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Analyst expects Game Pass to reach 100 million subscribers if Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard closes
Microsoft’s $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard will likely close by the beginning of 2023. If this happens, the number of Game Pass subscribers might reach 100 million, an analyst believes.
Report: Activision tries to block Blizzard Albany’s union, spending ‘hundreds of thousands’ on union-busting firm
A group of employees at Blizzard Albany, formerly Vicarious Visions, have accused Activation of preventing their unionization efforts. The Diablo IV developers say the company has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to deny their labor rights.
Activision Blizzard shareholders vote for annual misconduct report, ignoring board’s recommendation
Activision Blizzard shareholders have voted for the company to issue an annual report about workplace misconduct and make all details public. The publisher’s board, however, previously recommended a no vote regarding this matter.
Activision Blizzard says there was no “systematic harassment” at company, according to its own review
Activision Blizzard has shared results of its internal investigation, saying that there was no systematic harassment at the company. Its board has also concluded that the publisher’s executives never intentionally ignored instances of discrimination.
Activision Blizzard recognizes Raven QA testers’ union, pledges to begin “good faith negotiations”
A few weeks after a group of testers at Raven Software voted to form a union, it was officially recognized by Activision Blizzard. The company’s CEO Bobby Kotick has also promised to begin negotiations with the Communications Workers of America (CWA).
Call of Duty franchise surpasses $30 billion in lifetime revenue, with its sales topping 425 million units
Following the presentation of Modern Warfare II, Activision Blizzard has shared some stats on the Call of Duty series. It’s been revealed that the franchise has surpassed $30 billion in lifetime revenue.
Call of Duty testers at Raven form first union at major US game company despite Activision’s pressure
Members of Raven Software’s QA team have voted to unionize following pressure from Activision Blizzard and a wave of layoffs. This will be the first official union formed at a US-listed game company.
Activision Blizzard’s diversity tool causes controversy online, with Overwatch devs denying using this “creepy dystopian chart”
The so-called “Diversity Space Tool,” which was recently introduced by Activision Blizzard, has drawn criticism from players and developers. Some of the Overwatch creators have also denied any connection to this technology.
Activision Blizzard cites Microsoft deal and lower Call of Duty sales as cause of declined revenues
Activision Blizzard has released a financial report for the first quarter of 2022. The company saw its revenues and net income decline year-over-year, with lower Call of Duty sales and the Microsoft deal being named among the reasons behind it.
Report: Meta COO Sheryl Sandberg pressured Daily Mail to bury reporting on her then-boyfriend Bobby Kotick
Sheryl Sandberg, one of Meta’s executives, has reportedly pressured a UK tabloid to drop reporting on Bobby Kotick. This happened when she and the Activision Blizzard CEO were in a relationship.