Nintendo Joins Sony And Xbox In Speaking Against Activision Blizzard

New developments in the Activison Blizzard scandal. Bowser’s stance on the issue revealed.

By Achi Ikeda. Posted 11/26/2021 12:54 Comment on this     ShareThis

Doug Bowser’s stance on the recent Activision Blizzard scandal has now been revealed through internal emails shared by Fanbyte and then confirmed by a Nintendo spokesperson. Nintendo, Sony, and Xbox now all openly stand against the sexual harassment and toxicity reports on Activision Blizzard.

Bowser’s email was sent to all Nintendo of America staff last Friday.

“Along with all of you, I’ve been following the latest developments with Activision Blizzard and the ongoing reports of sexual harassment and toxicity at the company.”

“I find these accounts distressing and disturbing. They run counter to my values as well as Nintendo’s beliefs, values and policies.”

“Every company in the industry must create an environment where everyone is respected and treated as equals, and where all understand the consequences of not doing so.”

In the emails, Bowser also pushed Nintendo’s commitment to an open and inclusive workplace. He stated that the company also expects the same from other firms in the video game industry.

Previous Activision Blizzard scandals have been, for the most part, forgotten.

Activision Blizzard, developers of Call of Duty, Crash Bandicoot, World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, Diablo, Overwatch, Spyro, and so much more. In October of 2019, Blitzchung, a professional Taiwanese Hearthstone player was banned from the the Hearthstone Grandmaster tournament after voicing his support of the Hong Kong protests during a stream at the tournament. Along with the ban, he was also forced to give up all the price money he had received so far. What followed was a Blizzard boycott by players and a letter from the United States Congress representatives which eventually lead to a reduction of Blitzchung’s punishment.

From what it seems, this most recent scandal is getting significantly more press and traction.

How do you think Activision Blizzard should proceed? Let us know in the comments!

Source: Games Industry

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