Microsoft introduced Tuesday a $69 billion deal to buy US gaming large Activision Blizzard, the agency behind hits like “Name of Obligation” that has been hit by allegations of intercourse discrimination in opposition to girls.
“This acquisition will speed up the expansion in Microsoft’s gaming enterprise throughout cellular, PC, console and cloud and can present constructing blocks for the metaverse,” Microsoft stated in a press release.
Activision, the California-based maker of “Sweet Crush” has been hit by worker protests, departures, and a state lawsuit alleging it enabled poisonous office circumstances and sexual harassment in opposition to girls.
Over the previous seven months the corporate has obtained about 700 stories of worker considerations over sexual assault or harassment or different misconduct, in some circumstances separate stories about the identical incident, The Wall Avenue Journal has reported.
Almost 20 p.c of Activision Blizzard’s 9,500 workers have signed a petition calling for CEO Bobby Kotick to resign.
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