A tweet from
announces her resignation from Blizzard Entertainment
). She has been involved in pushing for the removal of Activision
Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick over the ongoing sexual harassment scandal that's
engulfed the company (her username includes the #FireBobbyKotick hashtag). This
sentiment is apparently viral, as there's also a
group pushing for Kotick's removal from Coke's Board
. Jessica says she is
leaving game development entirely, and takes a parting shot on the way
My commitment to my Future…
Unfortunately, this is a goodbye message. It's been a long journey over the
years, and I have made the decision to leave Blizzard by putting my well-being
first. I've accepted an opportunity that is too good to pass up. I'll still be
moving into a senior quality engineering role for a financial tech company, and
out of Game Development entirely.
I regret that I couldn't meet my colleagues under better circumstances, but I
take our shared vision for diversity, equity, inclusion, and worker's rights
with me and value the work that we've done during my time here. For those of you
thankful for my voice, I encourage you to find yours and use it. There are good
people in the industry, and I believe with enough education and awareness ABK
can be a great place to be. There's lots of work to do still and I am mentally
wounded from this fight. It's been a long and exhausting road for change, but it
Don't forget what so many passionate developers worked hard towards and
continued to work towards in my absence. Let your passion and the passion of
those around you drive the spark that ignites meaningful change. I believe in
the good people in this company and can't wait to see where you all can take it.
To @bkotick: Your inaction and refusal to take accountability is driving out
great talent and the products will suffer until you are removed from your
position as CEO. This may seem harsh, but you had years to fix the culture and
look at where the community currently stands.
My last day is December 10th.
Every voice matters,