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Microsoft President Promises to Make Changes to the Culture in Activision Blizzard

Following the news of Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard, many are wondering what will the tech giant do as the gaming company has been embroiled in some toxic workplace culture issues.

According to VGC, Microsoft president Brad Smith told CNBC that his company is looking at the current leadership team at Activision Blizzard. "We're looking to the leadership team at Activision Blizzard today to make culture and workplace safety a top priority every single day, until the day when this deal hopefully closes. And then we'll take over and we need to make that same commitment," he said.

"There will be some aspects that will change but it will all be one new team that will work together," Smith added. "Most importantly, we want to see the culture evolve, and we'll see how people perform between now and the day this closes, assuming it's approved. And then we'll have the opportunity to make sure that we have the right people in the right position."

Previously, Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick was called out by employees to step down from his position as CEO after it was revealed that he knew about the alleged sexual assault and harassment allegations within the company. Kotick is expected to leave the company when the deal closes in 2023.


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