Kotick Petition Gains Steam; Xbox "Evaluating" ActiBlizz Relationship

A tweet from ABetterABK says over 500 current Activision Blizzard employees have signed a petition calling for the removal of Bobby Kotick as CEO. A check of the petition shows that it now has more than double that number of signatures (1222 as of this writing). There's more on the harassment scandal at Activision Blizzard on Bloomberg (may require registration or subscription), where it's reported that Xbox boss Phil Spencer told staff that Microsoft is "evaluating all aspects of our relationship with Activision Blizzard and making ongoing proactive adjustments." The Verge reports receiving confirmation of this from Microsoft. It is worth noting that, like similar comments yesterday from PlayStation boss Jim Ryan, this was an internal communication, rather than a more damning public statement. But it is still not good news for embattled CEO Bobby Kotick that both of these major platform holders are expressing such misgivings. A tweet from GamesIndustry relates Activision Blizzard's reaction to Sony and Microsoft:
UPDATE: Activision has responded to Sony and Microsoft's comments, saying "We respect all feedback from our valued partners and are engaging with them further"