Microsoft launches Activision acquisition after saying it is ‘deeply troubled’ by scandal reports

As Microsoft plans to acquire Activision Blizzard this year, new filings with U.S. regulators provide more details on the acquisition, including a timeline that appears to have been made by Microsoft due to the ongoing scandal surrounding Activision Blizzard. acquired.Filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission detail The timeline for the acquisition, prior to the announcement, began on November 19 and ended on January 17.

Microsoft’s Phil Spencer first pitched the idea to Activision’s Bobby Kotick on November 19, 2021, just three days after a Wall Street Journal story about Kotick’s scandal included He worked hard to cover up details of harassment within Activision Blizzard Game Studios, as well as his own bad behavior.