Video game console makers seem to be watching closely what Activision Blizzard is going on. Before Sony and Xbox expressed some concern about the known lawsuits and now it is Nintendo that does the same, through the president of the American division, Doug Bowser.
In an email sent to all Nintendo employees and obtained by FanbyteBowser explained that they have been watching what happens with Activision. “I think these reports are very worrying,” said the president of Nintendo of America. “They go against my values and also against Nintendo’s values, beliefs and policies.”
The executive has also said that Activision Blizzard has already been contacted and that some measures are being taken, although it is not clear what those measures are or what consequences could be in the future.
But the mere fact that Nintendo is analyzing the situation is proof that what happened with Activision Blizzard is not going unnoticed in the realm of the great executive leadership. Earlier, Phil Spencer of Xbox and Jim Ryan of PlayStation also expressed concern over the allegations, which leave not only employees of internal studios on the wrong foot, but also high-level directors such as Bobby Kotick, the CEO of the company. company.
Xbox and PlayStation are a great ally for Activision Blizzard, especially thanks to the franchise Call of duty that in both consoles adds several tens of millions of players. Therefore, losing the support of console manufacturers would be a major blow that they better avoid.
In that sense, there are already some voices calling for Kotick’s departure and the executive has been open to it.