Nintendo is responding to the Activision-Blizzard situation. Doug Bowser is “concerned”

Doug Bowser is another top representative of the platform who has decided to contact his employees after the recent events with Activision-Blizzard. The head of the American Nintendo confirms that he is currently assessing cooperation with the creators of the Call of Duty series.

The latest news regarding the extensive harassment and disastrous working conditions at Activision-Blizzard has already been commented on by Jim Ryan (PlayStation boss) and Phil Spencer (Xbox boss), but even Doug Bowser sent a message to his employees.

Fanbyte’s editorial staff received internal correspondence, and then a Nintendo representative confirmed that the head of the American Nintendo had spoken on the matter. Doug Bowser approached all internal teams at the Japanese corporation to explain his concern about the situation.

“Together with all of you, I have been following recent Activision-Blizzard events and ongoing reports of sexual harassment and toxicity within the company. I find these reports distressing and disturbing. They are contrary to my values ​​as well as to Nintendo’s beliefs, values ​​and policies. “

Bowser then pointed out that Nintendo is committed to offering an open and inclusive workplace where everyone is welcome. In his opinion – Big N adheres to expected standards and requires the same of its partners in the industry.

The head of the American Nintendo noted that he is together with representatives of the corporation “In contact with Activision”and then added an interesting detail – the company has “taken actions and is evaluating new ones”. Doug Bowser did not explain what it really means, but there are many indications that the Japanese corporation is analyzing the entire relationship with Activision-Blizzard.

A representative of Nintendo also contacted ESA – Activision-Blizzard and Nintendo are members of this organization, which is to be “Voice and spokesman” game publishing companies around the world. As it turns out, Big N and ESA have been working together for at least last week to prepare a position on harassment and abuse in the workplace.

“Every company in the industry must create an environment where everyone is respected and treated as equals, and where everyone understands the consequences of not doing so.”


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