Xbox boss Phil Spencer has reportedly told staff that his team are “disturbed and deeply troubled by the horrific events and actions” at Activision Blizzard, following allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment.
This story was brought back to the forefront this week after The Wall Street Journal published a report alleging that CEO Bobby Kotick had been aware of sexual misconduct allegations for years at the company. This also led to over 100 employees staging a walkout soon afterwards, protesting outside of the Blizzard Entertainment campus.
In response, Bloomberg is reporting that Phil Spencer told Xbox employees in an internal email that he's “evaluating all aspects of our relationship with Activision Blizzard and making ongoing proactive adjustments".
Spencer echoes the thoughts of PlayStation's Jim Ryan who shared similar sentiments with Sony staff recently, stating that he was “disheartened and frankly stunned" to read that the company "has not done enough to address a deep-seated culture of discrimination and harassment."