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.