ABK Workers Alliance, a group that represents staff at Activision Blizzard King, has issued a statement on Twitter in reaction to the news:
“The news of Activision’s acquisition by Microsoft is surprising, but does not change the goals of the ABK Worker’s Alliance.
“We remain committed to fighting for workplace improvements and the rights of our employees regardless of who is financially in control of the company.
“We will continue to work alongside our allies across the gaming industry to push for measurable change in an industry that desperately needs it. We called for the removal of Bobby Kotick as CEO in November for shielding abusers and he still remains CEO as of this writing.
“The strike for Raven QA is in its fifth week, and our striking staff has still not received response from leadership regarding our request to negotiate.
“And finally, 3 out of 4 of our original collective demands to improve the conditions of women in our workforce have not been met.
“Whatever the leadership structure of the company, we will continue our push to #EndAbuseInGaming, and appreciate the outpouring of support we’ve experienced in the last year.”