To the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) journalists could find outthat current Activision Blizzard boss Bobby Kotick has always been concerned with how his company looks to the public. That’s why, after a series of scandals in 2021, the publisher’s CEO reportedly considered the possibility of buying a major gaming publication that would help shape the information agenda needed.
The Wall Street Journal publication indicates that such a publication could be Kotaku or PC Gamer. The “right” materials of the sites would help Activision Blizzard win the favor of the audience in this case.
A spokesman for Activision did not confirm the information about the consideration of buying gambling sites. G/O Media (which owns Kotaku) declined to comment to WSJ journalists, and the owners of PC Gamer did not respond at the time the American edition material was published.
As a reminder, on Jan. 18, Microsoft announced plans to buy Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion. It is understood that Kotik will leave the company due to a change in leadership once the deal is finalized.
Bobby Kotick is reported to be entitled to solid payments in the event of a no-cause layoff as a result of a change in company leadership – $292.97 million as of December 2020.