The Activision Blizzard boss considered buying a major gaming publication

The Activision Blizzard boss considered buying a major gaming publication to “mitigate” the situation after the molestation scandal.

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.

Image source: Activision

Image source: Activision

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.



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