The news of the purchase of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft has occupied the headlines in recent days, and many have opined the possible problems and benefits. Some are concerned about the possibility that Xbox becomes too large and what could mean for the video game industry in general. The American Congressman Jerrold «Jerry» Nadler led Twitter this week to share his posture. Nadler did not offer any specific support or opposition to the agreement, but he did cite himself for the accusations that shook Activision Blizzard during the last year, as well as what this agreement could mean for competition.
«Activision Blizzard, which is already a giant of the Games, has a pattern of intimidation of workers to evade responsibility for unbridled inappropriate sexual behavior. I hope that this agreement will be examined closely to ensure that it does not harm US workers or competition, Nadler wrote on Twitter.
Nadler's opinion echoes the concerns of many video game fans! Last July, accusations of racism, sexism and a Bot fraternity culture began to circulate Activision Blizzard. In recent months, many changes have occurred in the editor, including the dismissal of several employees and the elimination of specific references in games such as Warcraft and Supervision. There has been concerned that changes in the company have not occurred quickly, and there have also been pressures for the dismissal of Executive Director Bobby Kick. Kick is expected to go after the purchase of Microsoft, but nothing has been confirmed, at the time of writing this article.
For now, fanatics will only have to wait and see what happens! While some players are understandably concerned about the acquisition of Microsoft, it is too early to know what impact the purchase will have in the industry. Conversations between Microsoft and Sony suggest that Call of Duty will continue to appear in PlayStation, although it is not clear about what form. Hopefully, once the purchase is finished, the results will be good for the employees of the company, as well as for the players.
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