klorer praised Ybarra for taking the time to answer “hard” questions about Blizzard.
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Author: Eddie Makuch