In just one week the ceremony of The Game Awards 2021 will take place, one of the most important fairs and presentations in the video game sector, and this year, in addition to promising a huge number of companies and titles present, it has also been confirmed a great absence, that of Activision Blizzard.
And it is that Geoff Keighley himself, organizer and presenter of the event, has confirmed that the presence of the developer will be limited only to its nominated games, leaving “Banned” from your direct participation in the event after the controversy that has plagued the company in recent months.
It all started with the first statements in his recent interview with The Washington Post, in which Keighley shared his personal and organizational position: «We want to support employees and developers to tell their storiesBut we don’t want companies to miss out on showing off their games. We have to be very careful about how to proceed here.«.
However, the reaction of the public soon resonated with force, with numerous complaints on social networks that ended up causing The Game Awards 2021 to take, removing all planned presentations and talks from the program.
is a time of celebration for this industry, the biggest form of entertainment in the world.
There is no place for abuse, harassment or predatory practices in any company or any community.
– Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley)
«Beyond their nominations, I can confirm that Activision Blizzard will not be part of The Game Awards 2021«, Sentenced Keighley,»The Game Awards is a celebration for the industry, the largest form of entertainment in the world. There is no room for abuse, harassment or predatory practices in any company or community ».
Additionally, also present in this same thread, a larger message was added: «I also realize that we have a great platform that can accelerate and inspire change. We are committed to that, but we need to work together to build a better and more inclusive environment where everyone can feel safe creating the best games in the world.«.
Thus, the fair joins other major players in the sector such as Sony, Xbox and Nintendo, who have previously expressed their disagreement with the mismanagement of Activision Blizzard.