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11 months ago

Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick Defends Microsoft's Planned Takeover of the Video Game Maker

Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick (symbolic picture)
Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick (symbolic picture)

 

IIE Digital Desk : Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick has defended Microsoft's planned takeover of the video game maker, saying that it will "accelerate" the company's growth and "allow us to create even better games."

Kotick made the comments in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, in which he also addressed the recent allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination at Activision Blizzard. He said that the company is "committed to creating a safe and inclusive workplace for all employees" and that it is "taking steps to address the issues that have been raised." The proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft is one of the biggest deals in the history of the video game industry. The deal, which is still subject to regulatory approval, would give Microsoft control of some of the most popular video game franchises in the world, including Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, and Candy Crush.

Kotick said that the acquisition would allow Activision Blizzard to "accelerate" its growth by giving it access to Microsoft's resources and expertise. He also said that it would "allow us to create even better games" by giving the company the ability to "invest in new technology and talent." The deal has been met with mixed reactions from the gaming community. Some gamers have welcomed the acquisition, saying that it will give Activision Blizzard the resources it needs to address the issues that have been raised. Others have expressed concerns that the acquisition will lead to job losses and a decline in the quality of Activision Blizzard's games.


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