Xbox Chief Phil Spencer is evaluating its relationship with Activision Blizzard, the Microsoft-owned gaming console maker confirmed on Thursday amid allegations of sexual misconduct and equal pay violations against the video-game publisher.
Bloomberg first reported the news on Thursday, citing an email sent to employees.
“The leadership at Xbox and Microsoft stand by our teams and support them in building a safer environment for all,” Spencer said in a statement.
A spokesperson for Activision said the company was engaging with its partners.
Earlier this week, employees staged a walkout following a report that the company’s chief executive officer knew about allegations of sexual harassment and assault earlier than previously known.
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