Working for Activision has not changed us at all, according to Blizzard Entertainment's Michael Ryder. Ryder's outfit merged with Activision in 2007 and he claims it had not changed the way it worked at all.
This is despite the fact that another Activision's buy out Infinity Ward had a mass exodus after co-founder Vince Zampella and president Jason West and staffers tried to sue the conglomerate for unpaid royalties.
However as far as Ryder is concerned everything is fine with Activision, so we guess he has been paid his bonus following the launch of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. He said the outfit makes the same decisions in the same way we always have, and the relationship with Activision hasn't changed that.
For Blizzard, our culture is extremely important.That culture, those values, binds us together and it defines the way we want to behave, Ryder said here.