The delay of Overwatch 2 and Diablo IV affected the Blizzard Activision position in the bag
Many have pointed out that Bobby Kick, current CEO of Activision Blizzard, and his accusations of harassment are responsible for the bad image and the territory of the company in the Stock Exchange. However, the director has mentioned that this is not the case, and the delays of diablo IV and overwatch 2 are those responsible for the bad state in which Activision Blizzard has been found during the last year.
In an interview with Games beat, Kick was questioned about accusations of harassment and inappropriate behavior. However, instead of answering about this problem, the manager diverted attention to the delay of overwatch 2 and diablo IV , noting that these were the most important factors at the time of speaking about the state of the company in the bag. This was what he commented:
I think that what most affected the value of the actions more than that was the delay of Overwatch and Devil. And I think people started seeing that this year’s Call of Duty did not work well. So I think that really the research [of the Department of Housing and Fair Employment of California] and the article by The Wall Street Journal contributed to that, but the shares go up and go down a variety of reasons.
However, it seems that even these delays are a consequence of the administration of it. By means of Twitter, Tracy Kennedy, one of the Overwatch producers, has indicated that Kick assigned new projects related to this title, thus diverting the attention of the sequels, causing delayed delay . This was what Kennedy said:
Bobby, tell everyone about randomized projects for Overwatch 1 who threw us over, the team did so only to be canceled and lost months of overwatch development 2. Or how almost whole teams turn around and cite to you as the reason [of this].
While it is true that the delay of these two titles had an impact on the Activision Blizzard position within the Exchange, at the end of the day, Bobby Kick’s shares that ended up harming the company . On related topics, PlayStation has finally responded to the purchase of Activision Blizzard. Similarly, fans want to see a SMASH of Activision and Bethesda.
At the end of the day, everything always takes us to Bobby Kick. The businessman did help Activision Blizzard at the time, but in recent years it seems that everything badly related to the company is always related to this director. It will be interesting to see how it is that last year in this position it will be developed.