Activision and its internal problems: was Microsoft the only salvation?

Activision and its internal problems: was Microsoft the only salvation?

Activision and its internal problems

In recent months there has been a lot of talk about the acquisition of Activision Blizzard on behalf of Microsoft. This specific market move has been accompanied by a series of particular moments, complaints and in-depth investigations that have led to the current situation. A new intervention is once again casting doubt on the situation, suggesting that this maneuver is using the latest industry scandals for a common advantage .

More specifically, the lawyers of a Swedish pension fund have filed a lawsuit against Microsoft and Activision Blizzard, according to reports from According to their allegation, both companies are exploiting the sex scandals of the second in a takeover process that would be convenient for both parties.

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Activision Blizzard has not been slow to respond to these Allegations: “We got 98% approval from the votes cast, and the board of directors went through a thorough process to decide the best move for employees, shareholders and players,” said Joe Christinat , accompanied by statements from Microsoft that: "Our proposed acquisition of Activision has been negotiated legally and fairly." How will this new development end?