Activision Blizzard's CEO Bobby Kotick gave an interview to CNBC, where he talked about his company and how they're handling the ongoing coronavirus situation. As for the games - everything is on track.
Of course, Kotick is under no illusions that his company will be completely unaffected because let's face it - everyone already is. It's more a matter of determining how much of an impact it was when the time comes.
Asked whether Activision Blizzard expects any delays on account of the situation, he replied, "I don't know that we quite know yet [...] Most of the things that we have in production and development are on track for now. I think we'll have to really reassess that in a month and in three months."
Kotick said that the health and safety of Activision Blizzard's employees is his number one priority, and it's hard to argue with that.
They too switched to working from home, with the company picking up the bill for anything special they may need to stay at home.
Even more so, Kotick himself sent out an e-mail to all Activision Blizzard's employees, giving them his own phone number and encouraging them to call him directly if they have any health concerns. And as it turns out, a few hundred of them did, leaving us to contemplate how being a proper captain of your own ship is always a good thing.
Although Bobby Kotick may not be a household name for many, he'll be marking his fourth decade in the industry in a few years. Having spent most of it shirking away from the spotlight, there couldn't have been a better time to break your own rules, we suppose.
You can find the CNBC piece here .