Blizzard Entertainment’s been seeing quite a lot of upheaval in latest weeks and months, which, after all, is primarily due to the continued lawsuit in opposition to the corporate primarily based on allegations of harassment and discrimination in opposition to staff, and the fallout of that has resulted in turnover of assorted leads on the firm, for some motive or the opposite.
As Bloomberg stories, Chacko Sonny – govt producer on Overwatch and its upcoming sequel – is leaving the corporate as effectively, although there’s little to no indication that his departure is associated to the controversies surrounding Blizzard proper now. According to Bloomberg, Blizzard staff selecting to stay nameless have acknowledged that Sonny was a well-respected determine within the firm and there wasn’t any information of allegations made in opposition to him.
Alongside Overwatch 2, fellow upcoming Blizzard title Diablo 4 has additionally seen some turnover with a number of artistic leads having been let go from the corporate. Earlier, Blizzard president J. Allen Brack additionally stepped down from his position and left the corporate. Recently, Activision Blizzard additionally employed new folks for the Chief People Officer and Chief Creative Officer positions, and Chief Legal Officer Charlie Hart just lately resigned.
Alongside the lawsuit in opposition to the corporate, Activision Blizzard is additionally being investigated by the SEC.