Bobby Kotick, current CEO of Activision, is a very controversial figure within the video game industry. Especially since he can be seen as the main culprit for the bullying issues within his company. For this reason, many saw it as a light of hope that he announced that he would leave the company, but now it seems that this depends on the sale of Activision Blizzard King to Microsoft.
In January 2022, when Microsoft announced that it had reached an agreement to buy Activision Blizzard, a report revealed that Kotick would step down as CEO of the company when the deal was finalized. This information was shared by The Wall Street Journal, one of the most respected media in the world.
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Now that the deal is in potential danger of collapsing, Fox Business points out that “sources close to the situation” mention that Kotick will remain “at the gaming giant to run the company” if the deal falls through. Simply put, if Microsoft buys Activision Blizzard Kotick is gone; if he doesn’t, he stays.
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There is still no official position on the future of Kotick
Of course, it must be taken into account that there is still no official position on what will happen with Kotick if the deal is closed or not. According to Activision, there are still no talks about what will happen to the manager once the future of the acquisition is known.
“Microsoft and Mr. Kotick have had no post-closing discussions or negotiations regarding employment agreements with Microsoft prior to the approval and execution of the merger agreement and the transactions contemplated therein, nor have they held discussions or negotiations subsequent to said closing. approval and performance through the date hereof,” Activision said in April 2022.
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So at this time it is not clear what will happen to Bobby Kotick after the acquisition closes or collapses. We’ll keep an eye out and let you know when we have official details.
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