LEGO Overwatch delayed due to ongoing Activision Blizzard trial
LEGO is delaying a planned Overwatch 2 set from its previous release on February 1 due to ongoing lawsuits against Activision Blizzard.
Editor’s Note: A lawsuit has been filed against Activision Blizzard by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, which alleges the company has engaged in abuse, discrimination and retaliation against its female employees. Activision Blizzard has denied these allegations. Full details of the Activision Blizzard trial (content disclaimer: rape, suicide, abuse, harassment) are updated as new information becomes available.
The ongoing lawsuit against Activision Blizzard has caused Lego delay a project Monitoring 2 together as he reassesses his relationship with the controversial publisher. Last summer, the state of California announced legal action against Activision Blizzard following a two-year investigation into reports of sexual harassment, abuse and discrimination among leaders of Activision Blizzard. Recent developments also accuse Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick of not only knowing about the misconduct within his company, but also actively taking steps to cover it up.
The backlash against Activision Blizzard in the wake of the bombing accusations was swift, as all company staff staged a massive walkout in July to demand better protection in the workplace. Many people inside and outside of the gaming industry have lent their support, with World of warcraft players organizing an in-game protest and sponsors like T-Mobile pulling their support for Call of Duty and Monitoring ESports events. Now, it seems even LEGO is reconsidering its association with Activision Blizzard in the face of ever-growing allegations.
Gaming News Leak Nibel recently published that LEGO has delayed their project Monitoring 2 The Titan set, which was originally slated to hit stores on February 1, following the ongoing legal action against Activision Blizzard. LEGO News Site The handyman would confirm this, also announcing that the Danish construction toy company is “is currently reviewing our partnership with Activision Blizzard, given concerns about progress being made to address persistent allegations about workplace culture, particularly the treatment of female colleagues and the creation of a diverse and inclusive environment.“
As with many other popular video games like Super Mario and Sonic the hedgehog, LEGO has teamed up with Activision Blizzard for sets based on its hit title Battle Royale Monitoring in the past, as well as an alternate LEGO-themed skin for Monitoring Bastion hero. the Monitoring 2 The theme set was announced in December and reportedly featured Minifigure versions of Tracer and Mei as well as a buildable version of the gigantic Titan robot.
LEGO is a traditionally family-friendly brand, and the recent sexual misconduct lawsuits and allegations against Activision Blizzard are understandably something they don’t want to be associated with. Maybe there will come a time when Lego is ready to resume his link with the popular Monitoring 2, but at the moment it seems both planned Monitoring 2 together, and the company’s partnership with Activision Blizzard could be put on hold as controversy surrounding the publisher continues to grow.
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