The popular toymaker company LEGO is currently reevaluating their relationship with Activision Blizzard following the ongoing workplace allegations leveled against the company, choosing to delay their Overwatch 2 set. The Overwatch 2 Titan set was originally planned to be released on 1 February, but has now been pushed back indefinitely.
LEGO provided a statement confirming that they’ve delayed the Overwatch 2 Titan set as they continue to review their working relationship with Activision Blizzard. For those who missed out, the Call of Duty publisher is still facing ongoing workplace allegations of misconduct and sexual harassment, with CEO Bobby Kotick being called to resign from his position.
LEGO’s full statement reads:
“We are currently reviewing our partnership with Activision Blizzard, given concerns about the progress being made to address continuing allegations regarding workplace culture, especially the treatment of female colleagues and creating a diverse and inclusive environment. While we complete the review, we will pause the release of a LEGO Overwatch 2 product which was due to go on sale on February 1, 2022.”
As for what’s currently happening at Activision Blizzard, the ABK Workers Alliance Strike Fund recently raised over $350,000. Many employees at the company are still striking in solidarity with Raven QA, the team behind quality assurance for Call of Duty: Warzone. The Raven team’s contracts were terminated last year, leading to mass walkouts and strikes from employees calling for solidarity and union. As a result, Call of Duty: Warzone has not received any substantial updates or fixes for current bugs and glitches.
Activision Blizzard chose to delay both Overwatch 2 and Diablo IV to an unspecified date, though clarified that they will not be releasing in 2022. Both games are now expected to release in either 2023 or beyond.
Source: The Brick Fan