Last Thursday, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) received a letter from the four US senators Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Sheldon Whitehouse and Cory Booker.
The senators expressed their depth concern about the planned acquisition of Activision Blizzard through the Microsoft Group.
In their view, the merger would threaten the demands of workers of Activision Blizzard for accountability and the people hinder the fact that their voice is heard.
“Today we write about the planned $ 68.7 billion assumption of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft, a merger that threatens the claims of workers according to accountability and could create a dangerous precedent in the industry. The employees of Activision Blizzard have charged for years of sexual misconduct, discrimination and unfair work practices for years of greater transparency and accountability in the game industry, and we are deeply worried that this acquisition could continue to disrupt these employees and prevent their voices. “
The deal would also protect the letter to CEO Bobby Kotick by 2023 and, on top of that, bring it to millions of dollars, including a golden rescue screen of 14.5 million.
In addition, it says: “This lack of accountability, although shareholders, employees and the public demand that KITICK is responsible for the culture he has created would be an unacceptable result of the planned Microsoft acquisition.”
Compared to the Wall Street Journal, a spokeswoman of Activision said that there is no special payments for Kotick in connection with the planned deal.
Lisa Tanzi, Corporate Vice President and General Counsel from Microsoft, said to improve the workplace culture at Activision that you have already made progress and progress will be made after completing the assumption.