Blizzard morale gets a hit after the co-leader’s surprising resignation

On Tuesday, Activision Blizzard announced its financial results for the period, which includes the July filing of the California lawsuit on discrimination and sexual harassment and the immediate aftermath. The headline for investors is that the company’s revenue outlook for the end of the year is weaker than analysts expected, but it beat its third-quarter forecast with net revenue of $ 2.07 billion, which improved year-over-year with the help of Diablo 2: Resurrected .

Finance, however, felt like the secondary topic of the call as Activision Blizzard executives reiterated plans to review recruitment and HR practices and surprised employees with the news that Blizzard co-manager Jen Oneal is stepping down. The resignation came as a shock, and according to some, it has hurt the morale of Blizzard just as it began to improve.

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