The Overwatch League is officially dead, as Activision Blizzard confirms they're moving on and "evolving competitive Overwatch".
With the approval of Microsoft's efforts to acquire Activision Blizzard looking almost certain to close by next week, Activision Blizzard is beginning to discuss what might happen next in terms of its games and Game Pass.
According to a new report by The Verge, Microsoft's long acquisition struggle to own Activision Blizzard should be over next week.
Last night, talk of layoffs from Activision Blizzard affecting the Hearthstone team began to circulate, with several employees sharing the news. Among them was an engineer that had been with the company for 18 years.
Activision Blizzard released their Q2 2023 financials this morning, and while it's not all rosy for the company, there are some pretty big milestones for the publisher, namely surrounding the release of Diablo 4.
For those looking at the recent legal win for Microsoft in its Activision Blizzard acquisition and hoping it means we'll see Diablo 4 on Game Pass any time soon, Blizzard's President has shut that down full stop in a recent tweet.
Activision Blizzard announced its plans to shut down the original incarnation of Call of Duty: Warzone, known as Warzone Caldera, in September bringing a close to that chapter in the FPS' history.
Activision Blizzard files a motion to intervene to appeal the UK's rejection of the company's acquisition by Microsoft.
Activision Blizzard released their financial disclosure for the first quarter of 2023, and they released it a day early for that matter. The results showed ABK revenues surpassing expectations, even if Blizzard's monthly active users dropped a whole 40% compared to last quarter.
Reports on a Blizzard meeting and Q&A with Mike Ybarra say that the president's comments on lower than expected bonuses, and upcoming return to office mandate left them with lowered morale.
The UK Competitions and Markets Authority report on Microsoft's proposed acquisition of Activision-Blizzard finds the deal would "substantially reduce competition" and recommends prohibiting the deal or substantial divestiture to save it.
Activision Blizzard has released their final quarterly earnings report for the fiscal year that was 2022, with Q4 2022 showing some gains in key areas. Blizzard themselves saw a jump year-over-year in Monthly Active Users, seeing an increase from 24 million in Q4 2021 to 45 Million in Q4 2022, a nearly 90% increase.
A $35mil settlement reached between Activision Blizzard and the Securities and Exchange Commission will close charges of whistleblower and workplace disclosure rule violations.
Proletariat is dropping its request for a unionization vote under the National Labor Relations Board. The Activison-Blizzard owned studio initially declared the intent to unionize the full studio in December.
Microsoft announced today that it would be cutting up to 10,000 jobs at the tech giant across its workforce, with reports stating that the gaming divisions at both Xbox and Bethesda are affected by the layoffs. This was announced exactly one year to the day that Microsoft told the world they planned on acquiring Activision Blizzard for billions.