Blizzard employees stage protest walkout
The fallout of allegations against Activision Blizzard continues as Blizzard development staff stage a walkout in protest over the company and its dismal handling of the now pending US lawsuit.
Blizzard management has announced they’ll pay employees participating in the protest with the company extending paid leave to all involved. Those protesting have also issued a list of demands.
- World of Warcraft team release statement
- NPC Field Marshal Afrasiabi to be removed
- CEO Bobby Kotick releases letter to staff
- Law firm to ‘review company practices’
- Management and senior execs ‘to be reviewed’
Kotick letter: Meanwhile Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick has posted an open letter addressing the tumultuous week, and acknowledged their initial response to those concerned was “quite frankly, tone-deaf.”
Action plan: He’s also has enlisted law firm WilmerHale to “conduct a review of our policies and procedures” with work to begin straight away. He lists five immediate courses of action which include “personnel changes” at the company.