Report: Kotick might leave Activision Blizzard if company problems aren't fixed

Report: Kotick might leave Activision Blizzard if company problems aren't fixed

Activision Blizzard CEO Robert Kotick has said that might step down if he is unable to fix the problems at the company.

That's according to a report from The Wall Street Journal, which says that the exec held a series of meetings with management at the company, saying that he wasn't stepping down just yet, but would consider it if the issues present in the company's working culture aren't fixed fast.

This comes in the wake of a report that claimed Kotick knew about the misconduct issues at Activision Blizzard before the lawsuit that was filed by California's Department of Fair Employment and Housing that alleged a toxic working culture at the games giant.

A petition calling for Kotick's resignation has now been signed by almost 1,800 employees by Activision Blizzard employees.

Xbox boss Spencer has also said that Microsoft is "evaluating" its relationship with Activision Blizzard.

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Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.


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