Activision Blizzard has confirmed that it is instituting a return-to-office mandate for its employees. King workers already returned in July 2022, while ABK and Blizzard employees will return in April and July, respectively. The new policy requires attendance at the office for at least three days a week.
First reported by VGC, this news was met with various reactions, with some voices on social media being concerned about the health hazards of returning during the pandemic. The company has stated that each studio will have an individualized plan for the policy that provides as much flexibility as possible. The mandate emphasizes the importance of staff returning to their workplace to make progress as groups.