Since the announcement that the State of California has been investigating Activision Blizzard over harassment allegations, many statements have come out from both current and previous employees at the company.
Many current and past employees have taken to social media to share their thoughts and disappointment with the company, including Jeff Hamilton, a Senior Systems Designer for World of Warcraft.
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He says on Twitter that "almost no work is being done on World of Warcraft right now while this obscenity plays out".
"Activision’s response to this is currently taking a group of world-class developers and making them so mad and traumatized they’re rendered unable to keep making a great game."
This is not good news for the franchise, as the recent patch has just been released after a long delay and many players believe this may affect the rest of the expansion seeing as they are already behind on the 2-year expansion cycle after Shadowlands itself was delayed last year.
Initially, two contradicting emails were sent out to employees, the first from Blizzard President J. Allen Brack taking a more sympathetic approach, and the second, from recently hired Activision Blizzard Executive Fran Townsend who says the report contained "factually incorrect, old, and out of context stories".
This angered and disappointed employees which is why many have taken their frustration to Twitter, to express how the people who work at Activision Blizzard really feel.