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News video games 12 January 2022, 10:53

author: Adrian Werner

LEGO Delays Overwatch 2 Sets Due to Activision Scandals

LEGO has suspended the release of Overwatch 2 sets due to recent scandals at Activision Blizzard. The manufacturer is concerned about the publisher's handling of the issues.

IN A NUTSHELL:
  1. LEGO has suspended the release of a set inspired by Overwatch 2;
  2. The reason is the recent scandal at Activision;
  3. So far it is not known when or if the the block sets will go on sale.

The controversy surrounding the scandal related to mobbing and sexual harassment cases at Activision Blizzard does not die down. This time, the manufacturer of LEGO bricks expressed its opposition to the publisher's practices, suspending the release of the set inspired by Overwatch 2, whose main part is the Titan mech.

Originally, the bricks were supposed to hit the market on February 1 this year. LEGO has not announced a new release date, announcing that the suspension is - at least for now - indefinite. The company has expressed concern about the work culture at Activision and is reconsidering further collaboration with the publisher.

LEGO Delays Overwatch 2 Sets Due to Activision Scandals - picture #1
The set was supposed to debut on February 1.

Recall that, according to journalist reports, CEO Bobby Kotick was to have hidden cases of sexual harassment in Activision Blizzard. After the disclosure of the affair, he promised to change the publisher's policy on this issue, but he has no intention to resign from his post, which was demanded by many employees and investors.

This is not the first negative reaction to the scandals at Activision. Earlier, Jim Ryan, head of Sony's PlayStation division, criticized the US publisher's response to the crisis in an email sent to his employees. Microsoft's Phil Spencer and Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser have also made similar statements.

So far, none of these companies have severed or even suspended their partnership with Activision. LEGO was the first to decide to take such a step.

  1. LEGO - official website
  2. Overwatch 2 - official website
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