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.
Unionization efforts for Proletariat will head to an anonymous vote after some workers may have felt pressured to participate. A new statement from the workers' group is optimistic about ongoing discussions.
In a repose today to the FTC's lawsuit against Microsoft for its designs to purchase Activison Blizzard, the tech giant has claimed that the approach by the Federal Trade Commission violates the company's constitutional rights.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has sued to block the nearly $69 billion deal that would see Microsoft acquire Activision Blizzard over claims that it would harm competition and consumer choices.
A new report says that that Microsoft will make concessions in order to preserve its Activision Blizzard deal in Europe, with hopes to appease regulators more generally too.
Microsoft's nearly $69 billion dollar proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard might be hitting a new snag. A federal antitrust lawsuit may be incoming, seeking to block the deal.
This quarter's financial report from Activision Blizzard has some interesting details, including the report of company-wide revenues going down over the quarter while Blizzard, for their part, is on the rise.
Would we have Diablo Immortal if the Activision Blizzard merger hadn't happened? That's the speculation former Diablo producer Jay Wilson has opened up, saying it was Activision that pushed for free to play Diablo.
Activision Blizzard has been named in an unfair labor practices complaint by the Communications Workers of America
Activision Blizzard has been hit with another lawsuit from a former employee who alleges the company was awash with harassment and discrimination against women in the workplace.
Microsoft has outwardly talked about keeping Call of Duty on PlayStation following the completion of their acquisition of Activision Blizzard, however it seems that has a term limit. PlayStation's boss Jim Ryan revealed that the deal offered by the Xbox creator was simply "inadequate."
Microsoft and Activision-Blizzard have days to respond to a UK regulatory agency's report of concerns that the deal would harm competition. If their responses are insufficient, it could go to a tighter review.
Activision Blizzard's Q2 2022 Investor filing has been released today, showcasing the company's performance over the last quarter. The report shows an increase in Monthly Active Users, or MAUs, for the first time since 2018, likely due to the success of Diablo Immortal before the close of the quarter.