Xbox Head Phil Spencer Joins Sony in Criticism of Activision Blizzard, ‘Evaluating Relationship’ With the Publisher - Outstanding news

Xbox Head Phil Spencer Joins Sony in Criticism of Activision Blizzard, ‘Evaluating Relationship’ With the Publisher



Following PlayStation boss Jim Ryan sending out an email to staff criticizing Activision Blizzard’s handling of recent allegations about Bobby Kotick, Xbox head Phil Spencer has followed suit. Spencer’s email to Xbox staff, as seen and verified by Bloomberg, says that he and the leadership team at Xbox are “disturbed and deeply troubled by the horrific events and actions? from Activision Blizzard. Spencer also referenced the Wall Street Journal report from this week about Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick’s knowledge of sexual harassment, intervening on behalf of abusers, and mistreating women himself.
In the email, Spencer says that he is “evaluating all aspects of our relationship with Activision Blizzard and making ongoing proactive adjustments,? which shows a level of action that we didn’t necessarily see in the email from Jim Ryan?though Sony’s deals with Activision could leave their hands tied, making immediate actions more difficult. Some have noticed, however, that Sony removed Call of Duty: Vanguard from the big featured games banner on the PlayStation Store site.
Bloomberg reported yesterday that PlayStation’s CEO sent a note to Activision Blizzard about how they plan to address their internal situation.
PlayStation appears to have removed Vanguard from the featured section on their site.
Today vs. yesterday: pic.twitter.com/vWYyHGDY2S
? CharlieIntel (@charlieINTEL) November 18, 2021

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