Original Xbox Creator is not happy with the purchase of Activision Blizzard. Why?
While it is true that the purchase of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft will have positive repercussions for the creators of Overwatch and Call of Duty, one of the most criticized points has been the perfect exit that Booby Kick has. This is something that Seamus Blackly, creator Elbow original, dislikes a lot.
As you will know, Bobby Kick is expected to leave his position as CEO of Activision Blizzard in 2023, once the purchase of the company manages to materialize. However, the executive will not only leave the position of him, but will receive a compensation of $400 million dollars, and It seems that all the accusations of harassment of him will be forgotten . In this way, Blackly expects Microsoft to change the work culture that the developers of this company live. This was what he commented:
I get sick that the reward for years of despicable practices towards developers seems to be a great payday for their perpetrators. My hope is that the acquisition provokes a change in the culture of Activision and can catalyze a certain responsibility for those who have been avoided so far.
I firmly believe in @ xboxp3 as a leader and executive. I think this is a very insightful movement and could represent a great victory for Xbox. There are overwhelming challenges in all great acquisitions. I only see the problems of the developer’s culture as primordial here, before everything else.
Although Bobby Kick was not mentioned by name, Blackly is clearly referring to the accusations that have arisen against the manager. Although this person can leave Ilea at the end of the day, the original Xbox creator is still trusting Phil Spencer , and hopes that true changes are already on track.
On related topics, PlayStation finally broke the silence, and this was what he commented on the purchase of Blizzard Activision. Similarly, Bobby Kick points to the delays of Overwatch 2 and Diablo IV as reasons why the company’s shares fell.
Seamus Blackly is right. At the end of the day, Bobby Kick may disappear from the video game industry with a pocket full of money, leaving his accusations in oblivion, which is unfortunate, and makes it clear that at the end of the day, the actions of the rich no They have consequences.