Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick Will Consider Stepping Down
Following the walkout last week, Bobby Kotick has reportedly said that he may consider stepping down as CEO of Activision Blizzard if the company's sexual harassment and other cultural problems are solved.
The Wall Street Journal reported that Kotick held a meeting with senior leaders at Blizzard Entertainment last week, in which he said he was "ashamed" of some of the incidents under his tenure as CEO. He reportedly apologised for his way of handling the current situation after employees were not satisfies unless he resigned. According to the outlet, Kotick raised a possibility of resigning if he couldn't fix the company's problems "with speed".
Ever since The Wall Street Journal reported that the CEO allegedly knew about many of the sexual misconduct incidents, calls for his resignation have been increasing. Kotick has also been accused of mistreating women himself, as he was previously alleged of threatening to have his assistant killed.
Apparently, the allegations not only caused damage to Blizzard but also companies like Sony Interactive Entertainment and Microsoft. Phil Spencer, Head of Microsoft's Xbox division reportedly told his employees that he was "evaluating all aspects of our relationship with Activision Blizzard and making ongoing proactive adjustments."