With daily reports of Activision Blizzard cracking down on its alleged toxic workplace, no one seemed to think more employees would be dismissed. In fact, three senior employees no longer work at the company. This includes Luis Barriga, the director for Diablo 4.
3 Senior Employees Let Go from Activision Blizzard
A Kotaku report suggests that three senior employees have been let go from Activision Blizzard. This includes Diablo 4 director, Luis Barriga, Diablo 4 lead designer, Jesse Mcree, and World of Warcraft designer, Jonathan LeCraft.
When the story first broke no one at Activation Blizzard had really said anything. Suddenly, this afternoon, that all changed with this response.
“We can confirm Luis Barriga, Jesse McCree, and Jonathan LeCraft are no longer with the company,” they wrote. Activsion Bizzard has a deep, talented roster of developers already in place and new leaders have been assigned where appropriate. We are confident in our ability to continue progress, deliver amazing experiences to our players, and move forward to ensure a safe, productive work environment for all.”
Needless to say that some things will be changing for Diablo 4. We might never actually see the changes behind the scenes. Regardless, it’s good to see a company willing to make changes to improve conditions for its employees. In other Diablo news, the beta for Diablo II: Resurrection will be starting this week for those with Early Access.
“We at Lords of Gaming condemn the discrimination, misogyny, and toxic working environment at Activision Blizzard. For more information, please see our Lord’s Minute on the subject. If you are struggling with thoughts of self-harm or suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline. We care about you.”