Currently, Blizzard is not going through its best moments and some decisions taken by one of the most beloved companies in the PC Gaming scene have been cause for criticism and annoyance by fans. There are those who believe that Blizzard has moved away from its roots and according to some creatives who participated in the first Diablo, this idea is not far from reality.
During an interview with PCGamer, David Brevik, Erich Schaefer and Max Schaefer, creators of Diablo, they talked about what Blizzard is today and said that the company has changed a lot, not only in quantitative terms, something expected, but in terms of its policies and ideas regarding creativity.
The old Blizzard is gone. When we quit, there was like 180 employees total. There’s thousands now. The whole empire is different, and Activision didn’t have any influence. […] Now [Blizzard is] a video game empire that has to appease shareholders and all that sort of stuff. You can’t be that big and be as free-wheeling as we were, and one of the reasons we left was to be more self-deterministic and not be beholden to some monstrous organization.
Subsequently, Max Schaefer referred to the controversy that recently involved Blizzard for the punishment imposed on a professional Hearthstone player.
Sometimes you wake up in the morning and you’re in a no win situation, and I think that, to some extent, that’s what happened with [Blizzard]. There was no clean way out. And I think they kind of bungled it, obviously, but there was no way they were getting through that without some controversy. Because of the structure of Blizzard now they think with their wallets first, and I think that kind of led the decision making more than anything, and they’d maybe underestimated what people’s perception of that would be.
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The third quarter of the fiscal year has not left good results for Activision Blizzard and its recent financial report confirmed a drop in the finances of the companies that make up the company, that is, Activision, Blizzard and King. Also, some announcements made in the framework of the presentation have had an impact on the stock market, causing the fall of its shares.
A Wccftech report revealed that following the financial results published by Activision Blizzard and an important announcement related to its important title for this season, Call of Duty Modern Warfare, the company’s shares fell 3.28% yesterday, leaving the share price at $59.81, an amount that was below the forecasts.
According to the information, many of these projections took into account the launch of the Battle Pass for Call of Duty Modern Warfare, which as you know will be the means of access for additional content during the new delivery cycle.
However, Activision announced that, although the Battle Pass debut was scheduled for this month, it will be until December when it reaches Call of Duty Modern Warfare, a fact that negatively impacted the company’s actions on the Stock Exchange.