Kotick will remain in charge at the Call of Duty and World of Warcraft firm until March 2023.
This company is mostly Walmart level sh$%. At this point the damage will take decades to mend.
His bonuses also got cut, so not really. They cut his salary and bonus potential as well.
But is such going to translate to better base wages and compensation? Some kind of economic protection from layoffs after a project's completed.
Indirectly, it will. That money will go to investment in new projects which means more opportunities.
And you know this how? By "new projects" all you're saying is more work for people who are already largely being exploited. May as well be talking about trickle down economics. Relying on the goodwill of those who have well shown they have none.
Same way you seem to know there is no good to this at all.
Unless an official announcement happens saying the excess salary will be turned into lower employee benefit and wages, this is likely a temporary stunt that will quietly reversed later.
If I just got a $200m bonus I would gladly work for free.. I wouldn’t need any more money that’s enough money for 100 life times otherwise it’s just pure greed
It's subjective. People look at Bobby and get upset because of Activision and Blizzards direction. Others look at Elon Musk and think he's doing great things.
Elon is a legend moving things forward for the better of mankind... Bobby just a greedy f$ck
Did you just compare Elon musk to this scumbag? Lol.
Lol, that's probably the worst comparison ever. Musk is pretty much a pioneer in his domain. Kotick is in the business of looting his company until the end.
On what fucking planet is 200 million "subjective"? He has more money than you, me, your extended family, and everyone in your entire DNA chain throughout history has had and will ever have. This man has enough wealth to effectively eradicate homelessness in the United States. He could give 99% of his money away and still be filthy fucking rich enough to have more money that 99.999% of the human population.
Thank you, now my DNA is no longer interested in me. :( My DNA: Why you let Bobby do dis.. If it turns out that i can't have kids , now i know it is because of this moment.
Video game vs. Mars Horrible comparison
Subjective in that CEOs see bonuses and raises while devs get laid off and monetization creeps into ever lower quality games consumers are only expected to buy?
We hate him because he chased off everyone at blizzard and put in his bean counters and thats why Word of warcraft is going to hell. That was hundreds of millions of dollars of subs a month and bobby dumb ass managed to mess even that up no wonder bungie wanted to leave .
$2 million is not enough for one lifetime unless maybe you live and die alone and don't travel or go out.
Seven children can't do maths
so, a pay cut that includes earning more than the pay cut somehow?
Halves his salary and bonus, people still bitch lol.
Eat shit bitter bitch
Ahhh you mad Bobby? Pro tip... Be more likeable.
Ahh are you bitter bitch? Pro tip: No one cares if you like them or not.
#corporatism As long as he runs the company in the greed filled ways he has, they'll find ways to keep him at the top. Hate for the company or no. The guy just brought in 200 million. The halving his salary means little in the grand scheme of things and, as the article states, he could actually make even more. All a PR stunt.
He’s been the ceo of activision for 40 some odd years lol. If you invested in activision 40 years ago you would be filthy rich too. He’s not going anywhere because he makes them a stupid amount of money. It’s not complicated or corporatism. It’s just a corporation lol. That’s how they all work. Corporatism is when the government props up corporations and banks with welfare. The only thing propping up activision are idiots who buy Mtx. Is it greedy to take money from stupid people? I’m indifferent on the guy personally. I don’t buy many (if any) activision or blizzard games so it has no impact on me. I just find it funny how people bitch and don’t know the first thing about what he does or has done to make that kind of money. He obviously gets a share of the profits. If the corporation he runs makes 2 billion dollars his share will be sizable. It’s not complicated. If it was a PR stunt it failed lol. He cut his salary and bonus in half and people still cry. Why even bother? I wouldn’t have gave up anything.
you aren't wrong.
I have no intention of defending corporations tangled in China’s butt hairs, I just wish people understood what they are bitching about lol
Wonder why his percentage bonuses are so good.... "total shareholder return has grown by over 8,100% between 2000 and 2020" Ah.
It's absurd he makes this much money for a failing business model. But it is what it is, the company decides what to pay who and for what work; the alternative would be much worse. Be careful what you wish for...
If Bobby knew what to do with money he could gain more than he ever could here without working a day in his life again....unless he didn’t save any of those crazy earnings and burned it on hookers and blow.....Bobby just might do that. He has that hookers and blow look face to him. You know. That thing you can’t define but you know. Yeah
It is amazing how blizz quality games took a nosedive after getting in bed with activation.
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