The companies seek to shore up their reputation with the suit, but it hinges on whether courts deem the cheats derivative or not.
Remote work policies are starting to crop up as the industry seeks to mitigate employee exposure. As the virus limits manufacturing, there could even be a delay to PS5 or Xbox Series X launches.
The video game industry is plagued by a culture of crunch that prioritizes profit over the physical and mental well-being of its employees. Recently, some companies have made efforts to buck this trend, which is a welcome change.
Pomerantz LLP declared it is investigating security fraud claims or any other illegal business practices on Activision-Blizzard's investors' behalf. One expert warns that this is a normal practice after a 'very bad day at the market' and most likely reflects lawyers 'gaming the securities laws.'
Bungie takes a bold step in embracing its 'Destiny'. But what about Activision-Blizzard?
NetEase has also invested extensively in former Activision partner, Bungie.
The road ahead for Bungie is filled with the opportunities and challenges of self-publishing a triple-A game.