A new Overwatch 2 Lego set has been delayed as the Lego Group reviews its business relationship with gaming publisher Activision Blizzard.
A spokesman for The Lego Group told Burke Phanetics that it was “concerned” about the progress made by Activision Blizzard in improving its workplace culture in the wake of reports of abuse and other conflicts within the organization. ” Is.
It said: “We are currently reviewing our partnership with Activation Blizzard to address the ongoing allegations regarding the workplace culture, especially the treatment of female colleagues and the creation of a diverse and inclusive environment. In view of the concerns about the progress being made for. “
As the Lego Group is reviewing, it has chosen to delay the launch of its new Lego Overwatch 2 set. Earlier, it was scheduled to go on sale on February 1.
GameSpot has contacted Activision Blizzard in an attempt to get more details.
The Lego Group appears to be one of the first large companies to discuss details of its working relationship with Activision Blizzard and to make product changes in response to its many controversies. For its part, Xbox boss Phil Spencer recently said that the company has changed “how we do certain things” with the company, although the executive declined to give details.
As far as Overwatch 2 is concerned, Activision Blizzard recently announced that it, along with Diablo IV, will be delayed, leading to a sharp drop in the company’s share price. Activision Blizzard also recently acknowledged that it is seeing “increased market competition for our skills and high-end volunteer business” in the context of lawsuits and investigations against the company over sexual harassment and discrimination against women. Furthermore, CEO Bobby Kotick said that Activision Blizzard “will continue to face challenging and negative media attention.”
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