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Xbox Chief Says He’s Evaluating Relationship With Activision

  • Phil Spencer’s note to staff follows similar from PlayStation
  • Some 500 Activision employees call for Kotick’s resignation
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Activision CEO Kotick Under Increasing Pressure
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Microsoft Corp.’s head of Xbox said he’s “evaluating all aspects of our relationship with Activision Blizzard and making ongoing proactive adjustments,” in light of the recent revelations at the video game publisher.

In an email to staff seen by Bloomberg News, Phil Spencer said he and the gaming leadership team are “disturbed and deeply troubled by the horrific events and actions” at Activision Blizzard Inc. He referred to the Wall Street Journal story earlier this week that said Chief Executive Officer Bobby Kotick knew of sexual harassment at the company for years and that he mistreated women.