With Activision-Blizzard still in the midst of a seemingly never-ending abuse scandal, the Lego Group has decided to step back from releasing its brand new Overwatch 2-themed Lego set, which was originally set to be launched on February 1st. For now, the Lego Group has merely paused the release of the set, rather than canceled it, but the company is now taking some time to review its exclusive licensing agreement with Activision-Blizzard to determine its next steps in light of the ongoing scandal.
“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,” stated the Lego group.
The Lego partnership was one of the first licensing deals for Activision-Blizzard. The agreement highlighted the immense potential for Overwatch to reach a younger audience and connect with them on a deeper level. To date, there have been over a dozen building sets and Lego kits released.
Activision-Blizzard has been the subject of criticism from a list of sponsors. It’s currently facing multiple allegations of sexual abuse and discrimination by the State of California Department of Fair Employment and Housing as well.
Meanwhile, Overwatch keeps on getting drier by the minute. Fans are eagerly awaiting any news about Overwatch’s second installment. Since Blizzard announced Overwatch 2 and left the first opus alone, many players have lost their interest in the franchise.
(All information was provided by EZ Sports Network)
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